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Iowa Alcohol Permit Surety Bonds

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Iowa law requires licensing or permits for all Alcohol Retailers, Wholesalers, Manufacturers, Importers and Brokers.

The Iowa Alcoholic Beverages Division only issues licenses or permits to qualified applicants.

Surety Bond and Permit Requirements:

  1. Applicants must have good moral character -- no felony convictions, has good financial standing and reputation, and has not had a liquor license or permit revoked in the past two years.
  2. Applicants must be able to pass a background check.
  3. Premises requirements include: applicant must own, lease or rent space, mdet local zoning approval, be in good repair and free from litter, and meet all state laws and local ordinances.
  4. Applicants must complete the application and pay the applicable fees.
  5. Obtain a $5,000 surety bond based on the permit type needed:
  • Class A Beer Permit (Beer Wholesale Only)
  • Class AA Beer Permit (High Alcohol Content Beer)
  • Special Class A Beer Permit (Brew Pub Privilege Only)
  • Special Class AA Beer Permit (High Proof Brew Pub)
  • Class A Wine Permit and Class A Native Wine Permit (Wine Wholesale Only)
  • Wine Direct Shippers License Bond
  • Retail Class E Liquor License Bond -Surety bond amount to be determined by the Division
  • How Much Will This Bond Cost?

    The premium that you pay for an Iowa Alcohol Surety Bond is based on the bond type and credit. Rates for bond amounts under $10,000 start at $100 with good credit. Contact our Surety Bond Specialists for a free quote that fits your specific situation.

    Related Links:

    Iowa Alcoholic Beverage Commission Information
    Iowa Alcohol Licensing Laws
    Iowa Alcohol License Classifications

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