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Tennessee Transporters of Alcoholic Beverages

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The State of Tennessee Alcoholic Beverage Commission is responsible for licensing and has regulatory authority pertaining to alcoholic beverages. The commission has oversight of alcohol manufacturers, distillers, warehousemen, dealers, sales, mixing, taxes, wholesaler, and the transportation of beer and other alcoholic beverages. The Tennessee Code Annotated Section 57-1-102 thru 57-5-407 defines alcoholic beverages and beer tax requirements. Alcohol Transporters that transport any alcoholic beverage through, into, within or from Tennessee in a common carrier are required to be bonded.

Surety Bond and Application Requirements:

  1. Obtain a surety bond in the amount of $1,000 to ensure all transported alcoholic beverages have been properly documented. The original surety bond must be filed with the Commission.
  2. The Commission requires that shipment receipts or a bill of lading with the exact description of the alcoholic beverage, its beginning point, destination, and route must be documented.

How Much Will This Bond Cost?

The premium that you pay for a Tennessee Transportation of Alcoholic Beverages Surety Bond is dependent on credit. Rates start at $100 with good credit. Contact our Surety Bond Specialists for a free quote that fits your specific situation.

Did You Know?

Transported alcoholic beverages must be delivered by the most direct route to the buyer.

Related Links:

Tennessee Alcohol Beverages and Beer Tax Guide (refer to pg. 29)

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