$750 County of Houston Beer and Wine Retail Sales Bond

Businesses are required to file a $750 bond with the County of Houston (the "Obligee") to activate their license. The bond protects the Obligee by transferring to a surety bond company the cost of ensuring the public is compensated for damages resulting from a licensed business breaking licensing laws.

Beer and Wine Retail Sales Bond

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How much does the County of Houston Beer and Wine Retail Sales bond cost?

County of Houston Beer and Wine Retail Sales bonds cost $100.

Is a Credit Check Required for County of Houston Beer and Wine Retail Sales Bonds?

Credit checks are not required for the County of Houston Beer and Wine Retail Sales bond.

Why is the County of Houston Beer and Wine Retail Sales bond required?

Businesses are required to purchase and file a $750 bond with the County of Houston to activate their license. The bond protects the Obligee by transferring to a surety bond company the cost of ensuring the public is compensated for damages resulting from the failure of a licensed business complying with the provisions of licensing laws.

How does the County of Houston Beer and Wine Retail Sales bond work?

County of Houston Beer and Wine Retail Sales bonds must be issued by an insurance carrier admitted by the GA Department of Insurance. The insurance company issuing any surety bond, such as the County of Houston Beer and Wine Retail Sales bond, will also be referred to as the “surety company” or the “bond company”. The business is referred to as the Principal, the surety bond company as the Obligor and the County of Houston as the Obligee.

The surety company provides the Obligee a guarantee (the surety bond) that the customers, vendors and employees of a licensed business will receive payment for financial damages due to a violation of licensing law up the bond amount stated on the bond form (“penal sum”). The bond company also directly receives claims from the public and determines the validity of claims. Ultimately, the licensed business owners are responsible for their actions and required by law to reimburse the surety company for any payments made under the bond or face indefinite license suspension.