$1,000 North Dakota Cigarettes, Cigarette Papers, Snuff, Cigars or Tobacco Distributor Bond

Businesses are required to file a $1,000.00 bond with the State of North Dakota Office of the Attorney General (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.

Cigarettes, Cigarette Papers, Snuff, Cigars or Tobacco Distributor Bond

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How much does the North Dakota Cigarettes, Cigarette Papers, Snuff, Cigars or Tobacco Distributor bond cost?

North Dakota Cigarettes, Cigarette Papers, Snuff, Cigars or Tobacco Distributor bonds typically cost $100.

Is a Credit Check Required for North Dakota Cigarettes, Cigarette Papers, Snuff, Cigars or Tobacco Distributor Bonds?

Credit checks are not required for the North Dakota Cigarettes, Cigarette Papers, Snuff, Cigars or Tobacco Distributor Bond.

Why is the North Dakota Cigarettes, Cigarette Papers, Snuff, Cigars or Tobacco Distributor bond required?

Businesses are required to purchase and file a $1,000 bond with the State of North Dakota Office of the Attorney General 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 North Dakota Cigarettes, Cigarette Papers, Snuff, Cigars or Tobacco Distributor bond work?

North Dakota Cigarettes, Cigarette Papers, Snuff, Cigars or Tobacco Distributor bonds must be issued by an insurance carrier admitted by the North Dakota Department of Insurance. The insurance company issuing any surety bond, such as the North Dakota Cigarettes, Cigarette Papers, Snuff, Cigars or Tobacco Distributor 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 State of North Dakota Office of the Attorney General 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.