Alabama Warehouseman’s Surety Bond

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What is an Alabama warehouseman’s bond?

In Alabama, the Gins and Warehouses Division of the ADAI (Alabama Department of Agriculture and Industries) regulates the operation of warehouse operators and grain dealers. The ADAI requires federal and public warehousemen and grain dealers to obtain a surety bond (warehouse bond) to acquire and maintain a business permit.

Each year, the deadline to renew your bond (and Warehouseman’s Permit) is July 31. You could be subject to a 15% late fee if you miss the deadline. If you operate your business with the proper permit, you’re subject to a penalty of up to $1,000.

See ADAI’s Gins and Warehouses page for more information and links to other application packets. 

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Who needs this bond?

Anyone applying for a warehouseman’s permit in Alabama needs this bond. The requirement applies to the following types of facilities:

  • Public warehouses
  • Cotton warehouses
  • Grain warehouses
  • Federal warehouses

An Alabama warehouseman’s bond protects the property of those storing goods in a public warehouse. The bond holds facility operators accountable by holding them financially responsible for each depositor’s personal property. Operators must abide by the bond’s terms and conditions regarding the storage and safekeeping of property to avoid costly bond claims.

Alabama Warehouseman Bonding Requirements

The ADAI’s Administrative Code, Chapter 80-6-5, requires all warehousemen in the state of Alabama to comply with state rules and regulations, including obtaining the proper permit. Complete the following steps to get your warehouseman’s permit:

  1. Complete your permit application (get it signed and notarized) and pay a filing fee of $150.
  2. Obtain a $5,000 surety bond or an equivalent.
  3. Submit a Certificate of Insurance for “Warehouseman’s Legal Liability.”

How much does a warehouseman’s bond cost in Alabama?

You will pay a small percentage of the $5,000 bond as your annual premium. If you have good credit, you can expect to pay as low as $100. 

Remember to renew your Alabama warehouseman’s bond by July 31 every year to maintain compliance with the state of Alabama (and avoid extra fees). Call ZipBonds at (888) 435-4191 to get bonded as quickly as possible.

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