Houston County, Alabama Motor Fuel Distributors Bond

Houston County Motor Fuel Distributors Bond

Houston County, Alabama requires distributors of motor fuel to file a $10,000 Motor Fuel Distributor Bond as a requisite of the mandated Business Privilege License. 

Jet Insurance Company provides the Motor Fuel Distributors Bond as an extra layer of reassurance to Houston County that the distributor will follow the terms of their license, in addition to the associated tax regulations. The surety bond serves as a fiscal guarantee to ensure the county will receive payment for all licensing fees and sales taxes due.

APPLY FOR BOND

Whether you are applying for the first time or renewing your business privilege license, Jet can help you secure the Motor Fuel Distributors Bond in just minutes!

What Is the Cost of the Houston Motor Fuel Distributors Bond?

At Jet, the $10,000 Motor Fuel Distributors Bond starts at $100 annually, or you can choose our convenient $10 monthly plan. Our rates are based on a small fraction of the bond limit and your personal credit score. Refer to our chart below for additional preferred credit rates and bond terms offered.

Bond TermCost
Monthly$10
1 Year$100
2 Years$175
3 Years$250
Houston County Motor Fuel Distributor Bond Cost

Jet’s monthly rate offer is our worry free option! Just set up payment and never think about your bond again until cancellation is sought.

Why Is the Motor Fuel Distributors Bond Required in Houston County?

Houston County requires motor fuel distributors to acquire a $10,000 Motor Fuel Distributors Bond as an assurance that they will meet the industry standards of their license, and will pay all licensing fees and sales taxes due to the county’s License Commissioner. The surety bond basically acts as a form of insurance that will protect Houston’s local government from facing financial losses. Of course they make the fuel distributor purchase the bond.

How to Apply for the Houston Motor Fuel Distributors Bond With Jet

Our team at Jet Insurance Company has created a quick process for our bond applications, making it easy for you to get your Houston Motor Fuel Distributors Bond. The online application will ask for some simple info such as your name and personal social security number. For an approved rate, a soft credit check will be completed — this won't affect your current credit score so don't worry! Once you've completed payment, a copy of your bond and the receipt will immediately be sent to the address of your choice. Jet will take care of the remaining filing process for you!

How Is the Motor Fuel Distributors Bond Filed in Houston County, Alabama?

Jet can file your Motor Fuel Distributors Bond for you! The License Commissioner requires the original, signed and sealed bond form to be filed with their office. The surety bond must remain so in order to maintain an active license within Houston County. 

If you would prefer to send in your bond yourself, this option can be selected at checkout. All documentation should be mailed to the following address.

Houston County
License Commissioner
PO Drawer 6406
Dothan, AL 36302

If you are new to applying for a license, all info can be found on the Houston County Probate Office website (renewals can be submitted online here as well). The physical business privilege license application is required to be sent to the address listed above.

Can I Cancel My Houston Motor Fuel Distributors Bond and Get a Refund?

You have the option of cancelling your bond with Jet at any time! Simply send us a cancellation request to bonddept@jetsurety.com and we will proceed with the termination process. Once Houston’s License Commissioner has been notified of your request, liability of the bond will be released within 60 days thus officially cancelling the bond. 

A reimbursement for any premium left on the bond term will be sent to you (if applicable) once the liability period has ended. Monthly payment bondholders are required to continue payment during the grace period as the bond is still active. Once the process is complete, payments will cease. 

Your business privilege license must be renewed by September every year. An active surety bond is required to be approved for license renewals.

How to Renew the Motor Fuel Distributors Bond

Jet’s monthly payment option allows you to keep your bond active for as long as you want, so there is no need for renewal. Just make sure to keep your preferred account updated with us for such payments. 

Annual and multi-year bondholders will be sent a renewal invoice well in advance of the bond term’s expiration date. Payment is all this required of you. The Jet team will take care of the rest!

How Does a Licensee Avoid a Motor Fuel Distributors Bond Claim?

Motor fuel distributors in Houston County, Alabama are expected to follow all regulations of Alabama Legislature Title 40, Chapter 12 as it pertains to their business privilege license. Failure to uphold these requirements may lead to penalties such as large fines, license suspension for a minimum of 1-year, permanent termination of licensure status, misdemeanor charges, and/or a claim on the Motor Fuel Distributors Bond. 

Claims will typically only be filed by the Houston County License Commissioner if the distributor subsequently fails to pay all licensing fees and sales taxes due. Licensees will be notified of any overdue fees or sales taxes and can solve the problem through immediate payment. 

It is in your best interest to try and resolve any violation issues with the License Commissioner before a loss of license and a claim on your bond ensues.

What Happens if I Get a Houston Motor Fuel Distributors Bond Claim?

Immediately contact Jet if you receive a claim notification from the Houston License Commissioner. The Jet team will brief you on how our surety claim process works and will ask for any available information pertaining to your case. A review of all provided documentation and a Jet investigation will then proceed. 

If we find the claim to be valid, Jet is obligated by the Motor Fuel Distributors Bond form’s terms to make payment up to the $10,000 bond limit. You, the licensee, are ultimately held responsible for your taxes and fees and must pay Jet Insurance Company back for your paid out bond claim. Failure to do so may lead to future difficulties in securing an Alabama surety bond. This includes the Motor Fuel Distributor Bond, which is required for distributors to legally operate within Houston County.

Houston County Motor Fuel Distributors Bond Form

Notary Bond Application:

Business Information:

Indemnity Agreement:

I, the undersigned, hereby apply for a Dishonesty Bond also known as a Business Service Bond or Janitorial Service Bond (“bond”) to the Surety Company (“SURETY”) through Jet Insurance Company (“JET”), with whom I hereby grant the authority to act on my behalf with respect to the bond and assign as my Broker of Record, and declare that the statements herein are true and correct. In consideration of the SURETY issuing, renewing or substituting said bond(s), I, individually and as the owner or officer of the bonded entity, hereby understand and agree, as follows: (i) to reimburse, hold harmless, and indemnify SURETY upon demand for all loss, liability, claim, expense, including but not limited to attorneys’ fees, expert’s fees, investigative fees and claims handling fees, and any other cost which SURETY shall pay or incur in defense, adjustment, or settlement of such claims/suits by reason of such suretyship; (ii) that an itemized statement of loss and expenses by SURETY shall be indisputable proof of my liability to SURETY; (iii) coverage is subject to a $100 deductible; (iv) the employee must be convicted before coverage will apply (v) performance and any form of dispute resolution of this agreement shall take place in the county of SURETY's office of service; and (vi) a facsimile copy or electronically signed version of this agreement shall be binding as if it were an original. This agreement shall survive any changes in, substitute to or renewal of the bond(s).

Required Effect Date of Bond Policy:

Contact Information:

Employee Dishonesty Bond Application:

Business Information:

Business Description:

Coverage Requirements:

Indemnity Agreement:

I, the undersigned, hereby apply for a Dishonesty Bond also known as a Business Service Bond or Janitorial Service Bond (“bond”) to the Surety Company (“SURETY”) through Jet Insurance Company (“JET”), with whom I hereby grant the authority to act on my behalf with respect to the bond and assign as my Broker of Record, and declare that the statements herein are true and correct. In consideration of the SURETY issuing, renewing or substituting said bond(s), I, individually and as the owner or officer of the bonded entity, hereby understand and agree, as follows: (i) to reimburse, hold harmless, and indemnify SURETY upon demand for all loss, liability, claim, expense, including but not limited to attorneys’ fees, expert’s fees, investigative fees and claims handling fees, and any other cost which SURETY shall pay or incur in defense, adjustment, or settlement of such claims/suits by reason of such suretyship; (ii) that an itemized statement of loss and expenses by SURETY shall be indisputable proof of my liability to SURETY; (iii) coverage is subject to a $100 deductible; (iv) the employee must be convicted before coverage will apply (v) performance and any form of dispute resolution of this agreement shall take place in the county of SURETY's office of service; and (vi) a facsimile copy or electronically signed version of this agreement shall be binding as if it were an original. This agreement shall survive any changes in, substitute to or renewal of the bond(s).

Required Effect Date of Bond Policy:

Contact Information:

Contract Bond Application:

Business Information:

Owner Information:

Job Details:

Indemnity Agreement:

I, the undersigned, hereby apply for a Dishonesty Bond also known as a Business Service Bond or Janitorial Service Bond (“bond”) to the Surety Company (“SURETY”) through Jet Insurance Company (“JET”), with whom I hereby grant the authority to act on my behalf with respect to the bond and assign as my Broker of Record, and declare that the statements herein are true and correct. In consideration of the SURETY issuing, renewing or substituting said bond(s), I, individually and as the owner or officer of the bonded entity, hereby understand and agree, as follows: (i) to reimburse, hold harmless, and indemnify SURETY upon demand for all loss, liability, claim, expense, including but not limited to attorneys’ fees, expert’s fees, investigative fees and claims handling fees, and any other cost which SURETY shall pay or incur in defense, adjustment, or settlement of such claims/suits by reason of such suretyship; (ii) that an itemized statement of loss and expenses by SURETY shall be indisputable proof of my liability to SURETY; (iii) coverage is subject to a $100 deductible; (iv) the employee must be convicted before coverage will apply (v) performance and any form of dispute resolution of this agreement shall take place in the county of SURETY's office of service; and (vi) a facsimile copy or electronically signed version of this agreement shall be binding as if it were an original. This agreement shall survive any changes in, substitute to or renewal of the bond(s).

Required Effect Date of Bond Policy:

Contact Information:

Worker's Compensation Application:

Business Information:

Business Description:

Coverage Requirements

Indemnity Agreement:

I, the undersigned, hereby apply for a Dishonesty Bond also known as a Business Service Bond or Janitorial Service Bond (“bond”) to the Surety Company (“SURETY”) through Jet Insurance Company (“JET”), with whom I hereby grant the authority to act on my behalf with respect to the bond and assign as my Broker of Record, and declare that the statements herein are true and correct. In consideration of the SURETY issuing, renewing or substituting said bond(s), I, individually and as the owner or officer of the bonded entity, hereby understand and agree, as follows: (i) to reimburse, hold harmless, and indemnify SURETY upon demand for all loss, liability, claim, expense, including but not limited to attorneys’ fees, expert’s fees, investigative fees and claims handling fees, and any other cost which SURETY shall pay or incur in defense, adjustment, or settlement of such claims/suits by reason of such suretyship; (ii) that an itemized statement of loss and expenses by SURETY shall be indisputable proof of my liability to SURETY; (iii) coverage is subject to a $100 deductible; (iv) the employee must be convicted before coverage will apply (v) performance and any form of dispute resolution of this agreement shall take place in the county of SURETY's office of service; and (vi) a facsimile copy or electronically signed version of this agreement shall be binding as if it were an original. This agreement shall survive any changes in, substitute to or renewal of the bond(s).

Required Effect Date of Bond Policy:

Contact Information: