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Keg Registration

Laws specifying special requirements for the sale or purchase of beer kegs.
 

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Jurisdiction Policies as of Keg
Definition
(gallons)
Prohibited Purchaser Information
Collected
Warning
Information
To
Purchaser
Deposit
Required
Addresses
Disposable
Kegs
Citations
Possessing an
Unregistered/
Unlabeled Keg
Max.
Fine/Jail
Destroying
the Label on
a Keg
Max.
Fine/Jail
Name
Address
Per
Gov't
ID
Address
Where Keg
Will Be
Consumed
Alabama (2679)
1/1/2020      
Alaska (2684)
1/1/2020      
Arizona (2685)
1/1/2020      
Arkansas (2735)
1/1/2020> 5.00Yes$1000 / 90 daysYes$1000 / 90 daysYesYes Active$75.00No5 Citations
California (2681)
1/1/2020>= 6.00Yes$1000 / 6 months YesYes Not Required No2 Citations
Colorado (2686)
1/1/2020      
Connecticut (2711)
1/1/2020>= 6.00Yes$500 / 3 months YesYes Passive No6 Citations
Delaware (2688)
1/1/2020      
District of Columbia (2713)
1/1/2020>= 4.00  YesYesYesActive Yes2 Citations
Florida (2714)
1/1/2020      
Georgia (2715)

Although Georgia does not require a retailer to record the number of a keg purchaser's ID, it does require the retailer to record the form of identification presented by the purchaser, as well as the purchaser's name, address, and date of birth.

1/1/2020> 2.00Yes$1000 / 12 monthsYes$1000 / 12 monthsYesYesYesActive No4 Citations
Hawaii (2689)
1/1/2020      
Idaho (2737)
1/1/2020>= 5.00Yes$1000 / 6 months Yes  Not Required No3 Citations
Illinois (2690)
1/1/2020      
Indiana (2717)
1/1/2020>= 7.75Yes$1000 YesYes Not Required No6 Citations
Iowa (2691)
1/1/2020>= 5.00 Yes$625 / 30 daysYesYes Passive Yes3 Citations
Kansas (2718)
1/1/2020>= 4.00Yes$1000 / 6 monthsYes$1000 / 6 monthsYesYes Not Required Yes7 Citations
Kentucky (2692)
1/1/2020      
Louisiana (2693)
1/1/2020>= 4.00  YesYes Active No2 Citations
Maine (2720)
1/1/2020>= 5.00Yes$500Yes$1000 / 6 monthsYes  Passive No7 Citations
Maryland (2719)

Although Maryland does not require a retailer to record the number of a keg purchaser's ID, it does require that the purchaser's name and address be recorded as they appear on the purchaser's identification. Effective July 1, 2008, retailers in Prince George's County must also record the purchaser's identification number.

1/1/2020>= 4.00Yes$500 (or $1000 if repeat violation)Yes$500 (or $1000 if repeat violation)YesYes Not Required Yes4 Citations
Massachusetts (2683)

The deposit provisions in Massachusetts require that a purchaser pay the following: (a) a container fee of not less than $10.00 for each keg having a capacity of six or more gallons and of not less than $1.00 for each container having a capacity of less than six gallons; and (b) a registration fee of $10.00 for each keg having a capacity of six or more gallons and of $4.00 for each keg having a capacity of less than six gallons. The comparison tables display the minimum required amount.

1/1/2020> 2.00  Yes  Active$5.00No7 Citations
Michigan (4102)
1/1/2020      No Law
1 Citations
Minnesota (2721)
1/1/2020>= 7.00 Yes$1000 / 90 days Yes Passive No3 Citations
Mississippi (2695)
1/1/2020      
Missouri (2732)

Although Missouri does not require a retailer to record the number of a keg purchaser's ID, it does require the retailer to record the form of identification presented by the purchaser, as well as the purchaser's name, address, and date of birth.

1/1/2020>= 4.00  YesYes Active$50.00Yes2 Citations
Montana (2697)
1/1/2020>= 7.00 Yes$500 / 6 monthsYesYes Passive 5 Citations
Nebraska (2722)
1/1/2020>= 5.00Yes$500 / 3 monthsYes$500 / 3 monthsYesYes Passive No6 Citations
Nevada (2698)
1/1/2020      
New Hampshire (2730)
1/1/2020> 7.00Yes$1000Yes$1000YesYes Active No4 Citations
New Jersey (2699)
1/1/2020      
New Mexico (2723)
1/1/2020> 6.00  YesYes Active No1 Citations
New York (2736)
1/1/2020      No Law
1 Citations
North Carolina (2701)
1/1/2020>= 7.75YesDiscretionary fine / 45 days YesYesYesActive No7 Citations
North Dakota (2724)
1/1/2020> 6.00  YesYes Not Required No3 Citations
Ohio (2705)
1/1/2020      
Oklahoma (2706)
1/1/2020>= 4.00 Yes$500/6 monthsYesYes Passive No3 Citations
Oregon (2725)
1/1/2020> 7.00Yes$6250 / 1 year YesYesYesActive No4 Citations
Pennsylvania (2707)
1/1/2020      
Rhode Island (2712)

No particular volume or range of volumes is specified for kegs in Rhode Island.

1/1/2020Undefined Yes$500YesYes Passive No3 Citations
South Carolina (2727)
1/1/2020>= 5.16Yes$500 / 30 daysYes$500 / 30 daysYesYes Active No5 Citations
South Dakota (2726)

A "keg" is defined as an eight or sixteen gallon reusable plastic or metal container.

1/1/20208.00 or 16.00  Yes  Not Required No2 Citations
Tennessee (2708)
1/1/2020      
Texas (2709)
1/1/2020      
Utah (2710)

Prior to October 1, 2011, Utah’s prohibition against sales of beer in containers larger than 2 liters was limited to beer containing not more than 4% ABV.

1/1/2020Keg sales prohibited      8 Citations
Vermont (5095)

Although Vermont does not require a retailer to record the number of a keg purchaser's ID, it does require that the purchaser's name, address, and date of birth be recorded as they appear on the purchaser's identification.

1/1/2020>= 5.00 Yes$1000YesYes Active$25.00No4 Citations
Virginia (2682)
1/1/2020>= 4.00YesYesYesYesYesActive Yes3 Citations
Washington (2729)

Under a special endorsement from the liquor control board, a grocery store licensee may sell malt liquor in containers no larger than five and one-half gallons. Research revealed no similar container size restriction imposed on other licensees. See Wash. Rev. Code § 66.28.200.

1/1/2020>= 4.00Yes$5000 / 1 yearYes$5000 / 1 yearYesYesYesActive No6 Citations
West Virginia (2702)
1/1/2020      
Wisconsin (2703)
1/1/2020      
Wyoming (2704)
1/1/2020>= 7.00 Yes$500.00 Yes Passive No6 Citations
United States (2680)
1/1/2020