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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
AL (Alabama)
1/1/2017      
AK (Alaska)
1/1/2017      
AZ (Arizona)
1/1/2017      
AR (Arkansas)
1/1/2017> 5.00Yes$1000 / 90 daysYes$1000 / 90 daysYesYes Active$75.00No5 Citations
CA (California)
1/1/2017>= 6.00Yes$1000 / 6 months YesYes Not Required No2 Citations
CO (Colorado)
1/1/2017      
CT (Connecticut)
1/1/2017>= 6.00Yes$500 / 3 months YesYes Passive No6 Citations
DE (Delaware)
1/1/2017      
DC (District of Columbia)
1/1/2017>= 4.00  YesYesYesActive Yes2 Citations
FL (Florida)
1/1/2017      
GA (Georgia)

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.

1/1/2017> 2.00Yes$1000 / 12 monthsYes$1000 / 12 monthsYesYesYesActive No4 Citations
HI (Hawaii)
1/1/2017      
ID (Idaho)
1/1/2017>= 5.00Yes$1000 / 6 months Yes  Not Required No3 Citations
IL (Illinois)
1/1/2017      
IN (Indiana)
1/1/2017>= 7.75Yes$1000 YesYes Not Required No6 Citations
IA (Iowa)
1/1/2017>= 5.00 Yes$625 / 30 daysYesYes Passive Yes3 Citations
KS (Kansas)
1/1/2017>= 4.00Yes$1000 / 6 monthsYes$1000 / 6 monthsYesYes Not Required Yes7 Citations
KY (Kentucky)
1/1/2017      
LA (Louisiana)
1/1/2017>= 4.00  YesYes Active No2 Citations
ME (Maine)
1/1/2017>= 7.75Yes$500Yes$1000 / 6 monthsYes  Passive No3 Citations
MD (Maryland)

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.

1/1/2017>= 4.00Yes$500 (or $1000 if repeat violation)Yes$500 (or $1000 if repeat violation)YesYes Not Required Yes4 Citations
MA (Massachusetts)

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.

1/1/2017> 2.00  Yes  Active$5.00No7 Citations
MI (Michigan)

Pursuant to Mich. Admin. Code r. 436.1629, the deposit amount is set by "[a] manufacturer, an outstate seller of beer, or a wholesaler of beer" at “a minimum of $30.00 for all refillable containers of beer with a capacity of over 5 gallons.” Mich. Comp. Laws s. 436.2030 requires retailers to “[r]etain a keg deposit as specified in R 436.1629,” and defines a “keg” as “any brewery-sealed individual container having liquid capacity of 5 gallons or more.”

1/1/2017>= 5.00 Yes$500 / 93 daysYesYes Active$30.00No3 Citations
MN (Minnesota)
1/1/2017>= 7.00 Yes$1000 / 90 days Yes Passive No3 Citations
MS (Mississippi)
1/1/2017      
MO (Missouri)

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.

1/1/2017>= 4.00  YesYes Active$50.00Yes2 Citations
MT (Montana)
1/1/2017>= 7.00 Yes$500 / 6 monthsYesYes Passive 5 Citations
NE (Nebraska)
1/1/2017>= 5.00Yes$500 / 3 monthsYes$500 / 3 monthsYesYes Passive No6 Citations
NV (Nevada)
1/1/2017      
NH (New Hampshire)
1/1/2017> 7.00Yes$1000Yes$1000YesYes Active No4 Citations
NJ (New Jersey)
1/1/2017      
NM (New Mexico)
1/1/2017> 6.00  YesYes Active No1 Citations
NY (New York)
1/1/2017      No Law
1 Citations
NC (North Carolina)
1/1/2017>= 7.75YesDiscretionary fine / 45 days YesYesYesActive No7 Citations
ND (North Dakota)
1/1/2017> 6.00  YesYes Not Required No3 Citations
OH (Ohio)
1/1/2017      
OK (Oklahoma)
1/1/2017>= 4.00 Yes$500 / 6 monthsYesYes Passive No4 Citations
OR (Oregon)
1/1/2017> 7.00Yes$6250 / 1 year YesYesYesActive No4 Citations
PA (Pennsylvania)
1/1/2017      
RI (Rhode Island)

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

1/1/2017Undefined Yes$500YesYes Passive No3 Citations
SC (South Carolina)
1/1/2017>= 5.16Yes$500 / 30 daysYes$500 / 30 daysYesYes Active No5 Citations
SD (South Dakota)

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

1/1/20178.00 or 16.00  Yes  Not Required No2 Citations
TN (Tennessee)
1/1/2017      
TX (Texas)
1/1/2017      
UT (Utah)

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.

1/1/2017Keg sales prohibited      8 Citations
VT (Vermont)

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.

1/1/2017>= 5.00 Yes$1000 / 2 yearsYesYes Active$25.00No2 Citations
VA (Virginia)
1/1/2017>= 4.00YesYesYesYesYesActive Yes3 Citations
WA (Washington)

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.

1/1/2017>= 4.00Yes$5000 / 1 yearYes$5000 / 1 yearYesYesYesActive No6 Citations
WV (West Virginia)
1/1/2017      
WI (Wisconsin)
1/1/2017      
WY (Wyoming)
1/1/2017>= 7.00 Yes$500.00 Yes Passive No6 Citations
US ( United States)
1/1/2017