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Keg Registration

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

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Changes Over Time for Keg Registration
Jurisdiction Date Range 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
AR (Arkansas)
1/1/2003 - 8/11/2005      
AR (Arkansas)
8/12/2005 - 7/30/2007>= 4.00Yes$500 / 90 daysYes$500 / 90 daysYesYes Active$75.00No5 Citations
AR (Arkansas)
7/31/2007 - 6/30/2009> 5.00Yes$500 / 90 daysYes$500 / 90 daysYesYes Active$75.00No5 Citations
AR (Arkansas)
7/1/2009 - 1/1/2017> 5.00Yes$1000 / 90 daysYes$1000 / 90 daysYesYes Active$75.00No5 Citations
ID (Idaho)
1/1/2003 - 6/30/2005>= 7.75Yes$300 / 6 months Yes  Not Required No2 Citations
ID (Idaho)
7/1/2005 - 6/30/2013>= 7.75Yes$1000 / 6 months Yes  Not Required No3 Citations
ID (Idaho)
7/1/2013 - 1/1/2017>= 5.00Yes$1000 / 6 months Yes  Not Required No3 Citations
IN (Indiana)
1/1/2003 - 6/30/2003      
IN (Indiana)
7/1/2003 - 1/1/2017>= 7.75Yes$1000 YesYes Not Required No6 Citations
IA (Iowa)
1/1/2003 - 6/30/2007      
IA (Iowa)
7/1/2007 - 1/1/2017>= 5.00 Yes$625 / 30 daysYesYes Passive Yes3 Citations
KS (Kansas)
1/1/2003 - 2/6/2003>= 4.00Yes$1000 / 6 monthsYes$1000 / 6 monthsYesYes Not Required No4 Citations
KS (Kansas)
2/7/2003 - 1/1/2017>= 4.00Yes$1000 / 6 monthsYes$1000 / 6 monthsYesYes Not Required Yes9 Citations
LA (Louisiana)
1/1/2003 - 8/14/2003      
LA (Louisiana)
8/15/2003 - 1/1/2017>= 4.00  YesYes Active No2 Citations
MI (Michigan)
1/1/2003 - 12/20/2010      
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.”

12/21/2010 - 1/1/2017>= 5.00 Yes$500 / 93 daysYesYes Active$30.00No3 Citations
MO (Missouri)
1/1/2003 - 6/30/2004      
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.

7/1/2004 - 8/10/2005>= 4.00  YesYes Active No2 Citations
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.

8/11/2005 - 1/1/2017>= 4.00  YesYes Active$50.00Yes2 Citations
MT (Montana)
1/1/2003 - 9/30/2005      
MT (Montana)
10/1/2005 - 1/1/2017>= 7.00 Yes$500 / 6 monthsYesYes Passive 5 Citations
NE (Nebraska)
1/1/2003 - 8/31/2007>= 5.00 Yes$500 / 3 monthsYesYes Passive No5 Citations
NE (Nebraska)
9/1/2007 - 1/1/2017>= 5.00Yes$500 / 3 monthsYes$500 / 3 monthsYesYes Passive No6 Citations
NY (New York)
1/1/2003 - 11/21/2003      
NY (New York)
11/22/2003 - 9/24/2008>= 4.00Yes$450Yes$450YesYes Active$75.00No2 Citations
NY (New York)
9/25/2008 - 11/21/2010>= 4.00Yes$450Yes$450YesYes Active$50.00No2 Citations
NY (New York)
11/22/2010 - 1/1/2017      No Law
1 Citations
NC (North Carolina)
1/1/2003 - 11/30/2006      
NC (North Carolina)
12/1/2006 - 1/1/2017>= 7.75YesDiscretionary fine / 45 days YesYesYesActive No8 Citations
OK (Oklahoma)
1/1/2003 - 10/31/2003      
OK (Oklahoma)
11/1/2003 - 1/1/2017>= 4.00 Yes$500 / 6 monthsYesYes Passive No4 Citations
OR (Oregon)
1/1/2003 - 8/31/2003> 7.00Yes$5000 / 1 year YesYes Active No4 Citations
OR (Oregon)
9/1/2003 - 11/30/2003> 7.00Yes$6250 / 1 year YesYes Active No5 Citations
OR (Oregon)
12/1/2003 - 1/1/2017> 7.00Yes$6250 / 1 year YesYesYesActive No4 Citations
RI (Rhode Island)

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

1/1/2003 - 8/22/2004Undefined Yes$1000Yes  Passive No2 Citations
RI (Rhode Island)

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

8/23/2004 - 1/1/2017Undefined Yes$500YesYes Passive No4 Citations
SC (South Carolina)
1/1/2003 - 12/31/2007      
SC (South Carolina)
1/1/2008 - 1/1/2017>= 5.16Yes$500 / 30 daysYes$500 / 30 daysYesYes Active No5 Citations
WY (Wyoming)
1/1/2003 - 12/31/2006      
WY (Wyoming)
1/1/2007 - 1/1/2017>= 7.00 Yes$500.00 Yes Passive No6 Citations