Underage Drinking

Minimum Ages for Off-Premises Sellers

Laws that specify a minimum age for employees who sell alcoholic beverages in off-premises establishments.

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Jurisdiction Date Range Minimum Age To Sell Manager or
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Beer Wine Spirits
CT (Connecticut)
1/1/2003 - 6/1/2016151818 1 Citations
CT (Connecticut)

Although any person 15 years of age or older may be employed by a grocery store beer permitee, as of June 2, 2016, an employee 18 years of age or over must approve all beer sales.

6/2/2016 - 1/1/2017151818Yes2 Citations
IN (Indiana)
1/1/2003 - 6/30/2008181818Yes3 Citations
IN (Indiana)
7/1/2008 - 1/1/2017191919Yes4 Citations
NE (Nebraska)
1/1/2003 - 4/18/2016191919 1 Citations
NE (Nebraska)

Employees between 16 and 19 years of age may complete a transaction for the sale of beer, wine, or spirits, if they do not handle or serve it.

4/19/2016 - 1/1/2017161616 2 Citations
WA (Washington)
1/1/2003 - 12/7/2011181821Yes1 Citations
WA (Washington)

There must be at least two adults twenty-one years of age or older on duty supervising the sale of spirits at the licensed premises. Wash. Rev. Code § 66.44.340

12/8/2011 - 1/1/2017181818Yes2 Citations