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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Maps & Charts: Minimum Ages for Off-Premises Sellers

Jurisdiction

Value

Alabama

No Minimum Age Specified

Alaska

21

Arizona

15-17

Arkansas

18

California

No Minimum Age Specified

Colorado

21

Connecticut

15-17

Delaware

21

District of Columbia

18

Florida

No Minimum Age Specified

Georgia

No Minimum Age Specified

Hawaii

18

Idaho

19-20

Illinois

18

Indiana

19-20

Iowa

15-17

Kansas

21

Kentucky

18

Louisiana

No Minimum Age Specified

Maine

15-17

Maryland

18

Massachusetts

18

Michigan

18

Minnesota

18

Mississippi

21

Missouri

18

Montana

18

Nebraska

15-17

Nevada

15-17

New Hampshire

15-17

New Jersey

18

New Mexico

21

New York

No Minimum Age Specified

North Carolina

No Minimum Age Specified

North Dakota

21

Ohio

18

Oklahoma

21

Oregon

18

Pennsylvania

18

Rhode Island

18

South Carolina

No Minimum Age Specified

South Dakota

No Minimum Age Specified

Tennessee

18

Texas

15-17

Utah

21

Vermont

15-17

Virginia

No Minimum Age Specified

Washington

18

West Virginia

18

Wisconsin

18

Wyoming

21

Jurisdiction

Value

Alabama

Beer and Wine

Alaska

Must Be 21 for All Beverage Types

Arizona

Beer, Wine and Spirits

Arkansas

Beer and Wine

California

Beer, Wine and Spirits

Colorado

Must Be 21 for All Beverage Types

Connecticut

Beer, Wine and Spirits

Delaware

Must Be 21 for All Beverage Types

District of Columbia

Beer, Wine and Spirits

Florida

Beer, Wine and Spirits

Georgia

Beer, Wine and Spirits

Hawaii

Beer, Wine and Spirits

Idaho

Beer, Wine and Spirits

Illinois

Beer, Wine and Spirits

Indiana

Beer, Wine and Spirits

Iowa

Beer, Wine and Spirits

Kansas

Must Be 21 for All Beverage Types

Kentucky

Beer, Wine and Spirits

Louisiana

Beer, Wine and Spirits

Maine

Beer, Wine and Spirits

Maryland

Beer and Wine

Massachusetts

Beer, Wine and Spirits

Michigan

Beer, Wine and Spirits

Minnesota

Beer, Wine and Spirits

Mississippi

Beer, Wine and Spirits

Missouri

Beer, Wine and Spirits

Montana

Beer, Wine and Spirits

Nebraska

Beer, Wine and Spirits

Nevada

Beer, Wine and Spirits

New Hampshire

Beer, Wine and Spirits

New Jersey

Beer, Wine and Spirits

New Mexico

Must Be 21 for All Beverage Types

New York

Beer, Wine and Spirits

North Carolina

Beer, Wine and Spirits

North Dakota

Must Be 21 for All Beverage Types

Ohio

Beer, Wine and Spirits

Oklahoma

Must Be 21 for All Beverage Types

Oregon

Beer, Wine and Spirits

Pennsylvania

Beer, Wine and Spirits

Rhode Island

Beer, Wine and Spirits

South Carolina

Beer and Wine

South Dakota

Beer

Tennessee

Beer, Wine and Spirits

Texas

Beer and Wine

Utah

Must Be 21 for All Beverage Types

Vermont

Beer, Wine and Spirits

Virginia

Beer, Wine and Spirits

Washington

Beer, Wine and Spirits

West Virginia

Beer, Wine and Spirits

Wisconsin

Beer, Wine and Spirits

Wyoming

Must Be 21 for All Beverage Types

Date

Age < 18

Age 18-20

Age 21

1/1/03

18 states

23 states

10 states

1/1/04

18 states

23 states

10 states

1/1/05

18 states

23 states

10 states

1/1/06

18 states

23 states

10 states

1/1/07

18 states

23 states

10 states

1/1/08

18 states

23 states

10 states

1/1/09

18 states

23 states

10 states

1/1/10

18 states

23 states

10 states

1/1/11

18 states

23 states

10 states

1/1/12

18 states

23 states

10 states

1/1/13

18 states

23 states

10 states

1/1/14

18 states

23 states

10 states

1/1/15

18 states

23 states

10 states

1/1/16

18 states

23 states

10 states

1/1/17

19 states

22 states

10 states