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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AlabamaNo Change
AlaskaNo Change
ArizonaNo Change
ArkansasNo Change
CaliforniaNo Change
Colorado                                                                
  • Jurisdiction: Colorado
  • Effective Date of Change: 1/1/2019
  • Change: Minimum age decreased
  • Details
Connecticut                                                     
  • Jurisdiction: Connecticut
  • Effective Date of Change: 6/2/2016
  • Change: Other provision changed
  • Details
           
DelawareNo Change
District of ColumbiaNo Change
FloridaNo Change
GeorgiaNo Change
HawaiiNo Change
IdahoNo Change
IllinoisNo Change
Indiana                      
  • Jurisdiction: Indiana
  • Effective Date of Change: 7/1/2008
  • Change: Minimum age increased
  • Details
                                          
IowaNo Change
KansasNo Change
KentuckyNo Change
LouisianaNo Change
MaineNo Change
MarylandNo Change
MassachusettsNo Change
MichiganNo Change
MinnesotaNo Change
MississippiNo Change
MissouriNo Change
MontanaNo Change
Nebraska                                                     
  • Jurisdiction: Nebraska
  • Effective Date of Change: 4/19/2016
  • Change: Minimum age decreased
  • Details
           
NevadaNo Change
New HampshireNo Change
New JerseyNo Change
New MexicoNo Change
New YorkNo Change
North CarolinaNo Change
North DakotaNo Change
OhioNo Change
Oklahoma                                                               
  • Jurisdiction: Oklahoma
  • Effective Date of Change: 10/1/2018
  • Change: Age of Seller for Beer and Wine reduced from 21 to 18.
  • Details
 
OregonNo Change
PennsylvaniaNo Change
Rhode IslandNo Change
South CarolinaNo Change
South Dakota                              
  • Jurisdiction: South Dakota
  • Effective Date of Change: 7/1/2010
  • Change: Minimum Ages for Off-Premises Sellers reduced from 21 to 18 for Spirits and Wine, Set to 18 for Beer.
  • Details
                                  
TennesseeNo Change
TexasNo Change
UtahNo Change
VermontNo Change
VirginiaNo Change
Washington                                   
  • Jurisdiction: Washington
  • Effective Date of Change: 12/8/2011
  • Change: Minimum age decreased
  • Details
                             
West VirginiaNo Change
WisconsinNo Change
WyomingNo Change
United StatesNo Change