Underage Drinking

Underage Purchase of Alcohol

Laws prohibiting minors from purchasing or attempting to purchase alcoholic beverages, together with laws allowing persons under age 21 to purchase alcoholic beverages for law enforcement purposes.

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Maps & Charts: Underage Purchase of Alcohol

Jurisdiction

Value

Alabama

Purchase Prohibited; Youth May Purchase for Law Enforcement Purposes

Alaska

Purchase Prohibited; Youth May Purchase for Law Enforcement Purposes

Arizona

Purchase Prohibited; Youth May Purchase for Law Enforcement Purposes

Arkansas

Purchase Prohibited; No Allowance for Youth Purchase for Law Enforcement Purposes

California

Purchase Prohibited; Youth May Purchase for Law Enforcement Purposes

Colorado

Purchase Prohibited; No Allowance for Youth Purchase for Law Enforcement Purposes

Connecticut

Purchase Prohibited; Youth May Purchase for Law Enforcement Purposes

Delaware

Purchase Not Prohibited; No Allowance for Youth Purchase for Law Enforcement Purposes

District of Columbia

Purchase Prohibited; No Allowance for Youth Purchase for Law Enforcement Purposes

Florida

Purchase Prohibited; No Allowance for Youth Purchase for Law Enforcement Purposes

Georgia

Purchase Prohibited; No Allowance for Youth Purchase for Law Enforcement Purposes

Hawaii

Purchase Prohibited; Youth May Purchase for Law Enforcement Purposes

Idaho

Purchase Prohibited; No Allowance for Youth Purchase for Law Enforcement Purposes

Illinois

Purchase Prohibited; Youth May Purchase for Law Enforcement Purposes

Indiana

Purchase Not Prohibited; Youth May Purchase for Law Enforcement Purposes

Iowa

Purchase Prohibited; No Allowance for Youth Purchase for Law Enforcement Purposes

Kansas

Purchase Prohibited; Youth May Purchase for Law Enforcement Purposes

Kentucky

Purchase Prohibited; No Allowance for Youth Purchase for Law Enforcement Purposes

Louisiana

Purchase Prohibited; No Allowance for Youth Purchase for Law Enforcement Purposes

Maine

Purchase Prohibited; No Allowance for Youth Purchase for Law Enforcement Purposes

Maryland

Purchase Prohibited; No Allowance for Youth Purchase for Law Enforcement Purposes

Massachusetts

Purchase Prohibited; No Allowance for Youth Purchase for Law Enforcement Purposes

Michigan

Purchase Prohibited; Youth May Purchase for Law Enforcement Purposes

Minnesota

Purchase Prohibited; No Allowance for Youth Purchase for Law Enforcement Purposes

Mississippi

Purchase Prohibited; No Allowance for Youth Purchase for Law Enforcement Purposes

Missouri

Purchase Prohibited; Youth May Purchase for Law Enforcement Purposes

Montana

Purchase Prohibited; No Allowance for Youth Purchase for Law Enforcement Purposes

Nebraska

Purchase Prohibited; Youth May Purchase for Law Enforcement Purposes

Nevada

Purchase Prohibited; No Allowance for Youth Purchase for Law Enforcement Purposes

New Hampshire

Purchase Prohibited; No Allowance for Youth Purchase for Law Enforcement Purposes

New Jersey

Purchase Prohibited; No Allowance for Youth Purchase for Law Enforcement Purposes

New Mexico

Purchase Prohibited; No Allowance for Youth Purchase for Law Enforcement Purposes

New York

Purchase Not Prohibited; No Allowance for Youth Purchase for Law Enforcement Purposes

North Carolina

Purchase Prohibited; No Allowance for Youth Purchase for Law Enforcement Purposes

North Dakota

Purchase Prohibited; No Allowance for Youth Purchase for Law Enforcement Purposes

Ohio

Purchase Prohibited; Youth May Purchase for Law Enforcement Purposes

Oklahoma

Purchase Prohibited; Youth May Purchase for Law Enforcement Purposes

Oregon

Purchase Prohibited; Youth May Purchase for Law Enforcement Purposes

Pennsylvania

Purchase Prohibited; Youth May Purchase for Law Enforcement Purposes

Rhode Island

Purchase Prohibited; Youth May Purchase for Law Enforcement Purposes

South Carolina

Purchase Prohibited; Youth May Purchase for Law Enforcement Purposes

South Dakota

Purchase Prohibited; No Allowance for Youth Purchase for Law Enforcement Purposes

Tennessee

Purchase Prohibited; Youth May Purchase for Law Enforcement Purposes

Texas

Purchase Prohibited; Youth May Purchase for Law Enforcement Purposes

Utah

Purchase Prohibited; Youth May Purchase for Law Enforcement Purposes

Vermont

Purchase Not Prohibited; No Allowance for Youth Purchase for Law Enforcement Purposes

Virginia

Purchase Prohibited; No Allowance for Youth Purchase for Law Enforcement Purposes

Washington

Purchase Prohibited; No Allowance for Youth Purchase for Law Enforcement Purposes

West Virginia

Purchase Prohibited; Youth May Purchase for Law Enforcement Purposes

Wisconsin

Purchase Prohibited; Youth May Purchase for Law Enforcement Purposes

Wyoming

Purchase Prohibited; Youth May Purchase for Law Enforcement Purposes

Date

Prohibited; Youth May Purchase for Law Enforc. Purposes

Prohibited; No Allowance for Youth Purchase for Law Enforc. Purposes

Not Prohibited; Youth May Purchase for Law Enforc. Purposes

Not Prohibited; No Allowance for Youth Purchase for Law Enforc. Purposes

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