Online Alcohol Class offers the most comprehensive underage consumption course available in Idaho. We offer Level 1 (8 hour), Level 2 (16 hour), and Level 3 (24 hour) online Minor in Possession and Minor in Consumption Courses.
Often students and parents call our offices to ask about the MIP laws in Idaho. As a courtesy, we've compiled the laws from every state and listed them below.
Please note that the Idaho MIP laws displayed on this page are intended to help help you to learn about your local Idaho laws. While we have tried to show the most up-to-date version of Idaho minor in possession laws, but we do not guarantee its accuracy. This page is not a replacement for legal advice from a lawyer. It is in your best interest that you find an appropriate lawyer for more information about Idaho minor in possession laws.
Possession is prohibited WITH THE FOLLOWING EXCEPTION(S):
Notes: Idaho's exceptions relate specifically to the possession of beer or wine.
Consumption is prohibited with NO EXCEPTIONS.
Internal possession is not explicitly prohibited.
Notes: Although Idaho does not prohibit Internal Possession as defined by APIS, beginning on July 1, 2000, it has a statutory provision that makes it unlawful "[f]or any person under the age of twenty-one (21) years to purchase, attempt to purchase, possess, serve, dispense, or consume beer, wine or other alcoholic liquor" such that "[a] person shall also be deemed to “possess” alcohol that has been consumed by the person, without regard to the place of consumption." Idaho Code § 23-949.
Purchase is prohibited and there is NO ALLOWANCE for youth purchase for law enforcement purposes.
Furnishing is prohibited with NO EXCEPTIONS.
Beer: 19 for both servers and bartenders
Wine: 19 for both servers and bartenders
Spirits: 19 for both servers and bartenders
Provision(s) targeting minors:
Provision(s) targeting suppliers:
Provision(s) targeting retailers:
Notes: Although the verbatim text of historical regulations is only available from January 1, 2002 forward, the published historical information for Idaho Admin. Code § 11.05.01.021 indicates that this regulation has been in force, unchanged, since March 31, 1995.
As of March 8, 2007, retailers are only required to deliver documents to law enforcement that have been lost or voluntarily surrendered; however, when presented with identification documents that appear to be mutilated, altered, or fraudulent, they must contact law enforcement and refuse service.
BAC limit: 0.02 - a BAC level above the limit is per se (conclusive) evidence of a violation.
Applies to drivers under age 21
Keg definition: 7.75 gallons or more
Purchaser information collected:
Warning information to purchaser: Not Required
Deposit: not required
Provisions do not specifically address disposable kegs
Type(s) of violation leading to driver's license suspension, revocation, or denial:
Use/lose penalties apply to minors under age 21
Authority to impose driver's license sanction
Length of suspension/revocation:
No State-imposed liability for hosting underage drinking parties.