Online Alcohol Class offers the most comprehensive MIP instruction available in Iowa. We offer Level 1 (8 hour), Level 2 (16 hour), and Level 3 (24 hour) online Minor in Possession and Minor in Consumption Classes.
Often students and parents call our offices to inquire about the MIP laws in Iowa. As a courtesy, we've compiled the laws from every state and listed them below.
Please note that the Iowa minor in possession laws displayed below are intended to help help you to learn about your local Iowa laws. While we have tried to show the most up-to-date version of Iowa minor in possession laws, but we cannot guarantee its accuracy. This web page is not a replacement for legal advice from an attorney. It is in your best interest that you find an appropriate attorney for more information about Iowa MIP laws.
Possession is prohibited WITH THE FOLLOWING EXCEPTION(S):
Consumption is not explicitly prohibited.
Notes: Iowa law does not specifically prohibit consumption of alcohol by persons under 21. Iowa does, however, have a general statute prohibiting the use or consumption of alcohol by any person in a public place. In addition, Iowa law provides that if a child, defined as a person under 18 years of age, is found to have violated the general prohibition against consumption of alcohol in a public place, the child's driver's license or operating privilege may be suspended or revoked for a period of one year. For more information, see Loss of Driving Privileges for Alcohol Violations by Minors ("Use/Lose" Laws).
Internal possession is not explicitly prohibited.
Purchase is prohibited and there is NO ALLOWANCE for youth purchase for law enforcement purposes.
Furnishing is prohibited WITH THE FOLLOWING EXCEPTION(S):
Beer: 18 for both servers and bartenders
Wine: 18 for both servers and bartenders
Spirits: 18 for both servers and bartenders
Provision(s) targeting minors:
Provision(s) targeting retailers:
BAC limit: 0.02 - a BAC level above the limit is per se (conclusive) evidence of a violation
Applies to drivers under age 21
Purchaser information collected:
Warning information to purchaser: passive – no purchaser action required
Deposit required: $
Provisions 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 18
Authority to impose driver's license sanction
Length of suspension/revocation: 365 days
No State-imposed liability for hosting underage drinking parties