Kentucky Minor in Possession Laws

Online Alcohol Class offers the most comprehensive online Minor in Possession classes available in Kentucky. 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 call our offices to ask about the MIP laws in Kentucky. As a courtesy, we've compiled the laws from every state and listed them below.

Please note that the Kentucky MIP laws displayed below are meant to assist help you to understand your local Kentucky laws. While we have tried to show the most up-to-date version of Kentucky minor in possession laws, but we cannot guarantee its accuracy. This information is not a substitute for legal advice from a lawyer. It is in your best interest that you find an appropriate lawyer for more information about Kentucky minor in possession laws.

Kentucky Minor In Possession Laws

Kentucky Underage Possession of Alcohol

Possession is prohibited with NO EXCEPTIONS.

Kentucky Underage Consumption of Alcohol

Consumption is not explicitly prohibited.

Kentucky Internal Possession by Minors

Internal possession is not explicitly prohibited.

Kentucky Underage Purchase of Alcohol

Purchase is prohibited and there is NO ALLOWANCE for youth purchase for law enforcement purposes.

Furnishing Alcohol to Minors in Kentucky

Furnishing is prohibited WITH THE FOLLOWING EXCEPTION(S):

  • Parent/guardian

Minimum Ages for On-Premises Servers and Bartenders in Kentucky

Beer: 20 for both servers and bartenders

Wine: 20 for both servers and bartenders

Spirits: 20 for both servers and bartenders

Minimum Ages for Off-Premises Sellers of Alcohol in Kentucky

Beer: 18

Wine: 20

Spirits: 20

Condition(s) that must be met in order for an underage person to sell alcoholic beverages:

  • Manager/supervisor is present

Notes: Although 20 years of age is the minimum age requirement to sell alcoholic beverages at both off-sale and on-sale establishments, 18-year-olds may stock, arrange displays, accept payment for, and sack malt beverages by the package, under the supervision of a person 20 years of age or older.

False Identification for Obtaining Alcohol in Kentucky

Provision(s) targeting minors:

  • Use of a false ID to obtain alcohol is a criminal offense.
  • Penalty may include driver's license suspension through a judicial procedure.

Provision(s) targeting retailers:

  • Licenses for drivers under age 21 are easily distinguishable from those for drivers age 21 and older.
  • Specific affirmative defense - the retailer inspected the false ID and came to a reasonable conclusion based on its appearance that it was valid.

Blood Alcohol Concentration (BAC) Limits and Underage Operators of Noncommercial Motor Vehicles in Kentucky

BAC limit: 0.02 - a BAC level above the limit is per se (conclusive) evidence of a violation.

Applies to drivers under age 21.

Kentucky Retail Sales: Keg Registration

Registration is not required.

Kentucky Underage Driving Privileges: Use/Lose

No use/lose law.

Prohibitions Against Hosting Underage Drinking Parties in Kentucky

No State-imposed liability for hosting underage drinking parties.

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