Online Alcohol Class offers the most comprehensive Minor in Possession classes available in Minnesota. We offer Level 1 (8 hour), Level 2 (16 hour), and Level 3 (24 hour) web-based Minor in Possession and Minor in Consumption Classes.
Often students call us to inquire about the MIP laws in Minnesota. As a courtesy, we've compiled the laws from every U.S. state and listed them below.
Please note that the Minnesota minor in possession laws shown on this page are intended to help help you to learn about your local Minnesota laws. While we have tried to show the most up-to-date version of Minnesota MIP laws, but we do not guarantee its accuracy. This information is not a replacement for legal advice from an attorney. It is in your best interest that you find a qualified attorney for more information about Minnesota MIP laws.
Possession is prohibited WITH THE FOLLOWING EXCEPTION(S):
Consumption is prohibited WITH THE FOLLOWING EXCEPTION(S):
Internal possession is not explicitly prohibited.
Notes: INTERNAL POSSESSION: Although Minnesota does not prohibit Internal Possession as defined by APIS, it has a statutory provision that makes it unlawful "[f]or any person under the age of 21 years to consume any alcoholic beverages" and further defines "consume" to " [include] the ingestion of an alcoholic beverage and the physical condition of having ingested an alcoholic beverage." Minn. Stat. § 340A.503.
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
Notes: Prior to July 1, 2007, minors who had reached the age of 17 could be employed to provide waiter or waitress service in rooms or areas where the presence of 3.2 percent “malt liquor” was incidental to food service or preparation. Minnesota defines “3.2 percent malt liquor” as any beer, ale, or other malt beverage containing not more than 3.2 percent alcohol by weight. Beginning on July 1, 2007, minors who have reached the age of 16 may be so employed.
Notes: In Minnesota, the minimum permitted age to sell 3.2 percent malt liquors for off-premises consumption is not specified.
Provision(s) targeting minors:
Provision(s) targeting suppliers:
Provision(s) targeting retailers:
BAC limit: 0.00 - any detectable alcohol in the blood is per se (conclusive) evidence of a violation
Applies to drivers under age 21
Keg definition: not less than 7 gallons
Purchaser information collected:
Warning information to purchaser: passive – no purchaser action required
Deposit: not required
Provisions do not specifically address disposable kegs
No use/lose law.
No State-imposed liability for hosting underage drinking parties.