Nevada Minor in Possession Laws

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Often students and parents call our offices to ask about the MIP laws in Nevada. As a courtesy, we've compiled the laws from every state and listed them below.

Please note that the Nevada minor in possession laws displayed on this page are intended to assist help you to understand your local Nevada laws. While we have tried to show the most up-to-date version of Nevada MIP laws, but we do not guarantee its accuracy. This web page is not a substitute for legal advice from an attorney. It is in your best interest that you find a qualified lawyer for more information about Nevada MIP laws.

Nevada Minor In Possession Laws

Nevada Underage Possession of Alcohol

Possession is prohibited WITH THE FOLLOWING EXCEPTION(S):

  • Private location
  • OR parent/guardian
  • OR spouse

Nevada Underage Consumption of Alcohol

Consumption is not explicitly prohibited.

Nevada Internal Possession by Minors

Internal possession is not explicitly prohibited.

Nevada Underage Purchase of Alcohol

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

Furnishing Alcohol to Minors in Nevada

Furnishing is prohibited WITH THE FOLLOWING EXCEPTION(S):

  • Parent/guardian

Minimum Ages for On-Premises Servers and Bartenders in Nevada

Beer: 21 for both servers and bartenders

Wine: 21 for both servers and bartenders

Spirits: 21 for both servers and bartenders

Minimum Ages for Off-Premises Sellers of Alcoholic Beverages in Nevada

Beer: 16

Wine: 16

Spirits: 16

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

  • Manager/supervisor is present

False Identification for Obtaining Alcohol in Nevada

Provision(s) targeting minors:

  • Use of a false ID to obtain alcohol is a criminal offense
  • No driver's license suspension procedure

Provision(s) targeting suppliers:

  • It is a criminal offense to lend, transfer, or sell a false ID
  • It is a criminal offense to manufacture or distribute a false ID

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 Nevada

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

Applies to drivers under age 21.

Nevada Retail Sales: Keg Registration

Registration is not required.

Nevada Underage Driving Privileges: Use/Lose

Type(s) of violation leading to driver's license suspension, revocation, or denial:

  • Underage purchase
  • Underage possession

Use/lose penalties apply to minors under age 18

Authority to impose driver's license sanction

  • Mandatory

Length of suspension/revocation:

  • Minimum: 90 days
  • Maximum: 730 days

Prohibitions Against Hosting Underage Drinking Parties in Nevada

No State-imposed liability for hosting underage drinking parties.

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