Wyoming Minor in Possession Laws

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Often students and parents call us to ask about the MIP laws in Wyoming. As a courtesy, we've compiled the laws from every U.S. state and listed them below.

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Wyoming Minor In Possession Laws

Wyoming Underage Possession of Alcohol

Possession is prohibited WITH THE FOLLOWING EXCEPTION(S):

  • Private location
  • OR parent/guardian

Wyoming Underage Consumption of Alcohol

Consumption is not explicitly prohibited.

Wyoming Internal Possession by Minors

Internal possession is not explicitly prohibited.

Wyoming Underage Purchase of Alcohol

Purchase is prohibited, but youth MAY PURCHASE for law enforcement purposes.

Furnishing Alcohol to Minors in Wyoming

Furnishing is prohibited WITH THE FOLLOWING EXCEPTION(S):

  • Parent/guardian
  • OR spouse

Notes: Wyoming's exception allows members of the minor's "immediate family" to furnish alcohol. APIS interprets the phrase "immediate family" as including a spouse.

Minimum Ages for On-Premises Servers and Bartenders in Wyoming

  • Beer: 18 for servers and 21 for bartenders
  • Wine: 18 for servers and 21 for bartenders
  • Spirits: 18 for servers and 21 for bartenders

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

  • Beer: 21
  • Wine: 21
  • Spirits: 21

False Identification for Obtaining Alcohol in Wyoming

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 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 Wyoming

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

Applies to drivers under age 21.

Wyoming Retail Sales: Keg Registration

Keg definition: not less than seven (7) gallons

Prohibited:

  • Destroying the label on a keg - max. fine/jail: $500.00

Purchaser information collected:

  • Verified by a government-issued ID

Warning information to purchaser: passive - no purchaser action required. Deposit: not required. Provisions do not specifically address disposable kegs

Wyoming Underage Driving Privileges: Use/Lose

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

  • Underage possession

Use/lose penalties apply to minors under age 19

Authority to impose driver's license sanction

  • Mandatory

Length of suspension/revocation: 90 days

Prohibitions Against Hosting Underage Drinking Parties in Wyoming

Social host law is specifically limited to underage drinking parties.

Action by underage guest that triggers violation: Possession Consumption

Property type(s) covered by liability law:

  • Residence
  • Outdoor
  • Other

Standard for hosts' knowledge or action regarding the party: KNOWLEDGE - host must have actual knowledge of the occurrence

Notes:Wyoming's social host statute only applies to possession or consumption by persons under the age of 18. Wyoming has attached a furnishing exception to its social host statute. See Wyo. Stat. Ann. ยง6-4-406(b)(i). APIS has not interpreted this provision as providing an exception to the social host prohibition, only to the act of furnishing.

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