Alaska Minor in Possession Laws

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

Please note that the Alaska minor in possession laws shown below are intended to help help you to understand your local Alaska laws. While we have tried to show the most up-to-date version of Alaska MIP laws, but we do not 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 a qualified lawyer for more information about Alaska minor in possession laws.

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Alaska Minor In Possession Laws

Alaska Underage Possession of Alcohol

Possession is prohibited WITH THE FOLLOWING EXCEPTION(S):

  • Private location
  • AND EITHER parent/guardian OR spouse

Alaska Underage Consumption of Alcohol

Consumption is prohibited WITH THE FOLLOWING EXCEPTION(S):

  • Private location
  • AND EITHER parent/guardian OR spouse

Internal Possession by Minors in Alaska

Internal possession is not explicitly prohibited.

Underage Purchase of Alcohol in Alaska

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

Notes: Although the amendment creating the law enforcement exception was approved in July of 2005, the effective date for the exception was made retroactive to September 27, 2004. See 2005 Alaska Sess. Laws 72.

Furnishing Alcohol to Minors in Alaska

Furnishing is prohibited WITH THE FOLLOWING EXCEPTION(S):

  • Private location
  • AND EITHER parent/guardian OR spouse

Minimum Ages for On-Premises Servers and Bartenders in Alaska

  • 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 in Alaska

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

False Identification for Obtaining Alcohol in Alaska

Provision(s) targeting minors:

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

Provision(s) targeting retailers:

  • Licenses for drivers under age 21 are easily distinguishable from those for drivers age 21 and older
  • General affirmative defense - the retailer came to a good faith or reasonable decision that the purchaser was 21 years or older; inspection of an identification card not required
  • Retailer has the statutory right to sue a minor who uses a false ID to purchase alcohol for any losses or fines suffered by the retailer as a result of the illegal sale

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

BAC limit: 0.00 - any detectable alcohol in the blood is per se (conclusive) evidence of a violation

Applies to drivers age 14 or above

Applies to drivers under age 21

Alaska Retail Sales: Keg Registration

Registration is not required

Alaska Underage Driving Privileges: Use/Lose

No use/lose law

Prohibitions Against Hosting Underage Drinking Parties in Alaska

Social host law is not specifically limited to underage drinking parties.

Action by underage guest that triggers violation: Possession

Property type(s) covered by liability law:

  • Residence

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


  • Family

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