Online Alcohol Class offers the most comprehensive online Minor in Possession course available in Florida. 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 and parents call our offices to inquire about the MIP laws in Florida. As a courtesy, we've compiled the laws from every state and listed them below.
Please note that the Florida MIP laws shown on this page are intended to assist help you to understand your local Florida laws. While we have tried to show the most up-to-date version of Florida MIP 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 Florida minor in possession laws.
Possession is prohibited with NO EXCEPTIONS.
Consumption is not explicitly prohibited.
Internal possession is not explicitly prohibited.
Purchase is prohibited and there is NO ALLOWANCE for youth purchase for law enforcement purposes.
Furnishing is prohibited with NO EXCEPTIONS.
Beer: 18 for both servers and bartenders
Wine: 18 for both servers and bartenders
Spirits: 18 for both servers and bartenders
Beer: Not Specified
Wine: Not Specified
Provision(s) targeting minors:
Provision(s) targeting retailers:
Notes: Although the verbatim text of historical regulations is only available from January 1, 2003 forward, the published historical information for Fla. Admin. Code Ann. r. 61A-3.052 indicates that this regulation has been in force, unchanged, from February 28, 1994 to date.
BAC limit: 0.02 - a BAC level above the limit is per se (conclusive) evidence of a violation.
Applies to drivers under age 21.
Registration is not required.
Type(s) of violation leading to driver's license suspension, revocation, or denial:
Use/lose penalties apply to minors under age 18
Authority to impose driver's license sanction
Length of suspension/revocation:
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:
Standard for hosts' knowledge or action regarding the party: KNOWLEDGE - host must have actual knowledge of the occurrence
Preventive action by the host negates the violation (see note).
Notes: The "preventive action" provision in Florida requires the prosecution to prove that the host failed to take preventive action.