Nebraska Minor in Possession Laws

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

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

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Nebraska Minor In Possession Laws

Nebraska Underage Possession of Alcohol

Possession is prohibited WITH THE FOLLOWING EXCEPTION(S):

  • Parent/guardian's home

Notes: Nebraska makes an exception for persons who are at least sixteen years old to carry alcohol from licensed establishments when they are accompanied by any person who is not a minor.

Nebraska Underage Consumption of Alcohol

Consumption is prohibited WITH THE FOLLOWING EXCEPTION(S):

  • Parent/guardian's home

Nebraska Internal Possession by Minors

Internal possession is not explicitly prohibited.

Notes: Although Nebraska does not prohibit Internal Possession as defined by APIS, beginning on April 4, 2001, it has statutory provisions that state that " minor may...consume, or have in his or her possession or physical control any alcoholic liquor..." and that "[c]onsume means knowingly and intentionally drinking or otherwise ingesting alcoholic liquor." Neb. Rev. St. ยงยง 53-103, 53-180.02.

Nebraska Underage Purchase of Alcohol

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

Furnishing Alcohol to Minors in Nebraska

Furnishing is prohibited with NO EXCEPTIONS.

Minimum Ages for On-Premises Servers and Bartenders in Nebraska

Beer: 19 for both servers and bartenders

Wine: 19 for both servers and bartenders

Spirits: 19 for both servers and bartenders

Minimum Ages for Off-Premises Alcohol Sellers in Nebraska

Beer: 19

Wine: 19

Spirits: 19

False Identification for Obtaining Alcohol in Nebraska

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 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 Nebraska

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

Applies to drivers under age 21.

Nebraska Retail Sales: Keg Registration

Keg definition: five or more gallons


  • Possessing an unregistered, unlabeled keg - max. fine/jail: $500 or 3 months
  • Destroying the label on a keg - max. fine/jail: $500 or 3 months

Purchaser information collected:

  • Purchaser's name and address
  • 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

Nebraska Underage Driving Privileges: Use/Lose

No use/lose law.

Prohibitions Against Hosting Underage Drinking Parties in Nebraska

No State-imposed liability for hosting underage drinking parties.

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