Online Alcohol Class offers the most comprehensive online MIP instruction available in New York. We offer Level 1 (8 hour), Level 2 (16 hour), and Level 3 (24 hour) web-based Minor in Possession and Minor in Consumption Classes.
Often students call us to inquire about the MIP laws in New York. As a courtesy, we've compiled the laws from every state and listed them below.
Please note that the New York MIP laws shown below are meant to assist help you to learn about your local New York laws. While we have tried to show the most up-to-date version of New York MIP laws, but we cannot guarantee its accuracy. This page is not a replacement for legal advice from a lawyer. It is in your best interest that you find a qualified lawyer for more information about New York minor in possession laws.
Possession is prohibited WITH THE FOLLOWING EXCEPTION(S):
Consumption is not explicitly prohibited.
Internal possession is not explicitly prohibited.
Purchase is NOT prohibited and there is no specific allowance for youth purchase for law enforcement purposes.
Notes: New York does not have a statute that specifically prohibits purchase, but it does prohibit purchasing or attempting to purchase alcohol by using false evidence of age. See N.Y. Alco. Bev. Cont. Law § 65-b. APIS does not include laws with such limitations in the Purchase policy topic.
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
Condition(s) that must be met in order for an underage person to sell alcoholic beverages:
Provision(s) targeting minors:
Provision(s) targeting retailers:
BAC limit: 0.02 - a BAC level above the limit is per se (conclusive) evidence of a violation.
Applies to drivers under age 21.
Keg definition: four or more gallons
Purchaser information collected:
Warning information to purchaser: active – purchaser action required (e.g., signature)
Deposit required: $50
Provisions do not specifically address disposable kegs
No use/lose law.
No State-imposed liability for hosting underage drinking parties.