South Dakota Minor in Possession Laws

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

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

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South Dakota Minor In Possession Laws

South Dakota Underage Possession of Alcohol

Possession is prohibited with NO EXCEPTIONS

South Dakota Underage Consumption of Alcohol

Consumption is prohibited with NO EXCEPTIONS

South Dakota Internal Possession by Minors

Internal possession is not explicitly prohibited

South Dakota Underage Purchase of Alcohol

Purchase is prohibited and there is NO ALLOWANCE for youth purchase for law enforcement purposes

Furnishing Alcohol to Minors in South Dakota

Furnishing is prohibited WITH THE FOLLOWING EXCEPTION(S):

  • Parent/guardian
  • OR spouse

Minimum Ages for On-Premises Servers and Bartenders in South Dakota

Beer: 18 for servers and 21 for bartenders

Wine: 18 for servers and 21 for bartenders

Spirits: 18 for servers and 21 for bartenders

Condition(s) that must be met in order for an underage person to sell alcoholic beverages:

  • Manager/supervisor is present

Minimum Ages for Off-Premises Sellers of Alcoholic Beverages in South Dakota

Beer: Not Specified

Wine: 21

Spirits: 21

False Identification for Obtaining Alcohol in South Dakota

Provision(s) targeting minors:

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

Provision(s) targeting retailers:

  • Specific affirmative defense - the retailer inspected the false ID and came to a reasonable conclusion based on its appearance that it was valid
  • Retailer has the authority to detain a minor suspected of using a false ID in connection with the purchase of alcohol

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

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

Applies to drivers under age 21

South Dakota Retail Sales: Keg Registration

Keg definition: 8.00 or 16.00

Purchaser information collected:

  • Purchaser's name and address

Warning information to purchaser: Not Required

Deposit: not required

Provisions do not specifically address disposable kegs

Notes: A "keg" is defined as an eight or sixteen gallon reusable plastic or metal container.

South Dakota Underage Driving Privileges: Use/Lose

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

  • Underage purchase
  • Underage possession
  • Underage consumption

Use/lose penalties apply to minors under age 21

Authority to impose driver's license sanction

  • Mandatory

Length of suspension/revocation:

  • Minimum: 30 days
  • Maximum: 365 days

Prohibitions Against Hosting Underage Drinking Parties in South Dakota

No State-imposed liability for hosting underage drinking parties

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