Online Alcohol Class offers the most comprehensive online Minor in Possession instruction available in Utah. We offer Level 1 (8 hour), Level 2 (16 hour), and Level 3 (24 hour) web-based Minor in Possession and Minor in Consumption Courses.
Often students and parents call our offices to inquire about the MIP laws in Utah. As a courtesy, we've compiled the laws from every U.S. state and listed them below.
Please note that the Utah MIP laws shown below are meant to help help you to learn about your local Utah laws. While we have tried to show the most up-to-date version of Utah minor in possession laws, but we do not guarantee its accuracy. This page is not a replacement for legal advice from an attorney. It is in your best interest that you find an appropriate attorney for more information about Utah minor in possession laws.
Possession is prohibited with NO EXCEPTIONS.
Consumption is prohibited with NO EXCEPTIONS.
Internal possession is prohibited with NO EXCEPTIONS.
Purchase is prohibited, but youth MAY PURCHASE for law enforcement purposes.
Furnishing is prohibited with NO EXCEPTIONS.
Beer: 21 for both servers and bartenders
Wine: 21 for both servers and bartenders
Spirits: 21 for both servers and bartenders
Notes: Although employees must be at least 21 years of age to sell "liquor" at off- sale establishments in Utah, persons persons between 16 and 21 years of age may sell "beer" (defined as containing not more than 4% ABV or 3.2% ABW) on the premises of a beer retailer for off- premise consumption if under the supervision of a person 21 years of age or older who is on the premises.
Provision(s) targeting minors:
Provision(s) targeting suppliers:
Provision(s) targeting retailers:
Notes: Utah law requires dining club and social club licensees to electronically verify the proof of age of individuals who appear to be 35 years of age or younger. Utah Code Ann. §§ 32A-1-304.5, 32A-5-101.
BAC limit: 0.00 - any detectable alcohol in the blood is per se (conclusive) evidence of a violation.
Applies to drivers under age 21.
Keg definition: Keg sales prohibited
Purchaser information collected:
Deposit required: $
Provisions do not specifically address disposable kegs
Notes: Keg sales prohibited: Beer may not be sold, provided, or possessed for off- premise consumption in containers larger than two liters.
Type(s) of violation leading to driver's license suspension, revocation, or denial:
Use/lose penalties apply to minors under age 21
Authority to impose driver's license sanction
Length of suspension/revocation: 365 days
Social host law is specifically limited to underage drinking parties.
Action by underage guest that triggers violation:
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
Notes: In Utah, an individual may not knowingly conduct, aid, or allow an "underage drinking gathering." An “underage drinking gathering” means a gathering of two or more individuals: (a) at which an individual knowingly serves, aids in the service of, or allows the service of an alcoholic beverage to an underage person; and (b) to which an emergency response provider is required to respond, except for a response related solely to providing medical care at the location of the gathering. The definition does not otherwise specify a Property Type or an Action by Underage Guest.