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Keg Registration

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Beer kegs purchased in Iowa are required to be registered with the retail establishments where they are sold.

The law, which took effect statewide July 1, 2007, is intended to combat underage drinking by giving law enforcement officials a tool to track the sources of alcohol to minors. Additionally, the law serves as a deterrent to adults and social hosts who may otherwise provide kegs of beer to persons under 21. The state's keg registration law preempts county and municipal keg registration ordinances.

When a keg is purchased, the retailer fills out the information on the link provided below, prints the keg registration, and affixes it to the keg. Retailers will be required to keep the registration information for each keg for a minimum of 90 days, and the information must be made available to law enforcement officers upon request during the store’s normal business hours. Use the following link to print keg registrations:  Keg Registration

Iowa's keg registration law (PDF, opens in a new window)