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. Perhaps equally as important, 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.
Online Keg Registration (Seamless Form, , opens in a new window)
The Iowa ABD Age to Purchase App allows users to scan driver's licenses with their smartphone. No personal information of the customer is stored on the device. The built-in scanning function uses the camera feature on the device to scan the barcode on the driver's license to quickly help determine age and validity. The app also gives users access to a view similar to the desktop calendars previously issued by ABD.
Download the app via the links below:
Age to Purchase Mobile App information (Web Page, , opens in a new window)
To give retailers all the tools they need to comply with federal tobacco regulations, the FDA's Center for Tobacco Products has developed a new education program called "This is Our Watch."
This program helps tobacco retailers better understand FDA tobacco regulations, the importance of compliance, and the greater purpose — protecting the nation's youth from the harms of tobacco use.
Learn more about the "This is Our Watch" program on the FDA website (External link, opens in a new window) and order free program materials from the FDA (External link, opens in a new window).
Order free program materials (Web Page, , opens in a new window)
Download the Iowa Driver's License Guide
(PDF, 1.09 MB, opens in a new window)
I.D. Checking Guide informational brochure & order form
(PDF, 4.17 MB, opens in a new window)