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What are the laws in ND?

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What are the laws in ND?

North Dakota's underage drinking laws are clear. Individuals younger than 21 years of age (minors) cannot manufacture, purchase, consume or possess alcoholic beverages.

As a parent, you cannot give alcohol to your child or their friends under the age of 21 under any circumstances.
Any person who knowingly gives alcohol to individuals under 21 is guilty of a Class A Misdemeanor. Even in your home. Even if you have parental permission for another child.

It is illegal to provide alcohol to your own child/children who are under the age of 21.

Parents cannot knowingly allow a person under 21, other than their own child, to remain in their home or on their property while consuming or possessing alcohol.

Simple Facts

  • It is illegal to provide alcohol to individuals under the age of 21
  • It is illegal to host or allow minors to have drinking parties in your home
  • It is unhealthy and unacceptable for anyone under age 21 to drink
  • It is unsafe and illegal for anyone to drink and drive


Parents can be prosecuted for providing alcohol to minors or hosting alcoholic parties for individuals under age 21.

Penalties may include:

  • Class A Misdemeanor
  • $2,000.00 in fines
  • 365 days in jail