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Alcohol delivery? It's legal in Iowa

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IOWA CITY (KWWL) - You're at home and you want a beer or cocktail, but you just don't want to go to the store.

That's OK -- some stores deliver!

Liquor Downtown in Iowa City has tweeted about its delivery service recently. The owner tells KWWL that they only deliver a few times a week and don't plan to do many deliveries this summer.

We checked with the State of Iowa Alcoholic Beverages Division to see what the regulations are. Of course, the delivery person must make sure the buyer is 21.

"When they're making the delivery, they have to check the ID to make sure the person receiving the order is 21," said Tonya Dusold, Iowa Alcoholic Beverages Division. "They must obtain the proof of the identity and age and obtain the recipient's signature."

Businesses must follow the state's strict guidelines:
  • No deliveries after 10 p.m.
  • Buyers must pay in advance.
  • Deliveries must be made in a car belonging to the business.
  • Stores have to keep records of who they deliver to for three years.
  • "We have a compliance team that goes out and does regular checks, and if they are a business that is making home deliveries, the log that they have to keep for three years is checked by our compliance officers," said Dusold.

    And, just like in stores and bars, you can't sell to someone who's intoxicated or who appears to be intoxicated. If you do, businesses could face criminal penalties.

    Only businesses that have licenses to sell alcohol for "off-premise use" can deliver. The alcohol must be for personal use and can't be re-sold.

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