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Apply for a Liquor ID card

The RMV issues two forms of ID for non-drivers, 1 of which is a Liquor ID for people 21 years of age and older who want to buy alcohol.

Registry of Motor Vehicles

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What you need

To apply for a Liquor ID:

  • You must be at least 21 years of age
  • You may not hold a valid Massachusetts driver's license

All Liquor ID applicants (21 years of age or older) must only present the following documents:

  • 1 document that proves your Social Security Number (SSN) OR an SSN Denial Notice with non-U.S. Passport, Visa, and I-94
  • 1 document that proves your date of birth
  • A complete application
  • The $25 fee

See our list of acceptable ID documents.


MA Liquor ID
This is a Liquor ID.


Name Fee Unit
Liquor ID Card Fee $25 each

How to apply

Bring the completed  application , along with all required identification documents and fee, to an RMV Service Center.

Most RMV service centers accept cash, check, money order, and credit or debit cards. Since payment methods vary by location, check what’s accepted at the site you will be visiting.

More info

You will be given a temporary Massachusetts Liquor ID, valid for 30 days, at the service center, and a permanent Massachusetts Liquor ID will be mailed to you within 5–7 days.



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