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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.
You will receive your Liquor ID in the mail in 5-7 days once the transaction has been completed.

Registry of Motor Vehicles

The Details of Apply for a Liquor ID card

What you need for Apply for a Liquor ID card

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.

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MA Liquor ID
This is a Liquor ID.

Fees for Apply for a Liquor ID card

Name Fee Unit
Liquor ID Card Fee $25 each

How to apply Apply for a Liquor ID card

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.

You cannot process a Liquor ID application online. However, you can get ready by completing the application online and answering a series of questions. At the end of the questionnaire, you will be provided with a complete application and list of required documents that you will need to bring with you to an RMV Service Center.

More info about Apply for a Liquor ID card

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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