Alcohol Carrier License
Carriers/shippers in Missouri must apply for an alcohol carrier license in order to transport and deliver shipments of wine directly to consumers.
- No Fee
- Statute 311.185.4 & 5
Alcohol Carriers Must:
- Not deliver to any person under 21 years of age, or to any intoxicated person, or any person appearing to be in a state of intoxication;
- Require valid proof of identity and age;
- Obtain the signature of an adult as a condition of delivery; and
- Keep records of wine shipped which include the license number and name of the winery or retailer, quantity of wine shipped, recipient's name and address, and an electronic or paper form of signature from the wine recipient.
It remains illegal for out-of-state retailers to ship wine directly to consumers from any state other than reciprocal states per Section 311.462, RSMo. Missouri requires a signed agreement from the alcohol regulators in reciprocal states indicating that no licensing or license fees are required, and that excise taxes are not required from Missouri retailers shipping into their state. In addition, Missouri requires the agreement to contain a clause indicating that the reciprocal state will take administrative action against licensees in their state that violate Missouri laws.