I-ALERT, Under 21 Can't Be Done Iowa State Patrol Governor's Traffic Safety Board Iowa State Patrol CJJP Alcohol & Beverages Division AC4C

Welcome to the I-ALERT Policy Web Site

On-Premise Sales

This tool is designed to help on-premises retail licensees (e.g. bars, restaurants, sporting venues, etc.) develop a guide for their business to stay compliant with the Iowa liquor laws and assist their employees with the responsible sale of alcoholic beverages through the use of a uniform policy and best practices.

The tool is not designed to be used for an operational policy, but rather to assist the licensee in developing a premise policy that will apply to their specific business needs by addressing key points and providing suggestions for consideration.

Before starting you should consider what best practices you'll need to adopt as policy or best protect your business and its bottom line, prevent violations of the law and control your service of liquor, beer and wine to ensure a safe and compliant experience for your patrons.

Review each section and select those items which you feel apply to your business. Review your policy by visiting the "View My Policy" tab at any time. You may re-visit any of the sections, and change your section(s) before completing your policy.

There is no right combination of components, but the more you choose, the more comprehensive and effective your policy will be. However, it is recommended that you revisit and revise your policy annually.

Disclaimer: All operational policies should be reviewed by your insurance underwriter and your legal counsel to ensure content accuracy, effectiveness and compliance with the law. The office of Substance Abuse is not liable for any legal action taken against the licensee.

Start Policy for On-Premise

Off-Premise Sales

This tool is designed to help off-premise retail licensees (e.g. convenient stores, grocery stores, liquor stores, etc.) develop a guide for their business to stay compliant with the Iowa liquor laws and to assist their employees with the responsible sale of alcoholic beverages through the use of a uniform policy and best practices.

The tool is not designed to be used for an operational policy, but rather to assist the licensee in developing a premise policy that will apply to their specific business needs by addressing key points and providing suggestions for consideration.

Before starting you should consider what best practices you'll need to adopt as policy to best protect your business and its bottom line, prevent violations of the law, and control your service of alcoholic beverages to ensure a safe and compliant experience for your patrons.

Review each section and select those items which you feel apply to your business. Review your policy by visiting the 'View My Policy' tab at any time. You may re-visit any of the sections, and change your selection(s) before completing your policy.

There is no right combination of components, but the more you choose, the more comprehensive and effective your policy will be. However, we recommend that you revisit and revise your policy annually.

Disclaimer: All operational policies must be reviewed by your insurance underwriter and your legal counsel to ensure content accuracy, effectiveness and compliance with the law. The Office of Substance Abuse is not liable for any legal action taken against the licensee.


Start Policy for Off-Premise