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Alcohol Compliance Checks

Reducing underage alcohol sales in Marquette County

Alcohol compliance checks help reduce the availability of alcohol to underage youth from establishments such as bars, restaurants, liquor stores, grocery stores and convenience stores. Compliance checks not only prevent the sale of alcohol to underage buyers, but they also help us monitor underage drinking patterns year to year.

 

Alcohol Compliance in 2020

78%

of retailers in Marquette County did not serve to underage youth.

26%

of retailers in Marquette County failed to prevent the sales of alcohol to underage buyers.

50%

of the establishments that failed the check were repeat offenders from 2019.

 

Alcohol Compliance in 2019

56%

of retailers in Marquette County did not serve to underage youth.

44%

of retailers in Marquette County failed to prevent the sales of alcohol to underage buyers.

13%

of the establishments that failed the check were repeat offenders in 2018.

 

Alcohol Compliance in 2018

58%

of retailers in Marquette County did not serve to underage youth.

42%

of retailers in Marquette County failed to prevent the sales of alcohol to underage buyers.

31%

of the establishments that failed the check were repeat offenders in 2017.

 

In 2018, the state law changed to hold servers rather than businesses accountable for underage sales. This drastically increased the number of underage sales in Marquette County in both 2018 and 2019.

 

Alcohol Compliance in 2017

92%

of retailers in Marquette County did not serve to underage youth.

8%

of retailers in Marquette County failed to prevent the sales of alcohol to underage buyers.

75%

of the establishments that failed the checks were repeat offenders in 2016.

 

Join us! 

Volunteer Your Time

How can you help?
- Identify young adults age 19-20 who may be suitable as underage buyers; paid $12/hour.
- Keep list of local alcohol outlets updated with current hours of operation

Make a Donation

Running compliance checks takes a lot of time and money. Donate now to reduce underage drinking here in our community.

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