Obtaining a Massachusetts Liquor ID

For people who do not have a Massachusetts driver's license, the RMV can issue one of two official identification cards. The Massachusetts ID and Massachusetts Liquor ID look similar to drivers’ licenses; however, they do not extend any driving privileges. These two ID cards are official forms of identity, signature, and age that are accepted in the Commonwealth. Please refer to Obtaining a Massachusetts ID for more information about the Massachusetts ID.

You may apply for a Massachusetts Liquor ID at any full service RMV office. You will be given a temporary Massachusetts Liquor ID, valid for 30 days, at the branch, and a permanent Massachusetts Liquor ID will be mailed to you.

Liquor ID Requirements

  • You must be at least 21 years of age.
  • You may NOT hold a valid Massachusetts license.
  • You must present a Social Security Number (SSN) that the RMV can verify with the U.S. Social Security Administration (SSA) as having been issued to you OR an acceptable Denial Notice from the SSA. If you present a Denial Notice, you must also present proof of acceptable visa status, an I-94 (Record of Arrival and Departure), and a current non-U.S. Passport.

Fees

  • There is a $25.00 fee for a Massachusetts Liquor ID.
  • If you lose your Liquor ID, you must go to any RMV branch office and sign a form indicating it has been lost. The fee to obtain a duplicate Liquor ID is $25.00.

Expiration

  • A Massachusetts Liquor ID will expire 5 years from the date it was issued.

Documentation Requirements

  1. A Social Security Number (SSN) that the RMV can verify with the U.S. Social Security Administration (SSA) as having been issued to you OR an acceptable Denial Notice from the SSA. If you present a Denial Notice, you must also present proof of acceptable visa status, an I-94 (Record of Arrival and Departure), and a current non-U.S. Passport.
  2. One (1) document from the Registry's list of Acceptable Identification Documents list proving date of birth.
  3. One (1) document from the Registry's list of Acceptable Identification Documents list proving your signature.

All documents must be originals. Photocopies will not be accepted.

To Obtain a Liquor ID

Complete a Class D, M, or D/M License and ID Card Application. This form is available at any RMV service office. You may also download it from the Forms and Files section on our website.

Present the application, $25.00 fee and appropriate documentation, in person, to any RMV full service office to receive your temporary photo-imaging Liquor ID. A new photo-imaging Liquor ID will be mailed to your address of record.

All Liquor ID applications must be approved by a Branch Office Manager.

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