The Cedar Falls Police Division is partnering with the Iowa Alcoholic Beverages Division to conduct alcohol compliance checks at all businesses holding liquor licenses in Cedar Falls. Under the supervision of law enforcement, underage persons will attempt to purchase alcoholic beverages at Cedar Falls businesses. This will include all convenience stores, restaurants, bars, and specialty stores that have any type of liquor license.
The goal of the program is to ensure liquor license establishments are complying with the age requirements of Iowa alcohol laws.
The criminal penalty for selling alcohol to an underage person is a fine of $500 for the employee and the Alcoholic Beverage Division can issue civil penalties against the licensee.