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Acceptable Forms of ID


California Acceptable Forms of ID:

The following types of ID are acceptable for purchasing alcohol in California

Current acceptable forms of ID in California are as follows:
  • An operator's license: a valid driver's license with a photo from any state
  • A valid ID card from any state with photo, name, date of birth and physical description (issued by the state Department of Motor Vehicles in most cases)

Contact information for the CA board is listed below.

California Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control
Phone: (916) 419-2500

You are encouraged to contact the CA liquor board with any questions you may have about CA's acceptable forms of ID for purchasing alcohol.