The following resources will help Iowa retailers verify the age of customers when selling or serving alcohol, tobacco, alternative nicotine, or vapor products.

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Iowa Age to Purchase App

This app is strictly a supplemental tool and is not a replacement for any reasonable and necessary steps or factual evidence that may be needed to determine the age of a person. No personal information of the customer is stored on the device.

App Features

  • Scan State-issued Physical IDs
  • Verify Iowa Mobile IDs - 
    • The capability to verify mobile IDs from 
      additional states will be added as 
      information becomes available.
  • Date of Birth Calculator
  • Age to Purchase Calendar
  • Physical ID Inspection Tips
  • Links to the I-PACT & I-PLEDGE Retailer Training Programs

Download the app

The Iowa ABD Age to Purchase app is available for iOS and Android.

Download from the Apple App Store

Download from the Google Play Store

How to Update to the Latest Version


Google Play


This application is strictly a supplemental tool to assist a liquor control licensee or wine or beer permittee or tobacco permittee or an employee of the licensee or permittee in determining the age of a person who wishes to purchase an alcoholic beverage or tobacco, alternative nicotine, or vapor product at a licensed premises. This application is not a replacement for any reasonable and necessary steps or factual evidence that may be needed to determine the age of a person.

The State of Iowa is not liable for any claims, damages, or injury of any kind you may sustain arising out of or relating in any way to your use of this application. The State of Iowa will not, under any circumstances, be liable for any direct, indirect, incidental, special, consequential or punitive damages of any kind, even if the State of Iowa has been advised of the possibility of such damages arising out of: (1) your use of or inability to use this application or the information, products, or services made available on it; (2) your reliance on any information available on this application; or (3) any other matter related to this application or the information, products, or services made available on it. These limitations of liability, and any other limitations of liability in this policy, shall apply regardless of any legal or equitable theory of liability, including, without limitation, theories of tort, contract or otherwise, and shall not be limited to third party claims.

The State of Iowa and its agencies, officials and employees make no warranty, representation or guarantee as to the content, accuracy, timeliness or completeness of the information provided herein. The State of Iowa expressly disclaims any and all liability for any loss or injury caused, in whole or in part, by its actions, omissions, or negligence in procuring, compiling or providing the information contained in this application, including without limitation, liability with respect to any use of this application, or the information contained herein. Reliance on the information contained on this application, is done solely at your own risk. The information may change or be altered at any time.

The State of Iowa has no obligation to detect the presence of any malicious programming. When user downloads any software or other materials or makes use of any other information on this application, the user does so at their own risk and are advised to take adequate precautions (including use of anti-virus software and file backup procedures) to minimize any loss to their system caused by malicious programming. The State of Iowa assumes no responsibility and shall not be liable for any damage to a user’s system, computer equipment, data, or other property resulting from access to or use of this application, downloading of any information from the application, or from any malicious programming contained on this application.

You agree to hold harmless and indemnify the State of Iowa and its agencies, officials, and employees from and against any claims, actions, suits, liabilities, damages, losses, settlements, demands, deficiencies, judgments, fines, penalties, costs and expenses (including, without limitation, the reasonable value of time of the Iowa Attorney General’s Office and the costs, expenses and attorney fees of other counsel retained by any Indemnitee) suffered by, incurred by, accrued against, charged to, or recoverable by the State, its agents, officers, or employees that arise out of or are related in any way to your use of this application.

For more information, the state of Iowa policies can be found by visiting

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Age to Purchase App handout

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Iowa Driver's License and ID Card Guidelines

text reading Iowa Driver's License and ID Cards Guidelines for Business Owners and Retailers

Iowa driver's license and ID cards  β€” Guidelines for Business owners and retailers.  Provided by the Iowa DOT.

Download the pamphlet

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I.D. Checking Guide

front of ID checking guide brochure, showing the year 2024 with photo examples of various id cards

The ID Checking Guide, U.S. & Canada Edition shows every valid driver's license format in actual size and color. Included are descriptions of the security features, license number and term.

Visit the ID Checking Guide website

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FDA Materials

Food and Drug Administration logo in blue letters F, D, and A

To give retailers all the tools they need to comply with federal tobacco regulations, the FDA's Center for Tobacco Products has developed a new education program called "This is Our Watch."

This program helps tobacco retailers better understand FDA tobacco regulations, the importance of compliance, and the greater purpose β€” protecting the nation's youth from the harms of tobacco use.

"This is Our Watch" program on the FDA website

Order free program materials from the FDA

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