City of St. Paul Park 

on the Mississippi

Social Host Law

Do you know who's drinking at your house tonight?

On August 20, 2012 the City Council adopted a new Social Host law in St. Paul Park that makes you criminally responsible for Underage Drinking on your property. 

Alcohol is youth's number one drug of choice and underage drinkers are more likely to be victims of crime, including sexual assault.  Underage drinking is a factor in nearly half of all teen automobile crashes. 

To protect your guests, yourself and others and reduce your exposure to alcohol-related liability, if you are hosting a party where persons under 21 years of age are present, you should...

  1. Verify the age of guests and ensure that alcohol is not served to those under age 21.
  2. Control access to alcohol.
  3. Control the quantity of alcohol served to adults.
  4. Supervise persons under 21 years of age.
  5. Refuse entrance to uninvited people, especially the ones who arrive at the door with alcohol or are already intoxicated.
  6. Call the Police for assistance with uninvited people.

For more information, view Chapter 7 of the St. Paul Park Code of Ordinances.
City of St. Paul Park, 600 Portland Avenue, St. Paul Park MN 55071