Mississippi legalizing home delivery of alcohol as of July 1

Published 10:37 am Tuesday, April 20, 2021

Associated Press

JACKSON – Starting this summer, Mississippi will allow home delivery of liquor, beer, wine or light spirits from local package stores or retailers.

Republican Gov. Tate Reeves signed House Bill 1135 on Wednesday, and it will become law July 1.

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Buyers will have to prove they are at least 21, delivery people will have to be at least that old and deliveries cannot be made to any person who “appears intoxicated.” Deliveries also cannot be made to dry counties or cities.

The bill specifies that deliveries may only be made within 30 miles (48.3 kilometers) of the store selling the alcohol, so Mississippi residents still will not be able to receive bottles from out-of-state wine clubs.