Restrict and Monitor Teen Parties in Motels, Hotels, and Apartments


This strategy holds people accountable for knowingly providing an environment where underage drinking is occurring such as on property they own, rent, or lease. This differs from a  Social Host Ordinance as these restrictions are implemented on a more specific and individual level.  This is not a city ordinance; rather, it is the adoption of business policies and practices.

When should I consider implementing this strategy?

  • Youth report drinking on private property such as in motels, hotels, and apartment buildings.

How do I implement this strategy?

Key Activities for Implementation:

  • Review current city, county, and business policies - can be a business policy or city/county-wide ordinance.
  • Determine where enhancements could be made.
  • Work with policymakers and businesses to pass restrictions or controls on youth alcohol consumption.

Guidelines for Deterring Underage Drinking: A Guide for Hotels and Motels in the Cities of Bloomington, Edina, and Richfield

Have others implemented this strategy?

North Dakota Communities:

Other Communities: