While hosting a party can be a lot of fun, it is not without its risks. Knowing the law will go a long way towards minimizing those risks. We can’t cover all of the laws here, so we’ve highlighted a few of which you should be aware.
It is against the law to:
Sell alcoholic beverages (or charge money for cups, have a cover charge, a music fee, etc. where alcohol is being served) without a liquor license issued by the state.
Provide or sell alcohol to people under 21.
Have open alcohol in any place open to the public in the City of Ypsilanti, including the sidewalk or the street.
Have a party that gets too loud, meaning it can be heard from the street or adjacent property. It is important that you monitor noise. Police are under no obligation to give a warning and fines can range from $250 to $1,000. If there are other contributing factors at your party (outdoor drinking games, common source of alcohol, overcrowding, etc.) the severity of the violation and fines are likely to go up.