Alcohol Laws

Alaska Department of Commerce, Community, and Economic Development

Alcohol Control Office

List of Local Option Communities Map of Local Option Communities

Alcohol in rural communities: Wet, Damp, and Dry

Most of the communities serviced by the Bering Strait School District are "dry" by local option. This means alcohol may not legally be bought, sold or imported (brought or sent into the community). Nome is the only "wet" community in the region, which means that adults may legally purchase alcohol from commercial sources. Unalakleet, White Mountain and Teller are the only "damp" communities in the region, which means that alcohol can be legally imported in limited quantities from recognized sources. Local airlines reserve the right to search any and all baggage they carry.