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    Ohio Identification Card

    Ohio Identification (ID) Cards are issued to Ohio residents who do not have a valid driver license.

    Ohio ID cards are valid for four years or eight years and there is no minimum age for obtaining one. You must provide proof of:

    • Full legal name
    • Date of birth
    • Social Security number (if ever assigned)
    • Legal presence
    • Ohio residency

    Go to our Acceptable Documents page for a full list of identity documents and links to use our interactive process to assist you with what to bring to a deputy registrar agency.

    Temporary ID Cards

    • If an unexpired driver license is suspended, a temporary ID card may be issued to provide the driver with a form of ID until the suspension is over.
    • Temporary ID cards are only issued in certain cases and can be used with court-ordered driving privileges.

    Where Do I Go?

    ID R Kids

    There is no minimum age for an Ohio ID card. You may apply for an Ohio ID card for your child at any deputy registrar location.

    • Ohio ID cards are used for identification purposes only.
    • Ohio photo ID cards for children may assist police if a child is reported missing.

    What do I need bring?

    You must provide proof of your child’s:

    • Full legal name
    • Date of birth
    • Social Security number (if ever assigned)
    • Legal presence
    • Ohio residency

    Any child under age 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian with an Ohio driver license or ID card. If the parent or guardian does not have an Ohio driver license or ID card, then they must also provide proof of:

    • Full legal name
    • Date of birth
    • Social Security number (if assigned)
    • Legal presence
    • Ohio residency

    Go to our Acceptable Documents page for a full list of identity documents and links to use our interactive process to assist you with what to bring to a deputy registrar agency.

    How much does an Ohio ID cost?

    $10.00

    Don’t forget to include a listing for your child’s Next of Kin in connection with his or her state ID. It will help police get in touch with parents or guardians.

    Ohio Revised Code: 4507.50

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