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Broward Community ID

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Broward Community ID

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Many residents, including citizens, do not meet the requirements to receive a state-issued identification, which makes proving their identity for  day-to-day activities a challenge. The Broward Community ID Card helps residents identify themselves to law enforcement, schools, banks, health centers, city departments, and social service agencies.

Apply for a Broward Community ID

Any resident of Broward County can apply for a Community ID card. This ID is especially useful to formerly incarcerated persons, foster youth, transgender persons, the homeless, new immigrants, refugees, or anyone who might face difficulties obtaining a state-issued ID. Immigration status will not be asked.

To apply, attend one of our ID Drive Events taking place periodically in different Broward locations, or make an office appointment.

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Next ID Drive Events

02/18/2023 – Lauderdale Lakes, FL
Registration: Register here
Flyers: English | Spanish | Creole

Limitations of the Broward Community ID card

  • It is not a federal or state ID (and clearly notes this on the back of the card)
  • It is not a driver’s license
  • It cannot be used to vote or board an airplane
  • Does not entitle cardholders to any social welfare benefits
  • Does not have any impact on an individual’s immigration status

*Broward County authorized the issuance of Community IDs to Broward residents in 2021. Other Counties like West Palm Beach and Miami-Dade have approved similar programs. We have earned endorsements from different law enforcement agencies, local cities, and non-profit organizations. With their help and that of our amazing volunteers we provide office appointments and monthly community ID Drives.

Eligibility

  • Must provide one of the following
    • Passport of your Country (current or expired)
    • Diver’s license or ID card from any state (current or expired)
    • Foreign national ID cards  (from individual’s home country)
    • Consular ID or embassy ID
    • Previously issued Community ID Card
    • Military ID cards, either from the US or from an individual’s home country
    • For Veterans Designation: DD214 or VIC/VHIC – VA, Hospital ID Card, or Attestation from Mayor’s Office of Veterans’ Affairs
    • DHS/ICE Miramar Check-In Paperwork Must have a photo and a seal
  • Must provide proof  that you are a Broward Resident (one of the following)
    • Utility bill (cable, water, electricity, gas, internet, phone)
    • Rental agreement (if currently valid)
    • Receipt for rent payment (only if it has the address)
    • Bank or credit card statements
    • Medical bill
    • Homeless shelter letter
  • All proof of address documents must be within the past 3 months. Individuals without name or address on their documents, must get their name added before we issue IDs. 
  • Cost $20.00 (cash only)

Application Process

  • Registration is required to attend ID Drives or office appointments (no walk-ins will be serviced)
  • Applicant attends a mandatory orientation explaining benefits and limitations of ID card
  • Applicant presents the required documents to be reviewed
  • If all is in order, we will print and give you your Community ID Card (effective for 2 years)
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