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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. In 2021, the Board of County Commissioners of Broward County passed a resolution authorizing the issuance of Community IDs to Broward residents.

The Broward Community ID is a document that helps residents identify themselves to law enforcement, schools, banks, health centers, some private businesses, social service agencies among others.

After the new law SB1718 that became effective on July 1st, 2023, we are not allowed to receive County financial support anymore to operate the Broward ID project. However, we are continuing the program and issuing the Broward Community ID funded on contributions and private funding. Any resident of Broward County will be able to apply.

Broward ID. We are open to serving Broward residents 12 years and older.




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.

Office service Monday to Friday from 9 am to 5 pm at Broward Legal Aid Services

Located at: 

491 FL-7
Plantation, FL 33317

PHONE NUMBER: (954) 951-5387

More Info / Register for an Event
Make an office appointment

Next ID Drive Events

Time: 10 am to 1:30 pm
Location: Lauderdale Lakes Senior Center    
4340 NW 36th Street, Lauderdale Lakes, FL 33319
Flyer: English | Spanish | Creole

SATURDAY, February 17, 2024
Time: 10 am – 2 pm
Location: Comunidad Cristiana Pembroke Pines
8527 Pines Blvd, Pembroke Pines, FL 33024
Flyer: English | Spanish | Creole


Registration: Register here

Or Make an Office Appointment

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.


Bring 1 document from the following list to show Identity: 

  • 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

Bring 1 document from the following list to show you are a resident of Broward County. This list is not restrictive. We accept any document that prove you are resident of Broward

    1. Any letter or document that has your name and address.
    2. Cell Phone bill, cable, water, electricity, gas,  internet, bank, church, any envelope from postal office.
    3. If you do not have anything in your name, you can bring a notarized letter signed for the person you are living with. We have free Notary in our offices.
    4. An Immigration document with address
    5. Rental agreement (if it is currently valid) or Receipt for rent payment
    6. Homeless Shelter letter

*All proof of address documents must be within the past 3 months 

*for individuals who do not have their name and address on the documents, they must find a way to add their name before we issue an ID. 


Application Process

  • Applicant will receive an orientation explaining the benefits and limitations of the 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 (valid for 2 years)
More Info / Register for an Event Make an Office appointment



Traiga solo 1 documento de la siguiente lista para probar su identidad 

  1. Pasaporte de su país (vencido o vigente)
  2. Licencia de conducir de otroestado o de otro pais (vencida o vigente)
  3. Tarjetas de identificación. (del país de origen)
  4. Identificación consular o de la embajada
  5.  Tarjeta de identificación de Broward emitida previamente
  6. Para la Designación de Veteranos necesitaremos: DD214 o VIC/VHIC – Asuntos de Veteranos
    1. tarjeta de identificación del hospital o certificación de la Oficina de Asuntos de Veteranos del Alcalde
      con confirmación del servicio militar.
  7. Documentos de registro (Parole) de DHS/ICE Miramar: Debe tener foto y sello

 Requisitos: Traiga solo 1 documento que pruebe vive en Broward.

  1. Cualquier carta o documento que tenga tu nombre y la direccion.
  2. Factura de servicios públicos, de telefono, seguro del carro, de internet, etc
  3. Documento de inmigracion con direccion.
  4. Contrato de alquiler (si es válido actualmente) Recibo de pago de alquiler
  5. Documento bancario, Factura médica, Factura de la tarjeta de crédito.
  6. Si vive en un refugio, una carta del trabajador social o de sus oficinas.

* Todos los documentos de prueba de domicilio deben estar dentro de los últimos 3 meses.

* Para las personas que no tienen su nombre en los documentos de dirección, puede traer una carta notarizada de la persona con la que vive o venir juntos a la oficina donde tenemos notario gratis.