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Broward Community ID

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Broward Community ID

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Broward County Commission Approves Community IDs

In 2021, Broward County passed a resolution authorizing the issuance of Community IDs to Broward residents. An initiative of FaithAction Network, the Broward Community ID is a document that helps residents identify themselves to law enforcement, schools, banks, health centers, city departments, and social service agencies, and participate in the cultural and business life of the county when an ID is required. Other Counties like Alachua, West Palm Beach, and Miami-Dade have approved similar programs.

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

Who can 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.

Bringing light to many of Broward residents

Many residents, including citizens, do not meet the necessary requirements to receive a driver’s license or state-issued identification, which makes proving their identity for numerous day-to-day activities a challenge. The Broward Community ID makes it easier for them to identify themselves to law enforcement, schools, health centers, city departments, and social service agencies.


  • Must provide one of the following
    • Passport of your Country (expired or current)
    • Diver’s license or ID card with visible hologram (expired or current) 
    • Foreign national ID cards or “voter ID cards” (from home country)
    • Consular or embassy ID
    • Previously issued FaithAction ID Card
    • Military ID cards, either from the US or from an individual’s home country
  • Must provide proof  that you are a Broward Resident (one of the following)
    • Utility bill (cable, water, electricity, gas, internet, phone)
    • Rental agreement (if it is currently valid)
    • Receipt for rent payment (only if they have the address)
    • Bank statements
    • Medical bill
    • Credit Card Bill
  • Cost $20.00 (cash only)

*All proof of address documents must be within the past 3 months and include individuals’ name

Applying for a Broward Community ID (Intake)

To apply, participants must attend one of our Broward Community ID Drives taking place periodically in different Broward locations. Office appointments may be available on a limited basis due to Covid.

  • Registration is required to attend Broward Community ID Drives or for office appointments
  • No walk-ins will be serviced

ID Drive Process

  • Mandatory orientation explaining benefits and limitations of ID card
  • Present 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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08/20/2022 – Hollywood, FL | English | Spanish