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Identification Card FAQs

What information do I need for an ID Card?

Please refer to our Required Documentation page for documentation needed to obtain a Utah state identification card.  There is a $23.00 charge for an ID card.  (An out-of-state ID is not acceptable proof of identification.)

Do I need a social security card to apply for a first-time Utah ID?


Does an identification card ever expire?

Yes, the ID Card expires five (5) years following issuance of the card.

Can anyone get an ID?

Yes; however, If you are under the age of 16, a parent or legal guardian must accompany you to obtain an ID so they can sign the application, and a DPC applicant cannot obtain an ID card.

Do I have to take a test to obtain an ID?


What if I lost my Utah ID card?

For a replacement ID, you must appear at a Driver License office and bring two (2) documents of Utah residence address.  See our Required Documentation page to see what works as proof.  The fee is $23.00 and will be valid for five (5) years.

Can I renew my ID card on the internet?

Yes, eligible applicants will be sent a letter to notify them of their eligibility and the process to complete to renew their valid ID card.

Can I have both an ID card and driver license in my possession at the same time?

No; effective July 1, 2012, it is against the law to possess a Utah driver license and Utah identification card.  

What if I haven’t received my identification card in the mail?

Please allow 4-6 weeks for processing.  After that time, if you have not received your identification card, don’t hesitate to contact our Customer Service at 801.965.4437 or toll-free at 888.343.4224 to find out if your identification card has been returned to our Central office or check the status online to see if it is still processing.