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Identification Card FAQs

Is my Utah identification card REAL ID compliant?

Yes! Utah has been issuing REAL ID-compliant identification cards since January 1, 2010. REAL ID-compliant cards are marked with a gold star at the top of the card. The Department of Homeland Security has extended the REAL ID enforcement deadline until May 7, 2025. At that time, you will be required to have a REAL ID-compliant card to board an airplane and visit certain federal buildings and nuclear plants. For more information, click here.

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.  

How long will it take to get my ID card in the mail, and what if I have not received it?

When you apply for your ID card at one of our offices or you renew online, processing will take 4-6 weeks. After that time, if you have not received your ID card you can check the status to see if it is still processing.