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What is a Miami-Dade Community ID?
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 Miami-Dade Community ID makes it easier for them to identify themselves to law enforcement, schools, health centers, city departments, and social service agencies.
Where can I use my card?
Please note that this list may not be all-inclusive and it is recommended you contact the provider to confirm whether or not the ID is accepted.
What are the limitations of my card?
Who can apply for a Miami Community ID?
Any resident of Miami-Dade 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.
Privacy and Confidentiality
Branches is wholly committed to protecting the privacy of all Miami-Dade Community ID applicants. Applicants will not be asked about their immigration status for purposes of obtaining the card. You can learn more about how your information will be protected by visiting the privacy and confidentiality page.
Community ID Acceptable Documents
Acceptable Proof of ID
One from this list:
Two from this list:
Unacceptable Proof of ID
Acceptable Proof of Residence
One from this List:
Unacceptable Proof of Residence
Copies of documents
Applicant who does not have a stable home address, or who is a survivor of domestic violence, may prove residency by providing a letter from a County or City agency, nonprofit organization, religious institution, hospital, or health clinic, establishing that they live in Miami-Dade County. If an applicant uses one of these letters, he or she will be eligible for an ID card, but no address will appear on it. Alternatively, a nonprofit organization or religious institution may provide a letter permitting an applicant to use the organization’s address as your “care-of” address, which will appear on the applicant’s card.
Cost & Accepted forms of payment
Getting your Miami-Dade Community ID
Pre-registration is required to attend one of our Miami-Dade Community ID Events taking place periodically in different Miami-Dade County locations and Branches’ offices.
You must book an appointment to apply for an ID at our community events or office locations