ID R Kids For Safety
Frequently Asked Questions
How do I obtain an Ohio ID card for my child?
You may apply for an Ohio ID card for your child at any local deputy registrar location. Check www. bmv.ohio.gov for locations.
What documentation will I need to provide for an Ohio ID?
You must provide proof of name, date of birth, proof of residency, and Social Security number, if ever assigned. The acceptable documents list can be viewed at our Web site: www.bmv.ohio.gov/driver_license/pd.htm. Any child under the age of 18 years old must be accompanied by a parent or guardian, who must also provide proof of name, date of birth, Social Security number, if ever assigned, or their Ohio driver license or state ID.
How much does an Ohio ID cost?
Why should I get my child an Ohio ID card?
Ohio photo ID cards for children will assist authorities in the event that a child is reported missing.
Where can my child use their Ohio ID card?
Ohio ID cards are used for identification purposes only. This card cannot be used for anything else, including driving privileges.
How old does my child have to be before they can obtain an Ohio ID?
There is no minimum age for obtaining an Ohio ID card.
Don’t forget to include a listing for your child’s Next of Kin in connection with their state ID. It will help authorities get in touch with the child’s parents or guardian.
For more information, visit the 'ID R Kids' wepage, http://bmv.ohio.gov/idrkids.stm.