SF City ID Card

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What is the SF City ID Card?
The SF City ID Card is a photo identification card for San Francisco residents that streamlines access to City programs and connects residents to local businesses. The San Francisco Board of Supervisors passed an ordinance (PDF) on November 20, 2007, authorizing the County Clerk's Office to issue the SF City ID Card. The SF City ID Card will launch on January 15, 2009.

The SF City ID Card is available to all San Francisco residents and can:

  • Serve as proof of identity and residency
  • Include information about the card holder's medical conditions or allergies
  • List an emergency contact
  • Provide discounts on San Francisco family excursions, restaurants, museums, and more
  • Be used as a public library card
  • Serve as a form of identification to open a checking account at participating banks
  • Serve as a form of identification to open a Family Account with the Recreation and Parks Department

Please note: The SF City ID Card is not a license to drive, not intended to be used as proof of legal age to purchase alcohol or tobacco, and not intended to be accepted by federal agencies for federal identification or other official purposes.

Printed on the card will be the applicant's full name, photograph, address, signature, date of birth, and card issue and expiration dates. The SF City ID Card is valid for up to 2 years and expires the earlier of 1) 2 years from the date of issuance, 2) cardholder turns age 14, or 3) the cardholder is no longer a resident of San Francisco.

Getting and Renewing a Card
Using Your Card
How Your Business Can Participate

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