January 14, 2009

SF City ID Card

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 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 2 years from the date of issuance (or until the card holder turns age 14), so long as the card holder remains a resident of San Francisco.


Business Participation
Information for Businesses that Want to Participate

For More Information

Call the County Clerk's Office at 415-554-4950

How to Qualify
An applicant must establish proof of identity and San Francisco residency when applying for an SF City ID Card at the County Clerk's Office. An application submitted on behalf of a minor must be completed by the minor's parent or legal guardian.

Fees

  • Child (13 yrs of age and younger) - $5
  • Adult (14 yrs of age and older) - $15
  • Senior (62 yrs of age and older) - $5
  • Low-Income* - $5


* Low-Income: You will need to show proof of income eligibility to qualify for this fee reduction. Sample documents that you may present include: enrollment in food stamps, Medi-Cal, CalWORKS, public housing, free and reduced school lunch, MUNI Lifeline program, etc.


How to Apply (Appointment process subject to change)

1. Make an appointment** up to 30 days in advance with the County Clerk’s Office:

  • In person at the County Clerk’s main office in City Hall Room 168 (First floor), Mon-Fri 8:00AM - 4:00PM
  • By calling the County Clerk’s Office at 415-554-4950. You may need to leave a message.


The County Clerk’s Office will return phone messages within 2 business days to confirm appointments.


** Same day appointments are not available.

2. Arrive on time for your confirmed appointment at:

Office of the County Clerk
City Hall, Room 82 (on the Ground Floor/Basement, near the McAllister St. entrance)
1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place
San Francisco, CA 94102-4678

There, you will:

  • Fill out an application (available in multiple languages)
  • Show proof of identity and residency (see Proof of Identity and Proof of Residency)
  • Pay a fee (see Fees)
  • Get your picture taken


3. Receive your SF City ID Card before you leave your appointment

Proof of Identity and Residency
List of Acceptable Identity and Residency Documents (PDF)

PROOF OF IDENTITY

ONE of the following documents (must display applicant's photograph and date of birth):

Or, TWO of the following documents (at least one document must display applicant's date of birth and photograph*):

*The photograph requirement does not apply to applicants 13 and under

· US or Foreign Passport:

· US State Driver's License

· US State ID

· US Permanent Resident Card (Green Card)

· Consular Identification (CID)

· Photo ID Card issued by another country to its citizens or nationals that meets the requirements of San Francisco Administrative Code 95.1(a)

NOTE: Applicants 13 and under may also present:

· Birth certificate (certified copy; photograph not required)

· Certified Copy of US or Foreign Birth Certificate

· Social Security Card

· National ID Card with photo, name, address, date of birth, and expiration date

· Foreign Driver's License

· US or Foreign Military Identification Card

· Current Visa issued by a government agency

· US Individual Taxpayer Identification Number (ITIN) authorization letter

· California Educational Institution Identification Card: elementary, middle, secondary and post secondary schools

NOTE: Applicants 13 and under may also present the following (at least one document must display date of birth; photograph not required):

· Official medical record

· Official school record

PROOF OF RESIDENCY

ONE of the following documents containing the applicant's name and residential address within San Francisco:

· Utility bill dated within the last 30 days

· Local property tax statement or mortgage payment receipt dated within the last 30 days

· Bank account statement dated within the last 30 days

· Proof of a minor currently enrolled in a San Francisco school

· Current San Francisco Golf Resident Card

· Employment pay stub dated within the last 30 days

· Written ruling, order or notice from the Residential Rent Stabilization and Arbitration Board dated within the last 30 days

· Jury summons or court order issued by a state or federal court and dated within the last 30 days

· Federal or state income tax or refund statement dated within the last 30 days

· Insurance bill (homeowner’s, renter’s, health, life or automobile insurance) dated within the last 30 days

· Written verification issued by a homeless shelter that receives City funding confirming at least 15 days residency within the last 30 days

· Written verification issued by a hospital, health clinic or social services agency that receives City funding confirming at least 15 days residency within the last 30 days

· If a certified copy of a marriage certificate is presented at the time of application, an applicant may prove residency using documents bearing the name of his/her spouse.

NOTE: For applicants 13 and under unable to provide residency documents, a parent or legal guardian may verify the child's residency, provided the parent or guardian would be eligible for a City Identification Card him or herself.

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