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Washtenaw County ID Application Process

Residents of Washtenaw County can apply for the ID in the Vital Records Division at the Office of the County Clerk.

        Location:                                     Hours of Operation:

200 N. Main Street                                   Monday – Friday
Ann Arbor, MI 48104                                8:30 AM – 4:00 PM

The County ID application costs $25. It is available to all residents ages 11 and older.  The ID’s are valid for 3 years after the date of application/issuance or when the cardholder no longer resides in Washtenaw County, whichever occurs sooner.

A PRINTABLE VERSION OF THE APPLICATION CAN BE FOUND HERE.  Applicants must also verify identity and residency following the criteria listed below. Please make sure your address is currently in Washtenaw County, Michigan before applying for the County ID, this includes: Ann Arbor; Chelsea; Dexter; Milan; Saline; Ypsilanti; Barton Hills; Manchester; and 20 townships.

Eligibility Criteria To Qualify

When applying for a Washtenaw County ID card, you must provide documents worth at least 300 points and show proof of residency, following the criteria below:

  1. A minimum of one identity credential from Section A containing a photograph of the applicant.
  2. A minimum of one identity credential from Section A or B containing the applicant’s date of birth
  3. Any combination of items from Section A or B, totaling at least 300
  4. One item from Section C showing proof of Washtenaw County residency in the previous 60 days.
Section A
Identity Credential with photograph

*Point Value 1: credential is currently valid or expired less than 5 years from date of application

**Point Value 2: credential is expired 5 to 10 years from date of application

Value 1*
Value 2**
US or foreign passport 200 100
US or foreign driver license 200 100
US state identification card 200 100
Consular identification card 200 100
US or foreign military identification card 200 100
Visa issued by a government agency 200 100
Tribal identification card 200 100
Elector identification card 200 100
U.S. Permanent Resident ID (Green Card) 200 100
Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals ID (DACA) 200 100
Washtenaw County ID Card
(Renewals only, card surrendered)
300 100
Credential Point Value
Offender Tracking Information System record (OTIS) or federal criminal record check with photograph 200
Washtenaw County Sheriff Verification of Identification 200
Educational institution identification card or record with photograph 75
Employee identification card 75
Michigan Department of Corrections prisoner identification card 200
Michigan social services agency identification 75
Section B
Other Identity Credentials
Credential Point
Value 1
US or foreign birth certificate, original or certified copy. If the document is in a language other than English it must be accompanied by a certified English translation. See list of local translators here.  125
Court order issued by a state or federal court to verify applicant’s identity 125
Social Security card 125
Military discharge or separation documents (DD-214) 125
US marriage license or divorce decree, original or certified copy 125
Michigan Driver Education certificate (for applicants age 17 and younger only) 125
Michigan adoption record 125
Taxpayer Identification number letter (must contain applicant’s name) 125
Criminal Record Check (AFIS) without photograph 125
Birth certificate issued to child of applicant (must include name and date of birth of applicant) 100
Tax return 100
Employment verification form (I-9) 100
Affidavit of identifying witness (witness must appear with the applicant and present photo ID) 100
Criminal complaint or summons with proof of personal service 100
Emancipation petition with file stamp 100
Financial institution account records 50
Employment records (W-4, W-2, 1099 & paystubs) 50
School and Trade School records including diplomas and transcripts 50
Baptismal records 50
Section C
Proof of Washtenaw County Residency
Utility or credit card bill or statement dated within the previous 60 days
Financial institution account statement dated within the previous 60 days
Letter or record addressed to applicant from a school, college, or university located in Washtenaw County that the applicant or child of the applicant attended, dated within the previous 60 days
Housing lease or rental agreement, unexpired (subleases are acceptable if accompanied by original lease)
Employment record including pay stub, W-2, W-4 or earnings statement issued with the name and address of employer, dated within the previous 60 days
Life, health, auto or home insurance policy document, dated within the previous 60 days
Federal, state, or Washtenaw County government-issued document, letter, or record dated within the previous 60 days
Michigan title or vehicle registration dated within the previous 60 days
Letter or record from a hospital or medical treatment facility addressed to applicant dated within the previous 60 days, or letter confirming residency in the previous 60 days
Letter or record from a religious organization, social services agency, homeless or domestic violence shelter located in Washtenaw County confirming residency in the previous 60 days
Mortgage or local property tax statement dated within the previous 60 days
Affidavit of Interdependence or copy of marriage certificate accompanied by residency document in name of head of household (head of household must appear with the applicant and present photo ID)