Hartford City ID

1. Overview

Logo for Hartford City ID

 

Hartford residents are now able to sign up for a Hartford City ID – a government-issued identification card that is available to all Hartford residents who can verify their identification and residency status in Hartford.

 

2. Getting Your Hartford ID Card

All City of Hartford residents regardless of age can get a Hartford City ID card. Applicants must apply at a CITY ID Enrollment Center. Applicants are required to present proof of identity and residency in Hartford. See Eligibility section for a list of approved documents. Your Hartford City ID card will be mailed to the address on your proof of residency document in 10-14 business days. If you do not have an address or have security concerns about having your card mailed to your home address, you can inform the application intake staff you wish to  pick up your card at the Office of Community Engagement at City Hall which will be available approximately 15 business days later.

3. Cost

The City ID Cards are:

  • Adults 18 & over .........$15.00
  • Youth 17 & under........$10.00
  • Seniors 65 & over........$10.00 

Cash is the only accepted form of payment

IDs are valid for a period of 2 years. 

4. Using Your Hartford City ID Card

The Hartford City ID card is an accessible and secure document that enables residents to access City services and grant admission to City buildings, such as schools. In addition, the card can be presented as proof of identification for interacting with the police. Some banks and credit unions may also accept the Hartford City ID as an accepted form of primary or secondary identification for opening a banking account.  You must first check with the financial institution.

5. Eligibility

To obtain a Hartford City ID Card, an applicant must establish proof of identity and proof of Hartford residency.

Presented documentation will be reviewed and returned.  NO copies will be retained.

 Documentation of Identity 

     To establish identity, an applicant shall be required to produce:

  • one (1) Proof of Identity document with your photograph and Date of Birth from Primary List
  • one (1) Proof of Identity from Secondary List, AND
  • one (1) Proof of Identity from Secondary List

Such documents shall be current or expired not more than five (5) years prior to the date of the application.

Provide one (1) Proof of Identity document with your photograph and Date of Birth from the following list:

  1. US or foreign passport
  2. US or foreign driver's license
  3. US state ID issued by any state or territory of the United States
  4. Consular identification card issued by a foreign government
  5. US military or veteran ID card
  6. US Homeland Security immigration case documentation
  7. US tribal identification card
  8. Foreign government issued national identity card
  9. US or foreign voter identification card with photo
  10. US permanent resident card (Green Card)
  11. US work permit
  12. US Criminal record check (AFIS) with photo
  13. Offender Tracking Information record issued by a US Department of Corrections
  14. Homeless Management Information System (HMIS) service point ID with photo
  15. US educational institution identification card
  16. US educational institution records with photograph
  17. US employee Identification card
  18. Connecticut Department of Corrections prisoner identification card
  19. Connecticut Social Services agency issued identification

SECONDARY PROOF OF ID. Provide one (1) document from the following list:

  1. Social security card 
  2. US tax payer identification number -ITIN- (card, authorization letter or number)
  3. US vehicle registration
  4. US property tax statement
  5. US utility bill
  6. US bank account or credit card statement
  7. US insurance bill (medical, auto, home, life, renter)
  8. US employment records (W-4, W-2, 1099, I-9)
  9. US Pay stub
  10. US current residential lease or rental agreement
  11. US or foreign Baptism Certificate (translated into English)
  12. US or foreign Marriage license or Divorce decree (translated into English)
  13. US Income tax return (no older than 5 years)
  14. US educational records (transcripts and diplomas)
  15. US adoption records
  16. US emancipation petition with file stamp
  17. Criminal record check (AFIS) without photo

Documentation of Residency

To establish residency, an applicant shall be required to produce one (1) or more of the following documents, each of which must show the applicant's name and residential address located within the city and must be dated no more than sixty (30) days prior to the date such document is presented, except as otherwise indicated in this section. 

  1. US utility bill (Phone, Electricity, Gas, Heating, Water or Internet)
  2. US Current residential rental or lease agreement
  3. US employment pay stub
  4. US bank account or credit card statement
  5. Hartford property tax statement dated not more than one (1) year prior to the date application is submitted
  6. Mortgage payment receipt for real estate property located within Hartford
  7. Bill for homeowner, renter, health, life or automobile insurance
  8. Jury summons or court order issued by a federal or state court
  9. Federal or state income tax or refund statement dated not more than one (1) year prior to the date of application
  10. Written verification issued by a homeless shelter located in Hartford confirming at least 15 days of residency
  11. Written verification issued by a hospital, health clinic, or social services agency located in Hartford confirming at least fifteen (15) days residency
  12. US vehicle registation

PRIVACY AND CONFIDENTIALITY

The City of Hartford will protect the confidentiality of all City ID Card applicants to the maximum extent allowable by applicable federal and state law, and in accordance with local Municipal Code Article XXIL Sec2-935.

6. How to Apply

To apply for your Hartford City ID Card, please do the following:

  • Confirm you have the correct documents to apply (see Eligibility Section). All applicants to the Hartford City ID program must provide photo identification and a document with date of birth listed. 

The Enrollment Process

When you visit an enrollment center, you will begin the electronic application process and asked to submit documents proving identity and residency. Your photo will be taken for use on your card. All of your original documents will be returned to you immediately once the enrollment process is complete. Your Hartford City ID card will be mailed to the address listed on your application in 10-14 business days. If you do not have an address or have security concerns about having your card mailed to your home address, you can inform the application intake staff that you wish to pick up your card at the Office of Community Engagement, Hartford City Hall, which will be available approximately 15 business days later.

7. Where to Apply

Due to covid-19, all intake is by appointment only at this time.

The number to call is 860-695-6300, press 3, or email reference@hplct.org 

  1. Hartford Public Library - Downtown Branch 500 Main Street
    • Monday - Thursday: 5:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
    • Saturday: 11:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
  2. Hartford Public Library - Albany Avenue Branch 1250 Albany Avenue
    • Monday & Wednesday: 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
  3. Hartford Public Library - Park Street Branch 744 Park Street
    • Monday & Wednesday: 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.