Kalamazoo County Identification Card

Effective January 1, 2021, due to COVID-19 the Kalamazoo County Clerk / Register of Deeds office is closed to the public upon further notice. Limited in-person services are available by appointment only; all other services can be completed online or by mail.

The Kalamazoo County Identification Card is a photo identification (ID) available to Kalamazoo County residents age 11 and older.

The Kalamazoo County ID is intended to recognize all Kalamazoo County residents and enable them to connect with public safety, civic, and community services. 

Without a form of identification, a person is not recognized as a member of the community and not afforded the same opportunities as other community members. Having a form of credible identification enables people to become fully participating members of the community.

Where to Apply

All applicants must appear in-person at: 

Kalamazoo County Clerk / Register of Deeds Office
201 W. Kalamazoo Ave.
Kalamazoo, MI 49007

To book your appointment visit this website, email countyid@kalcounty.com, or call 269-384-8307. 

How to Apply

Proof of Identity & Residency Requirements
To receive an ID card, you must be able to show proof of residence in Kalamazoo County and provide proof of identity.

Applicants must produce documents totaling 300 – 400 points following the ID program's point system to qualify for a County ID. 

  • Applicants ages 11-17 must provide 50% of the number of points required of adults.
  • An applicant must provide proof of residence in the county by providing a document in category C and at least one identity credential that contains the date of birth.
  • An applicant who is unable to prove residency in the county by providing a document with their own name may present a document with the name of a spouse or domestic partner—together with a certificate of marriage, civil union, or domestic partnership—or a child’s birth certificate.
  • A maximum of two documents of one type may be used.
Documents: 
Application Fee
  • $10 - New 
  • $10 - Renewal 
  • $3 - Replacement of lost, stolen, or destroyed card.

Payment method includes cash, check, credit/debit card, money order, or use of scholarship. 

Security

The ID has the following security features to thwart replication or counterfeiting:

  • Embedded holographic foil stamp of county seal
  • Variable florescent/UV print of county seal and cardholder name (viewable under black light)
  • Magnetic stripe and 2-D bar code containing cardholder information
  • "Ghosted” photograph of cardholder

Benefits of the Program

  • Prove your identity to law enforcement.
  • Pick up prescriptions from the pharmacy.
  • Present additional identity credentials to the State.
  • Prove your identity when using credit cards.
  • Prove your identity for merchant transactions.
  • Present an additional identity credential to open financial accounts.
  • Cash checks at participating financial institutions.

Contact Us

Meredith Place 
Clerk / Register of Deeds
Email

Elizabeth Byrd
Chief Deputy Clerk / Register of Deeds 
Email

County ID Program

Physical Address
201 West Kalamazoo Avenue
Kalamazoo, MI 49007 
Phone: 269-384-8307
Fax: 269-384-8143

countyid@kalcounty.com

Office Hours
8:00am - 4:30pm Monday - Friday*
*Click here to schedule appointment

Closed on Holidays

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