State ID


If you do not have a valid driver’s license, you can apply for a State ID Card. There are two forms of a State ID — temporary and permanent. If you have a suspended driver’s license that has not yet expired and you plan on driving again, ask for a temporary ID. If you get a permanent ID, you’ll have to re-take the exam if you want to drive again. An application for a permanent State ID will cancel out your driver’s license. Make sure you know the status of your driver’s license before you apply for a State ID. You must have two documents to obtain a State ID: one that verifies your name and birth date (like a certified birth certificate) and another that proves your Social Security number (such as a Social Security card). Several forms of documents are acceptable. Visit the website or call for a list of acceptable documents.

The current fee for a State ID is $8.50.

You can walk in to any license agency for service. There are many locations in Cuyahoga County. The downtown location is listed below:
Ohio Bureau of Motor Vehicles
Downtown - Cleveland East
216-431-1445
2765 E 55th St.
Cleveland, OH 44104
Hours: 8:00am - 5:00pm every weekday (except Monday until 6:30pm). Saturday 8:00am - 2:00pm

For other locations, or more information, call:
Driver’s License Information Center
614-752-7600
800-589-8247
www.bmv.ohio.gov