Kentucky Child ID (under 15)

On Jan. 2, 2003, Kentucky implemented the “Child ID” program for applicants 2-15 years old. This program works closely with the Kentucky State Police’s Missing Persons Clearinghouse and the Amber Alert System in the event of a missing child.

To obtain an ID for your child, please visit any branch. To obtain a Child ID, a Deputy Clerk will need to verify the child’s identity from their birth certificate and Social Security card (not laminated). Photocopies are not accepted. The child’s parent or guardian will need to sign the application and answer the U.S. Citizen question for the child. The cost of the card is $4, and the ID will expire in four years.

The card will be in the “vertical” format since it is issued to someone under age 21. One noticeable difference on the Child ID is that the child’s address and signature will not appear on the face of the license or in the bar code. The address, while stored in KDLIS, does not appear on the card to protect the child in case the card is lost.

Cost: $4 (For applicants 2-14 only)

What do I need to bring?

  • Birth Certificate (Original or State Certified with the raised embossed seal) AND
  • Social Security Card (Not Laminated) AND
  • Parent listed on the birth certificate or legal guardian with guardianship documents AND
  • A parent/guardian must also be present with a valid form of ID — If the child does not live with the parent or guardian, they will also need mail addressed to the child at their current address. Mail must be dated in the last 30 days. Legal guardians must have guardianship documents.
  • Documents that are laminated or photocopied will not be accepted.