Detroit ID

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The Detroit ID is for ALL Detroiters, including returning citizens, homeless individuals, and immigrants regardless of immigration status. Use it to:


  • Access city services: interact with the Detroit Police Department and Detroit Public Schools
  • Open utility accounts with DTE and Detroit Water and Sewerage Dept.
  • Open a checking or savings account with One Detroit Credit Union
  • Receive discounts at dozens of local businesses and cultural activities across Detroit


It’s easy as 1-2-3

  1. Gather proof of identity and proof of residence documents:
  2. Make an appointment at your nearest service center
  3. Complete an application



Important Detroit Municipal ID Information

Greetings City of Detroit Customers,

Due to COVID-19, the Detroit Municipal ID appointments are delayed until further noticed. We are excited to announce that the Detroit Municipal ID will again see our customers and plan to relaunch the Detroit Municipal ID program within 60-90 days. All city customers may apply in person at the Samaritan Center 5555 Conner Street or at the Patton Recreation Center 2301 Woodmere Street in Detroit.

As we adjust our schedules and office flow to support any recommendations by the CDC, we ask that your patience and understanding during this time is appreciated as we move through different phases of relaunching.

We are working very diligently to ensure this is a smooth transition for you to obtain an ID once we relaunch. Here is what you can expect from the Detroit Municipal ID once we relaunch:

1. Bring all required documents to your appointment.

2. Our staff will be alternating their work schedule and calendar to provide assistance to complete an application for you to obtain an ID

3. Staff and customers will be required to wear masks and establish handwashing protocols for everyone while in the office.

4. We have rearranged our waiting area and workspace to help with social distancing.

5. Upon your arrival each customer will have their temperature taken and may be asked specific COVID-19 screening questions.

6. We will communicate any changes and updates as we move through this process.

Please feel free to contact the Detroit Municipal ID program at 800.408.1599

Again, thanks for your continued support during this time and we look forward to seeing you and hope this finds you well.

Talishe Cross
Detroit Municipal ID Program Manager
City of Detroit Health Department