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Important Detroit Municipal ID Info

Due to COVID-19, Detroit Municipal ID program intake is temporarily suspended. We anticipate resuming operations in Fall/Winter 2021. Please contact Yolanda Hill Ashford, LLMSW Director of Public Health Programs at [email protected] with any inquiries. 



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