Hartford City ID

Hartford residents are now able to sign up for a Hartford City ID – a government-issued identification card that is available to all Hartford residents who can verify their identification and residency status in Hartford.



All City of Hartford residents regardless of age can get a Hartford City ID card. Applicants must apply at a CITY ID Enrollment Center. Applicants are required to present proof of identity and residency in Hartford. See Eligibility section for a list of approved documents. Your Hartford City ID card will be mailed to the address on your proof of residency document in 10-14 business days. If you do not have an address or have security concerns about having your card mailed to your home address, you can inform the application intake staff you wish to  pick up your card at the Office of Community Engagment at City Hall which will be available approximately 15 business days later.


The City ID Cards are:

  • Adults 18 & over .........$15.00
  • Youth 17 & under........$10.00
  • Seniors 65 & over........$10.00 

Cash is the only accepted form of payment

IDs are valid for a period of 2 years. 



The Hartford City ID card is an accessible and secure document that enables residents to access City services and grant admission to City buildings, such as schools. In addition, the card can be presented as proof of identification for interacting with the police. Some banks and credit unions may also accept the Hartford City ID as an accepted form of primary or secondary identification for opening a banking account.  You must first check with the financial institution.



The Hartford City ID card can be obtained at the following enrollment centers:

  • Hartford Public Library - Downtown Branch
    500 Main Street

    • Monday - Thursday: 5:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
    • Saturday: 11:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. 
  • Hartford Public Library - Albany Avenue Branch
    1250 Albany Avenue

    • Monday & Wednesday: 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. 
  • Hartford Public Library - Park Street Branch
    744 Park Street

    • Monday & Wednesday: 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

HARTFORD CITY HALL ADDRESS: 550 Main Street, Hartford, CT 06103 PHONE: (860)757-9311 HOURS: 8AM - 5PM