Kentucky Child ID Program

On January 2, 2003, Kentucky implemented a new “Child I.D.” Program for applicants 2 to 15 years old. This program works closely with the Kentucky State Police “Missing Persons Clearinghouse” and the new Amber Alert System in the event of a missing child.

To obtain an I.D. for your child please visit the Circuit Clerk’s Office in your home county. To obtain a Child I.D., the Circuit Clerk will need to verify the child’s identity from their birth certificate and social security document (photocopies not accepted). The child must be a U.S Citizen or Permanent Resident just like other applicants for an Identification Card or License. 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 $4.00 and it 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 I.D. is that the child’s address and signature will not appear on the face of the license. The address, while stored in KDLIS, does not appear on the face of the card to protect the child in case the card is lost.