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Municipal ID

To further advance the City’s racial equity goals, the City is crafting a municipal identification card program for all of our residents, which gives us all an opportunity to show that we are One Minneapolis.

The municipal ID card will be available to residents ages 14 and up and will connect Minneapolis residents to services, programs, and benefits, regardless of immigration status, homelessness or gender identity. Minneapolis is excited to offer this benefit to our residents and join the cities of Chicago, New York, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Washington D.C., Detroit, and Northfield, MN that are already implementing municipal IDs.

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Why Municipal ID

Timeframe and Implementation

We anticipate that Minneapolis residents will be able to obtain the card in early 2019. The City has an established internal workgroup led by NCR's Mariano Espinoza to create the program and work through the logistics of issuing the card. City Council is currently reviewing a draft ordinance to establish the municipal ID, with Council Member Cano as lead author. In 2018, the draft will be brought forward to the full Council for approval.

Details that we are finalizing right now include the system we will use to offer the program and the preliminary budget costs. Additionally, we are exploring how residents will access the program, creating both an in-person and an online application process, and how the program will be promoted to all residents.

Throughout this ideation process, the City has kept the concern regarding the privacy of residents’ personal data at the forefront of our decision-making. After conducting research and meeting with partners, we believe having a card issued by City institutionsas opposed to involving a third partywill be the most effective way to safeguard personal data.

Last updated Jun 22, 2018



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