ID Cards are issued on Mondays and Tuesdays, 8:30 AM -
11:00 AM and 1:00 PM - 3:30 PM. The office is closed on all legal Holidays. The charge for an Id Card is $20.00.
If you have questions concerning the requirements for obtaining an ID card or if
you do not understand the days and hours on which ID cards are
issued: Call (315) 765-2223.
If you are presented with an Oneida County Sheriff's Office
Identification Card and you wish to verify its validity:
Call (315) 765-2223 on Monday - Friday 8:00 am to 4:00 pm.
During non-business hours, call (315) 736-0141. If an ID card
appears tampered with, you should retain it and send it to the Sheriff's
Office at the address indicated on the back of the card, or call 911 and
request a Deputy to investigate the card and individual while still at your
The Oneida County Sheriff's Office issues personal photo identification cards to
individuals, and agency photo identification cards to valid agencies,
organizations and groups.
Identification cards are available for persons over the age of twelve.
Cards for persons under the age of 21 are clearly marked "UNDER 21." The
Personal Identification Card shows an individual's: photo, signature, address,
height, eye color, sex and date of birth.
The identification cards issued by the Sheriff's Office are recognized
as proof of identity by most Oneida County businesses and agencies,
including the Oneida County Airport and the airports in Syracuse, Albany and
The identification cards are not acceptable proof of identity when applying for
a license or permit at the New York State
Department of Motor Vehicles. By law, the cards are not
acceptable proof of age for the purchase of alcoholic beverages, though in
reality many county establishments accept the Sheriff's Office
identification cards more readily than college or out of state identification.
To apply for an Oneida County Sheriff's Office Personal Identification Card:
You need to present the following documentation:
ORIGINAL Birth Certificate - or - Baptismal Certificate - or - Marriage License
(if date of birth is indicated)
Social Security Card
Proof of Address - proof consists of any U.S. mail with the applicant's name and
street address and a postmark dated within 30 days of application.
(Accepted: Phone, cable and utility bills.) P.O. Box numbers are not
acceptable as street addresses, unless you present proof that you actually
live in a P.O. Box.
Original documents must be presented. Photocopies are not acceptable.
If you are less than 18 years old, you must be accompanied by:
A parent who has a photo ID and proof of address - or -
A legal guardian with photo ID, court documentation of guardianship and proof of
The fee for a Personal or Agency Identification Card is $20.00 cash or money order.
Personal checks and debit or credit cards are not accepted.
Identification cards are issued on Mondays and Tuesdays from 8:30 AM to 11:00 AM
and 1:00 PM to 3:30 PM. Agencies, organizations and other groups may
request additional days and hours.