Identification Cards

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 premise.

The Oneida County Sheriff's Office issues personal photo identification cards to individuals.

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 Rochester.

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 must be a resident of Oneida County.

  • You must be at least twelve years old.

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.

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 address.

The fee for a Personal or Agency Identification Card is $20.00 cash. 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.