Veterans can get ID card at Delaware County fair


Delaware County Recorder Melissa Jordan launched the Veteran ID Card Program in March 2014 and said she plans to provide the service to veterans at the Delaware County Fair again this year.

The program allows Ohio veterans to obtain a document identification card, or vet ID card, from the recorder’s office, and the card displays a photograph of the veteran as well as relevant information regarding their service.

The recorder’s office will be in the Coliseum along with the Delaware County Veterans Services Department and other vendors providing services and information to veterans. They will provide veteran ID cards today through Friday, Sept. 25, from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

In order to receive a vet ID card, a veteran must present and record their military discharge with the Delaware County Recorder’s Office and show two forms of current and valid identification.

The discharge must be an original or certified copy. It cannot be filed otherwise. Veterans with a discharge already on file in the recorder’s office will not need to file their discharge again. Jordan said she will have the index books available to check filed status. No military discharges will be filed or vet ID cards issued in the recorder’s office in the Hayes building during fair week.

There is no cost to record the military discharge, and the ID card costs $1. Acceptable forms of identification are an original or certified birth certificate, ID card issued by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, U.S. military ID card, Social Security card, state-issued license to carry a concealed weapon, state-issued driver’s license, and state-issued ID, or valid passport. At least one form of identification submitted must be a photo ID.

After the week of the fair, the program will continue to be available during normal business hours in the recorder’s office.

For more information, contact the recorder’s office at 740-833-2460. For questions regarding obtaining military discharge documents, contact the Delaware County Veterans Service Commission at 740-833-2010.

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Information for this story was provided by the Delaware County Recorder’s Office.

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