Carroll County Recorder Patricia Oyer will begin to issue State of Ohio United States Veteran Identification cards to United States military veterans on Wednesday, March 1, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. at the recorder's office located at 119 South Lisbon Street, Carrollton on the second floor of the courthouse.
Veterans can enter the building by Sheriff's office in order to obtain their identification card.
In Ohio, the office of the county recorder is responsible for maintaining veterans' military service discharge records, known as a DD214 form. These discharge records are utilized by veterans to prove their eligibility for certain benefits their military service has earned them. This identification card contains their specific document number, so the discharge record can be rapidly located when needed.
If a veteran would like to receive a card, the need to bring their DD214 and present one form of identification from among the following: a valid driver's license, certified birth certificate, Social Security card, a valid United States passport, a valid conceal and carry permit, or an identification card from the United States Department of Veterans Affairs. One of the forms of identification must be a photo ID.
If a veteran has previously recorded their DD214, the recorder's office has easy access to proceed to issue a veterans' ID card. There is no cost to the veteran and cards will be issued the same day.
The card is valid for 10 years from the date it has been issued. The Carroll County Recorder's office is asking businesses to participate as well as by means of giving a discount to veterans by calling the office. A decal will be issued to any business who contacts the office and the decal will be placed on either a door or window of that particular business.
Questions regarding document identification cards for veterans can be answered by calling the Carroll County Recorder's office at 330-627-4545 Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-4 p.m.