Johnson County
                  Community ID

                             ACCESSIBLE.
                             SECURE.
                             INCLUSIVE.


Identify yourself as a proud member of our diverse community!


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Check out the new Johnson County Community ID!
Same capabilities, same security elements… new design.


New Feature: We added optional text to the back... giving the cardholder the ability to add contact and/or allergy information, for when those details are important to communicate (i.e. for a person at risk of being lost, like a child, or who has a medical condition, such as an allergy).

Johnson County started issuing the new cards on May 19, 2017; any prior IDs with the old design will continue to be valid until their expiration date.

Sample Community ID




Arrow Icon What is the Johnson County Community ID?

It is a local-government issued photo identification available to residents of Johnson County. The ID was established to ensure that all members of our diverse community are welcomed and can participate fully in the economic and social life of our county.

Where can I get my Community ID?

  • You can apply for a Community ID by visiting the Johnson County Auditor’s Office, first floor of the Johnson County Administration Building (913 South Dubuque Street, Iowa City, IA 52240) between the hours of 7:45 am and 5:30 pm, Monday through Friday, except government holidays.

Community ID Cost

Arrow Icon How can it be used?

The Johnson County Community ID can be used in a wide variety of day-to-day interactions, such as to:

  • Open a bank account at participating banks; and
  • Confirm your identify when using credit cards; and
  • Interact with schools, city & county agencies, and law enforcement officials; and
  • Enjoy discounts offered by participating community businesses, institutions, and partners.

Arrow Icon The Johnson County Community ID cannot be used to:

Get a driver’s license, board an airplane, purchase alcohol or tobacco, enter establishments with age restrictions, prove employment eligibility, or vote.

Arrow Icon Community Partners Initiative

Any businesses interested in becoming Community ID partners, please email completed Business Sign Up form to Auditor's Office Elections Clerk Krista Burich at kburich@co.johnson.ia.us. Questions about the initiative? Contact Krista at 319-356-6004.

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Click here to see information and results from a study about the ongoing effects of the Community ID.