Minneapolis is a welcoming city to all residents. We strive to provide a safe and livable city with an active and connected way of life for everyone that calls Minneapolis home. We are proud of this value and we want to show it. A municipal ID is one way to show our civic pride and belonging, connecting municipal government to the residents the City serves.
In offering a municipal ID, the City would join cities across the country like Detroit, New York City, Chicago, and San Francisco who are already offering a City ID benefit to their residents.
A municipal ID program advances the City’s goal to reduce disparities. It would give all residents equal access to an official ID to allow them access to resources and services they need to be successful and connected to the community.
With a municipal ID, we would work on establishing relationships to connect residents to vital services, including:
- Opening a bank account
- Being admitted to a hospital
- Getting prescription drugs
- Registering children for school
- Filing a police report
- Getting identification with the correct gender identity
A Minneapolis municipal ID could help provide the security and access to core services that come from having a recognized form of identification to use at banks, cultural institutions, libraries, schools, businesses, and pharmacies. A Municipal ID card will would also help enhance public safety by serving as a ID for interacting with the Minneapolis Police Department.