City Council passes bill that clears the way for municipal IDs

September 27, 2018

Philadelphia has hired the same vendor Chicago is using to distribute municipal ID cards to residents. This rendering shows an example of Chicago’s card.

By Staff

Philadelphia City Council unanimously passed a bill Thursday to clear the way for the city to begin issuing municipal identification cards next year.

Anyone trying to get a job, housing, government services, or health care needs proof of identity, but many people — particularly low-income residents, immigrants, and youth — don’t have it.

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