Voluntary ID Cards & Out-of-State Palm Beach Resident ID Cards
January 2021 ID Card Update
Due to Coronavirus impacts on government services, and in the best interest of the health and safety of the community, the following modifications to Voluntary ID Cards & Out-of-State Palm Beach Resident ID Cards are being made and are applicable for 2021:
Those seeking Voluntary ID Cards & Out-of-State Palm Beach Resident ID Cards for the first time or replacements for lost or expired cards must submit applications and required supporting documentation via email. Applications must be completed in full (to include notarization for Voluntary ID Cards), and supporting documentation must be clearly visible (to include government issued photo ID and proof of Palm Beach residency for Out-of-State Palm Beach Resident ID Cards). Applications can be downloaded at www.palmbeachpolice.com. Completed applications and supporting documentation may be sent to the Palm Beach Police Department Crime Scene and Evidence Unit at CSEU@PalmBeachPolice.com.
No fees will be collected, and no ID cards will be issued. Eligible applicants who have submitted complete applications will have their name added to an authorization list for hurricane re-entry that will be present at any hurricane checkpoints. Questions can be directed to the Palm Beach Police Crime Scene and Evidence Unit at CSEU@PalmBeachPolice.com or 561-838-5466.
Voluntary ID Cards & Out-of-State Palm Beach Resident ID Cards
Voluntary I.D. Cards
The Town of Palm Beach Voluntary I.D. Card program exists to assist employers who wish to confirm the identity of prospective employees. Applications can be obtained from the police department’s Crime Scene/Evidence Unit located in the lobby of police headquarters. For more information, you can phone 838-5466.
The hours are Mon - Fri. 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. Download the Voluntary I.D. Card Application
The Voluntary Identification Card Program is provided as a service to residents and the business community. Under the provisions of Florida State Statute 119 (the Public Records Law) an employer may obtain criminal history information on an employee. This can be done either by a name check or a fingerprint check of the Florida Department of Law Enforcement’s criminal history files. In either case, the employer must request the information directly from the State. With the assistance of criminal history checks, conducted privately by employers, you can help identify the criminal element who may seek employment with you.
For more information on obtaining criminal histories please use the following link.
Out-of-State Town of Palm Beach Resident I.D. Cards
The Out of State Town of Palm Beach Resident Identification Card Program is designed to assist our Out of State residents/owners/lease holders to gain access to the Island after a storm event. This is NOT a Resident Card. You must have an Out of State driver’s license. Applications can be obtained from the police department’s Crime Scene/Evidence Unit located in the lobby of police headquarters. For more information, you can phone 838-5466.
The hours are Mon - Fri. 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. Download the Palm Beach Resident ID Card Application
In order to make it easier for residents and business owners to return to Palm Beach after a storm, the Town has started a Hurricane Re-entry Pass program. Once a storm has passed, and it is safe to return (Phase II), pass-holders will be able to use dedicated traffic lanes when approaching security checkpoints. Only residents and business owners displaying a re-entry placard will be able to use pass-holder lanes. The placards can be obtained either in person at the police department’s Crime Scene Unit, or through an online application. All applicants will need to provide two documents proving residency or business status. There is a limit of two placards per residence or per business, and the placards will be good for two years. Download the application HERE.
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VALID I.D. CARDS REQUIRED FOR RE-ENTRY FOLLOWING A STORM
Once an evacuation order has been issued the police department will establish checkpoints at all entry points to the Town. The Town’s Damage Assessment Team will evaluate conditions on the Island and a determination regarding re-opening the Island will be made based on that damage assessment.
Efforts will be made after a storm emergency to allow access to residential and business services as soon as practicable. Business representatives and residential employees will be required to produce a valid Town of Palm Beach identification card in order to be allowed back onto the island. In order to expedite the re-entry process, employers are strongly encouraged to require their employees to obtain Town of Palm Beach identification cards as soon as possible.
The Voluntary I.D. Card Program is provided as a service to residents and the business community. Applications can be obtained from the police department’s Crime Scene/Evidence Unit located in the lobby of police headquarters or downloaded from our website at www.palmbeachpolice.com. The individual applying for a Voluntary I.D. card must bring the application signed and notarized by his/her employer along with $20.00 and legal identification (valid driver’s license, state identification card or passport) to the Crime Scene/Evidence Unit - Palm Beach Police Department, 345 S. County Road, Palm Beach, FL.
Days and hours of operation are Monday through Friday (except holidays) from 10 am to 2 pm. During hurricane season, I.D. card service will cease two days before landfall. Regular service will be resumed as conditions permit. For more information, please call (561) 838-5466.
Digital Fingerprint Identification System for Children
The Palm Beach Police Department’s Crime Scene and Evidence Unit is equipped to take ink-less fingerprints and digital photographs. Our staff will print a set of full color identification cards; one to carry with you and one to keep at home. Residents are encouraged to bring their children to Palm Beach Police headquarters at 345 S. County Road, Palm Beach, where they can obtain identification cards free of charge. Persons who care for the elderly should also consider these cards as excellent means of identification. Please call the Crime Scene Unit for an appointment at (561) 838-5466.