Need Identification

A government ID is essential to getting connected during your reentry. It is needed to obtain employment, apply for benefits and help you reach your reentry goals.

Driver’s License

To get or replace a lost driver’s license, visit the Ohio Bureau of Motor Vehicles at

Birth Certificate

Often the first document you will need after your release, you can get a copy of your birth certificate at the Lake County Health Department. To learn more, visit

Social Security Card

If you are looking for a job or filing for public assistance benefits, you must have a Social Security Card. To begin the process, visit

State of Ohio Photo ID

An official government-issued identification card is as accepted as a driver’s license or passport for identification. If you do not qualify for a driver’s license, a state issued ID can serve as your primary identification document. For more information, visit