Thursday, April 25, 2019
Benefits & Services
Benefits - Veterans
Benefits - Dependents
Benefits - Survivors
Veterans California DriverLicense or ID Card
Veterans ID Cards
Veterans License Plates
Meet the Staff
News and Announcements
The Kern County Veterans Service Department is now issuing ID cards to veterans. The
cards may be used as proof of honorable service in the United States military. Once
a veteran has been issued an ID card, he or she no longer has to carry a copy
of military discharge papers to receive benefits such as veterans discounts at
In order to receive an ID card, the veteran must come to our Bakersfield office
during the following times:
Monday through Friday - 8:00-11:30 AM and 1:00-4:30 PM.
During the visit the veteran will do all of the following:
Because we have numerous requests for cards as we start issuing them, we anticipate longer than usual wait times. Additionally, you may want to fill out and print the application form before coming in.
Application form (PDF)
** Note: If the veteran doesn't have a copy of his or her discharge papers, come to our office and we can order a copy if we don't already have one on file.
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