Veteran ID Program

The Chester County Veteran ID & Discount Program provides photo identification cards to Chester County Veterans who record their DD-214 or other military discharge document(s) with the Recorder of Deeds office. Veterans who have already recorded their paperwork may come in to get their photo taken for their Veteran ID Card. A collection of roughly 100 Chester County businesses offer various discounts and specials to veterans who present their ID Card at time of purchase or services rendered. See "Documents & Resources" below for the full list.

There is no cost to Veterans who seek to take advantage of our program, and additional certified copies and/or replacement ID cards can be provided at any time. Veterans who resided in another county/state when they were discharged may have had their DD-214 recorded in that county/state, however, it is recommended that the veteran also record the DD-214 in the county where the veteran currently resides.

We accept both walk-ins and appointments for Veterans to record paperwork and/or acquire photo ID cards. Please visit our office or call (610) 344-6330 to make an appointment or with any questions or concerns. You can also email us at [email protected].

Sample Chester County Veteran ID Card

FULL Sample County ID

Off-Site Veteran Events

The Recorder of Deeds, in conjunction with other public officials and business leaders, will hold events within Chester County to provide our veterans with local opportunities to complete the Military Discharge Recording process and receive a Chester County Veteran ID Card on-site. These and other special events will be posted to the Recorder’s events calendar as information becomes available. Alternatively, you can sign up to receive veteran-related email notifications here.

Documents & Resources

If you are a veteran living in Chester County and have lost or misplaced your discharge documents prior to recording them with our office, you may request your military service records from the U.S. National Archives or your Pennsylvania Army and Air National Guard service records from the PA Department of Military & Veterans Affairs (DMVA).

For Businesses

The Recorder of Deeds is calling on businesses of Chester County to express their appreciation of veterans' service to our country by participating in the discount program.* This is a unique opportunity for businesses to advertise their products or services, increase their customer base and, most importantly, support their local community.

Benefits and features include:

  1. Offer between 10-25% off products and/or services (exclusions may apply), but there is no limit to the discount or specials you may select
  2. Receive a staff memo and window decal upon acceptance.
  3. No cost to participate.
  4. Included on our list given to veterans during the ID Card application process and in various other promotions.
  5. Enrollment last one year with automatic renewal.
  6. Provide written notice 30 days in advance to withdraw from the program.

Veteran ID Program Discount Application

*Disclaimer: Participating merchants are separate and independent entities from the Chester County Recorder of Deeds office. Such merchants provide discounts on goods and services on a voluntary basis and may not necessarily self-identify as being part of the Chester County Veterans’ Discount ID program. Although participating merchants are asked by the Recorder of Deeds to give 30-days written notice if they would like to withdraw from the program and every effort is made to keep this list current, the Chester County Recorder of Deeds cannot warrant or guarantee that the merchants will provide these or other discounts for servicemembers, retired or active duty. Accordingly, Veterans should present their Chester County Veteran ID card at the time of initial purchase or transaction and ask for the discount as listed to ensure the merchant’s ongoing participation and terms. The Recorder of Deeds office does not control, warrant, or make representations or endorsements as to the accuracy or quality of the goods and services provided by the participating merchants, nor does the Recorder of Deeds endorse, recommend, or favor any views expressed or products or services offered by the participating merchants.