Veteran ID Program
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. At this time, all visitors are required to wear a mask upon entering the building and during their visit, except when a photo is being taken or if they are fully vaccinated. 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
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
- Notice to Veterans on Program
- Veterans Application for ID Card - complete in advance and bring with you to record your discharge documents
- Participating Businesses List
- This list is ordered alphabetically and updated periodically. If you print or download it, we recommend checking back monthly for a revised version(s).
- Click here for a list of National Chains with Veteran Discounts (unofficial program participants).
- Sign up to receive emails about Veteran programs and events
- Chester County Recorder of Deeds' Calendar of Events
- Chester County Veterans Affairs Department
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).
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.
Its benefits and features include...
|✓ 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||✓ Included on our list given to Veterans during the ID Card application process and in various other promotions|
|✓ Receive a staff memo and window decal upon acceptance||✓ Enrollment lasts one (1) year with annual automatic renewal|
|✓ No cost to participate||✓ Provide written notice 30 days in advance to withdraw from the program|
*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 Montgomery 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 the discounts. 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.