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Chester County Veterans ID Program

Launched by Recorder Rick Loughery, the Chester County Veterans ID & Discount program Chester County Recorder of Deeds office provides photo identification cards to Chester County Veterans who record their DD-214 with the office. Veterans who have already recorded their DD-214 may come in to get their photo taken for their Veteran ID Card. Chester County businesses are encouraged to offer our veterans discounts in appreciation of their service to our country. Businesses who participate will be listed on the Recorder of Deeds’ website and promoted through other various means.  The Recorder of Deeds, in conjunction with other public officials and business leaders, will hold events in Chester County to provide our veterans with local opportunities to get their photo taken for their Veteran ID Card. More information on these special events will be posted on the Recorder’s website. For more information, please call the Recorder’s office at 610-344-6330 or email us at

What is the Veterans ID Program?

In 2012, Recorder Rick Loughery launched the Chester County Veterans ID & Discount Program which provides our county’s veterans with photo identification cards, specifically designating them as a Chester County Veteran, when they record their military discharge papers with my office.

Recording of DD-214

TheChester County Recorder of Deeds is the custodian of all recorded military discharges.   Chester County records date back to 1901 for the veterans who had their discharge   (DD214) recorded in the county.  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.

How do I Record my DD-214 and obtain a Veterans Photo ID from your office?

Veterans may come into our office at 313 W. Market Street, Ste 3302, West Chester, PA 19380 to record their DD-214 and obtain a Veterans Photo ID.  There is no charge for the Photo ID or for the DD-214 to be recorded and the Recorder of Deeds office will  provide  a  complimentary certified copy.   The Recorder and his staff appreciate what our veterans have done to keep our country safe and are honored to provide this service free‐of‐charge.

What if I already have my DD-214 recorded?

Veterans who have already recorded their DD-214 may come in to get their photo taken for their Veteran ID Card.  Photos will be taken Monday through Friday from 8:30am to 4:15pm.  No appointment is necessary.   ID cards may be mailed, if necessary, to the veteran.

How does a business become part of the discount list?

Chester County businesses are encouraged to offer   discounts to our veterans in appreciation of their service to our country.  Businesses who participate will be listed on the Recorder of Deeds’ website and promoted through other various means.  Enrollment in this program will be for a year with an annual automatic renewal.  Discounts may be a percentage of the sale or a specific dollar amount, and may include   restrictions if necessary.  We ask participants to give our office thirty days written notice if they plan to withdraw their discount from the program. Any business interested in participating, please complete the business application found on our Website at , or call our office to have one mailed or faxed to you.

Who qualifies for a Veteran ID business discount?

The veterans’ photo ID card issued by the Recorder of Deeds would be a requirement to qualify for any discount.

What does my Chester County Veterans ID give me?

Discounts to participating businesses. Where do I find the business discount list?

What are some of the businesses that offer discounts?

A listing of all participating businesses will be on the Chester County Recorder of Deeds website at or in our office and publicized through other various means.

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