City of Topeka ID Card Program

The Topeka Police Department’s City of Topeka ID Card Program is the first of its kind in the state of Kansas. The Personal Identification Card (PIC) is designed to help the unsheltered and indigent population in Topeka.

About the Program

The City of Topeka PIC Program is designed to bridge the gap for the unsheltered or those who otherwise wouldn’t be able to afford or have the proper documentation to apply for a Kansas State issued ID. PICs are free and available to anyone in need. The cards include the person’s legal name, photo, signature, date of birth, personal demographics, address or last known location and a Kansas State identification card number, if applicable. In order to qualify, individuals must go through the Topeka Police Department for this process. It is important for people to understand that PICs are free, but they do not come with the same rights as a Kansas State issued ID, driver’s license or passport.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Anyone with questions about the City of Topeka PIC Program can email OFC Rob Razo or call 785-368-9066.

Applications are available every Thursday from 3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. at the Law Enforcement Center in Room 201 located at 320 S. Kansas Ave, Suite 100 Topeka, KS 66603.
If you have any form of ID, such as a birth certificate, a social security card or an expired driver’s license, please bring it with you. If you don’t have any forms of ID, you are still able to fill out an application. Please be aware that if you don’t have any forms of ID, it may take longer to verify your identity.
It takes approximately one week to verify your identity and complete your PIC. If there are any issues confirming your identity, you can expect delays. However, if there are no issues with identification the PIC can be completed the same day.
Your PIC can be picked up once it is ready at the Law Enforcement Center.
Every Thursday at 10:00 a.m. you may report to the Kansas Department of Revenue’s Driver’s License Office located at 300 SW 29th St.
You will need to bring your PIC with you, as well as at least one document with your proof of address on it (if you have one). The Kansas State ID costs as much as $25 including tax. You are responsible for bringing this payment with you.
An example of the front of the ID card. This states that it is a personal ID card under the Topeka Police Department Behavioral Health Unit. It also displays your picture, your DOB, Sex, Hight, Eye Color, Hair color, Issue Date, Expriation Date, First Name, Last Name, City Street Name, Apt #, Suite, Building, Zip Code, State ID/DL #, Your Signature, and says City of Topeka, Kansas.
An example of the back of the ID card. This states that it is not valid for state ID, gives a QR code, who issues this ID and a verification phone number.