Government-Issued Identification Card FAQ
Effective October 1, 2022, your government-issued ID will be required and scanned to verify residency when using the HHW Center, the Swap Shop, and Household Chemical Collection Events. This FAQ provides information about the program change.
Why are you scanning my government-issued identification card (ID)/driver's license?
To verify that you are a resident of Pinellas County. The HHW Center, the Swap Shop, and Household Chemical Collection Events programs are offered only to Pinellas County residents.
What if I don't have a driver's license?
A government-issued ID can also be used.
What are examples of government-issued IDs?
- Adult Driver’s License
- Adult Identification Card
- Minor Driver’s License
- Minor Identification Card
What if I live part-time in Pinellas County?
Our seasonal residents are welcome to use the HHW Center, the Swap Shop, and Household Chemical Collection Events programs. If you do not have a government-issued driver’s license that demonstrates residency in Pinellas County, you will be asked to provide the zip code of your Pinellas County home for our records.
What will you do with the information?
In addition to verifying residency, the information will be used to measure participation at our HHW Center and Household Chemical Collection Events.
How will you protect my information?
The information will be stored on Pinellas County Government’s secure servers. No information will be disclosed or sold to third parties.
As a reminder, this information is already stored and protected by Pinellas County Government as the issuer of driver’s licenses and government-issued IDs.
For more information about this new procedure, contact us at (727) 464-7500 or firstname.lastname@example.org.