Coverage Chart

ID Scanner Coverage Chart

United States Canada

Drivers License Machine Readable Technologies for U.S. Jurisdictions (Aug 2018)

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US Coverage Chart
2D BarcodeMagnetic Stripe, 2D BarcodeMagnetic Stripe, 2D Barcode, Radio Frequency2D Barcode, Radio Frequency
JurisdictionMagnetic Stripe2D BarcodeRadio FrequencyNotes
Alabama YesYes Mag Added June 2005
AlaskaYes
ArizonaYesYes
ArkansasYesYes
CaliforniaYesYes 2D Added 2009
ColoradoYesYes
ConnecticutYes
DelawareYes
District of ColumbiaYes
FloridaYesYes 2D Added 2004
GeorgiaYes Encrypted Prior 11/2009
HawaiiYes
IdahoYes
IllinoisYes Encrypted Prior 6/2013 – TokenWorks Can Decrypt pre 6/13
IndianaYes
IowaYes2D Barcode (Removed Magnetic Stripe in 2010)
KansasYesYes 2D Added May 2004
KentuckyYes
LouisianaYesYes
MaineYes
MarylandYes 2D Added and Mag Removed in 2004
MassachusettsYes
MichiganYesYesYes**2D Added 3/2011 – Mag Stripe has only 3 fields – DOB, Expiration, DL Number.  2D has all fields.
Military IDs – Both Dependent/Retired and CACYes
MinnesotaYesYes2D added in 2004 and had only full name, DOB, DL Number until upgraded in 8/2018.   Mag has all fields.  RF EDL added 2/2014.
MississippiYesYes
MissouriYes
MontanaYes 2008 Switched from Mag to 2D
NebraskaYes
NevadaYes
New HampshireYesYes 2D added in May 2008
New JerseyYes
New MexicoYesYes 2D added in 2008
New YorkYesYes**
North CarolinaYes Pre 2007 Encrypted – TokenWorks has Decryption Algorithm
North DakotaYes
OhioYesYes Added 2D Barcode 4/2009
OklahomaYes
OregonYes
PennsylvaniaYes Removed Magnetic Stripe as of June 17th 2017
Rhode IslandYes
South CarolinaYesYes
South DakotaYes
TennesseeYes
TexasYesYes Added 2D barcode April 2009
UtahYes
VermontYesYesYes**
VirginiaYes
WashingtonYesYes**
West VirginiaYes
WisconsinYes Switched from Mag to Barcode in Sept. 2005
WyomingYes
U.S. Dept. of StateYes
Totals:17534

* Found only on older versions. ** Enhanced DL/ID only. Canada

Technologies for Canadian Jurisdictions (Aug 2018)

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Canada Coverage Chart
2D BarcodeMagnetic Stripe, 2D BarcodeMagnetic Stripe, 2D Barcode, Radio Frequency2D Barcode, Radio Frequency
JurisdictionNoneMagnetic Stripe2D BarcodeRadio FrequencyNotes
AlbertaYes Partially Encrypted Prior 2007
British ColumbiaYesYesYes* 2D Barcode Added 2/2009
ManitobaYesYes* 2D Barcode from 2008
New BrunswickYes
NewfoundlandYes
Northwest TerritoriesYes
Nova ScotiaYes 2D Barcode from 2006
NunavutYes
OntarioYesYesYes* 2D Barcode from 2007
Prince Edward IslandYes
QuebecYesYes* 2D Barcode from 2009
SaskatchewanYes
Yukon Territory Yes New License in 2010
Totals:2134

Comments

Many states have recently begun issuing licenses with 2D bar codes. In some states they are adding a 2D bar code to a license which has a magnetic stripe and in others states the license did not have a magnetic stripe. States take 4 – 6 years to fully convert all licenses to the new formats, with the youngest drivers getting the new format.