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Drivers License Machine Readable Technologies for U.S. Jurisdictions (June 2019)

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US Coverage Chart

  2D Barcode   Magnetic Stripe, 2D Barcode   Magnetic Stripe, 2D Barcode, Radio Frequency   2D Barcode, Radio Frequency
Jurisdiction Magnetic Stripe 2D Barcode Radio Frequency Notes
Alabama  Yes Yes    Mag Added June 2005
Alaska   Yes    
Arizona Yes Yes    
Arkansas Yes Yes    
California Yes Yes    2D Added 2009
Colorado Yes Yes    
Connecticut   Yes    
Delaware   Yes    
District of Columbia   Yes    
Florida   Yes    2D Added 2004 – Mag Stripe Removed by 8/1/2019
Georgia   Yes    Encrypted Prior 11/2009
Hawaii   Yes    
Idaho   Yes    
Illinois   Yes    Encrypted Prior 6/2013 – TokenWorks Can Decrypt pre 6/13
Indiana   Yes    
Iowa   Yes   2D Barcode (Removed Magnetic Stripe in 2010)
Kansas Yes Yes    2D Added May 2004
Kentucky   Yes    
Louisiana Yes Yes    
Maine   Yes    
Maryland   Yes    2D Added and Mag Removed in 2004
Massachusetts   Yes    
Michigan Yes Yes Yes** 2D Added 3/2011 – Mag Stripe has only 3 fields – DOB, Expiration, DL Number.  2D has all fields.
Military IDs – Both Dependent/Retired and CAC   Yes    
Minnesota Yes Yes   2D 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.
Mississippi Yes Yes    
Missouri   Yes    
Montana   Yes    2008 Switched from Mag to 2D
Nebraska   Yes    
Nevada   Yes    
New Hampshire Yes Yes    2D added in May 2008
New Jersey   Yes    
New Mexico Yes Yes    2D added in 2008
New York   Yes Yes**  
North Carolina   Yes    Pre 2007 Encrypted – TokenWorks has Decryption Algorithm
North Dakota   Yes    
Ohio Yes Yes    Added 2D Barcode 4/2009
Oklahoma   Yes    
Oregon   Yes    
Pennsylvania   Yes    Removed Magnetic Stripe as of June 17th 2017
Rhode Island   Yes    
South Carolina Yes Yes    
South Dakota   Yes    
Tennessee   Yes    
Texas Yes Yes    Added 2D barcode April 2009
Utah   Yes    
Vermont Yes Yes Yes**  
Virginia   Yes    
Washington   Yes Yes**  
West Virginia   Yes    
Wisconsin   Yes    Switched from Mag to Barcode in Sept. 2005
Wyoming   Yes    
U.S. Dept. of State   Yes    
Totals: 17 53 4  

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

Technologies for Canadian Jurisdictions (Aug 2018)

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Canada Coverage Chart

  2D Barcode   Magnetic Stripe, 2D Barcode   Magnetic Stripe, 2D Barcode, Radio Frequency   2D Barcode, Radio Frequency
Jurisdiction None Magnetic Stripe 2D Barcode Radio Frequency Notes
Alberta     Yes    Partially Encrypted Prior 2007
British Columbia   Yes Yes Yes*  2D Barcode Added 2/2009
Manitoba     Yes Yes*  2D Barcode from 2008
New Brunswick     Yes    
Newfoundland     Yes    
Northwest Territories     Yes    
Nova Scotia     Yes    2D Barcode from 2006
Nunavut     Yes    
Ontario   Yes Yes Yes*  2D Barcode from 2007
Prince Edward Island     Yes    
Quebec     Yes Yes*  2D Barcode from 2009
Saskatchewan     Yes    
Yukon Territory      Yes    New License in 2010
Totals:   2 13 4  

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.

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