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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
JurisdictionMagnetic Stripe2D BarcodeRadio FrequencyNotes
Alabama YesYes  Mag Added June 2005
Alaska Yes  
CaliforniaYesYes  2D Added 2009
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)
KansasYesYes  2D Added May 2004
Kentucky Yes  
Maine Yes  
Maryland Yes  2D Added and Mag Removed in 2004
Massachusetts Yes  
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 CAC Yes  
MinnesotaYesYes 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.
Missouri Yes  
Montana Yes  2008 Switched from Mag to 2D
Nebraska Yes  
Nevada Yes  
New HampshireYesYes  2D added in May 2008
New Jersey Yes  
New MexicoYesYes  2D added in 2008
New York YesYes** 
North Carolina Yes  Pre 2007 Encrypted – TokenWorks has Decryption Algorithm
North Dakota Yes  
OhioYesYes  Added 2D Barcode 4/2009
Oklahoma Yes  
Oregon Yes  
Pennsylvania Yes  Removed Magnetic Stripe as of June 17th 2017
Rhode Island Yes  
South CarolinaYesYes  
South Dakota Yes  
Tennessee Yes  
TexasYesYes  Added 2D barcode April 2009
Utah Yes  
Virginia Yes  
Washington YesYes** 
West Virginia Yes  
Wisconsin Yes  Switched from Mag to Barcode in Sept. 2005
Wyoming Yes  
U.S. Dept. of State Yes  

* 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
JurisdictionNoneMagnetic Stripe2D BarcodeRadio FrequencyNotes
Alberta  Yes  Partially Encrypted Prior 2007
British Columbia YesYesYes* 2D Barcode Added 2/2009
Manitoba  YesYes* 2D Barcode from 2008
New Brunswick  Yes  
Newfoundland  Yes  
Northwest Territories  Yes  
Nova Scotia  Yes  2D Barcode from 2006
Nunavut  Yes  
Ontario YesYesYes* 2D Barcode from 2007
Prince Edward Island  Yes  
Quebec  YesYes* 2D Barcode from 2009
Saskatchewan  Yes  
Yukon Territory   Yes  New License in 2010
Totals: 2134 


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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