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ID Scanner Coverage Chart

United States

Drivers License Machine Readable Technologies for U.S. Jurisdictions (March 2014)

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 Yes  2D Added 2004
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 - 2D has only full name, DOB, DL Number.   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

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.