Veterans ID Program

Launched by Recorder Rick Loughery, the Chester County Veterans ID and Discount program Chester County Recorder of Deeds office provides photo identification cards to Chester County Veterans who record their DD-214 with the office. Veterans who have already recorded their DD-214 may come in to get their photo taken for their Veteran ID Card. Chester County businesses are encouraged to offer our veterans discounts in appreciation of their service to our country. Businesses who participate will be listed on the Recorder of Deeds’ website and promoted through other various means.

The Recorder of Deeds, in conjunction with other public officials and business leaders, will hold events in Chester County to provide our veterans with local opportunities to get their photo taken for their Veteran ID Card. More information on these special events will be posted on the Recorder’s website. For more information, please call the Recorder’s office at 610-344-6330 or email us at


House Resolution 473 designates Monday, Nov. 2 as “Veterans, Record Your Discharge Day” in Pennsylvania.

HARRISBURG – The state House today unanimously approved a measure introduced by Rep. Kerry Benninghoff (R-Centre/Mifflin) to encourage Pennsylvania veterans to file a copy of their release or discharge papers with their county recorder of deeds office. This service is provided at no cost to veterans and their families. Oftentimes, veterans are required to provide certified copies of their release or discharge documents to obtain various state and federal benefits, to use for wills and estate purposes as well as certain employment purposes. HR 473 - Vets Record Your Discharge Day
On October 16th, 2013 House Resolution 493 was adopted designating November 1st, 2013, as “Veterans, Record Your Discharge Day" in Pennsylvania.
I encourage veterans to record their release or discharge documents (DD-214) in their County’s Recorder of Deeds Office. This is a free service and ensures that the veterans’ discharge documents are available to them in the future should the originals become lost or stolen.

“Our veterans must provide certified copies of their military discharge to receive various benefits and for certain legal matters. My office is the official repository of over 28,000 discharges of Chester County veterans, preserving their proof of service to this great country. Furthermore, my office also offers a special photo ID to our veterans, which provides access to discounts at participating businesses across the county. We do all of this at no cost to our veterans which is our way of thanking them for their sacrifice!” Rick Loughery Recorder of Deeds
To view the House Resolution 493 "Veterans, Record Your Discharge Day" click here HR 493