Veterans' Photo ID Discount Card
RECORDING A VETERAN'S DD214By Pennsylvania Statute of 1868 the Recorder of Deeds office is authorized to record the military discharge papers of veterans, commonly known as DD214 and NGB22.
Veterans should bring their DD214 (military discharge papers) and a photo identification card (such as a Pennsylvania Drivers’ License) with them to record their discharge papers either to the office in Norristown or at one of our mobile events. There is no fee to record military discharge papers and the document copies are only accessible by the veteran, his or her immediate family, an authorized agent by written request, or the director of the department of veterans' affairs. Note, discharge papers recorded over seventy-five years ago are publicly accessible via our online database.
Receive Discounts for Goods & Services*The Montgomery County Recorder of Deeds encourages all veterans to record their DD214s for safekeeping, and is providing veterans with photo ID cards and a corresponding program to receive discounts for goods and services from participating merchants. Veterans will be able to present these cards to businesses throughout our region that have agreed to provide a discount to Montgomery County veterans in appreciation for the veterans’ service to our country.
All veterans who visit the Recorder’s Office to record their DD214 (military discharge papers) and obtain their photo ID will be given a list of participating businesses.
View the current list of participating businesses:
Participating Merchants - Category* (updated monthly)
We are pleased to spotlight Elmwood Park Zoo as one of our participating merchants. Located in Norristown, Elmwood Park Zoo offers veterans a discounted ticket rate ($9.00) to enter the facility. The zoo welcomes over 500,000 visitors annually for an educational adventure in a fun, clean, family-oriented environment. Contact the zoo for more information via their website elmwoodparkzoo.org or 610-292-0332.
Mobile Veterans' ID Card EventS
Off-Site Event Schedule for Veterans' Discount Photo IDs:
Mobile Veterans' Discount ID Card Schedule
If you would like to host a mobile veterans’ identification event please contact us.
Encouraging Businesses to Participate*
The Recorder’s Office is asking all Montgomery County businesses to consider participating in this discount program. Enrollment would be for a year with an annual automatic renewal. Participants are asked to give 30 days written notice if they plan to withdraw from the program.
Merchants provide discounts to veterans at a percentage of the cost or a specific dollar amount.
This is a unique opportunity for businesses to advertise their products or services, increase their customer base, and most importantly, show their appreciation to our veterans who have served to protect our freedoms.
Merchants will receive a certificate and sticker to recognize their participation. We thank Signarama for donating the stickers for this program.
Download an application to become a participating merchant and help us honor our veterans.
SUSTAINING THE PROGRAM
The Veterans’ Discount Identification program is entirely funded by generous contributors; no taxpayer dollars are spent on this program.
We thank these generous program sponsors:
American Heritage Federal Credit Union
John F. Murray Funeral Home
If you would like to support this program, contact us at 610-278-3294.
List of Participating Merchants - Category* (updated monthly)
List of Participating Merchants - Alphabetical* (updated monthly)
Mobile Veterans’ Discount ID Card Schedule
Request Your Military Service Records – National Archives
Request Your PA Army and Air National Guard Service Records
Montgomery County Veterans Affairs Department
Recorder of Deeds Newsletters
For More InformationPlease contact Recorder of Deeds Jeanne Sorg at 610-278-3294 with any questions.
Participating merchants are separate and independent entities from the Montgomery County Recorder of Deeds Office. Such merchants provide discounts on goods and services on a voluntary basis, and will not necessarily self-identify as being part of the Montgomery County Veterans’ Discount ID program. Although participating merchants are asked by the Recorder of Deeds to give 30-days written notice if they would like to withdrawal from the program, and every effort is made to keep this list current, the Montgomery County Recorder of Deeds Office cannot warrant or guarantee that the merchants will provide the discounts. Accordingly, veterans should present their Montgomery County Veterans’ ID card at the time of initial purchase or transaction and ask for the discount as listed to ensure the merchant’s ongoing participation and terms. The Montgomery County Recorder of Deeds Office does not control, warrant or make representations or endorsements as to the accuracy or quality of the goods and services provided by the participating merchants, nor does the Montgomery County Recorder of Deed’s Office endorse, recommend, or favor any views expressed, or products or services offered by, the participating merchants.