ID Card Center Open for Appointments for non-Depot personnel

Effective 1 September 2020, the MCRD ID Card Center will be limited to appointments for all Department of Defense Service Members, retirees, civilians, contractors and their families. To support the Depot mission of recruit training, Depot personnel are the only authorized walk-ins. This change is being conducted to increase social distancing and protect the personnel assigned to MCRD San Diego, while still providing service to authorized patrons. To schedule an appointment at the MCRD ID Card Center, please utilize the following website: https://idco.dmdc.osd.mil/idco.

For additional information concerning ID Cards, call the MCRD ID Card Center 619-524-8371/8849.

Located in Gate 5 off of Washington Street and Interstate Highway 5
4600 Belleau Avenue Bldg 230
San Diego, CA 92140
Hours of Operation 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

(619) 524-8740 / 8741

Please bring two forms of Identification - one must be unexpired federal or state issued ID with photograph.

Eligible family members must be accompanied by their Sponsor. If sponsor is not present a verified ID card application (DD Form 1172) signed by the sponsor or a valid power of attorney (POA) is required.

Full time student over the age of 21 must have proof of full time enrollment from school registrar office (letter from school signed by the registrar clerk). Initial enrollment of a Spouse: Original or certified copy of Marriage Certificate, Birth Certificate, Driver License and Social Security Card.

Child: Original or Certified copy of Birth Certificate or Certificate of Live Birth vice Hospital proof of Birth from the Medical facility and Social Security Card if available.

Replacement of Lost or Stolen Common Access Card: In addition to the 2 valid forms of Identification a report from installation security/local police or a memorandum on a command letterhead signed by the CO, OIC, Department Head or Supervisor is required.

*If you have any further questions, please feel free to contact us before making your trip to the ID Card Center


Registration: (619) 524-4200
Traffic Court: (619) 524-8103
Fax (619) 524-8103


All visitors and graduation traffic
Please enter the base through Gate 5 at the intersection of Washington Street and Pacific Highway. All visitors must have a valid driver's license, state issued identification card, or passport, and all drivers are required to have a valid driver's license, registration, and proof of insurance in their possession.

All vehicles and personnel are subject to search upon entry and firearms, weapons, knives greater than 3 inches, drugs and all drug paraphernalia are prohibited. Prohibited items will be seized and offenders may be cited and denied entry. Expect delays for security screening and please plan accordingly.

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