The Arkansas Department of Finance and Administration announced Tuesday a newly designed Arkansas driver’s license and ID card will be issued beginning July 9 at certain Revenue Offices, with each of the 134 Revenue Offices throughout the state issuing the new card by Aug. 28.
The new card features distinctive Arkansas images. These include the gold front doors of the State Capitol, along with diamonds. The back of the card features a full image of the State Capitol.
Existing licenses and cards, including those issued recently, remain effective through the expiration date. However, if Arkansans would like the new version, they may order a duplicate either in person at a revenue office or online at mydmv.arkansas.gov.
The cost is $10 for a license and $5 for an ID. Both are available online beginning July 9. “Arkansas Real IDs” are also eligible for a duplicate order either in person or online.
The new card incorporates innovative security features such as a “ghost image” in the lower right-hand corner.
“Over the last three years DFA has prioritized the use of new technology to improve and simplify the services we provide to Arkansans,” said DFA Director Larry Walther. “The new license is a great example of this effort. We incorporated new security features that protect citizens from fraud through duplication.”
There were 2.15 million active Arkansas driver’s licenses in 2017 along with more than 353,000 ID cards. Arkansas is a “one card state,” allowing each citizen either one driver’s license or ID card.
Those interested in the date the new license/card will be available at a certain Revenue Office may visit https://www.dfa.arkansas.gov/driver-services/new-arkansas-drivers-license-and-identification-card.