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Social Security Number as Driver’s License Number

Federal law has prohibited states from using a customer’s Social Security number as his/her permit/license/ID card number since 12/2005. The Social Security number will not be printed on the face of the permit/license/ID card. A customer with a Social Security number as his/her permit/license/ID card number will be given a state-assigned S Number.