Community Planning & Economic Development

Business Licenses & Consumer Services
350 S. 5th Street, Room 1C
Minneapolis, MN 55415
Phone: (612) 673-2080
Fax: (612) 673-3399

ID Scanners

An ID scanner is an electronic device which reads magnetic striped drivers’ licenses and identification cards. A swipe of an ID card and the user has verification of name, age, date of birth and expiration date. It is portable (plug in and battery operated) and does not require additional software or a telephone line. Scanners can improve staff efficiency, minimize errors and deter sales and service to people under 21 years of age in retail alcohol establishments.

Last updated Sep. 27, 2011