You are not required to obtain a Utah State Identification Card however, they are useful in the event you are unable to obtain a driver license, you need to cash a check, traveling, and for law enforcement purposes.
Anyone of any age can purchase an ID card. Although, persons under 16 years of age must have a parent or legal guardian sign for them. To apply for an Identification Card in Utah, you will need to:
After all requirements for an ID Card have been successfully completed you will receive a temporary photo ID on the same day. The completed ID Card will then be mailed to you in approximately three weeks.
Effective July 1, 2012 you can not carry both a Utah driver license and a Utah Identification card.
If you are no longer able to drive due to medical reasons or age, you may surrender your Utah Driver License for a Utah State Identification Card free of charge. You must appear in person at a licensing office to take a photo and sign the application.