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About the Erie County Clerk's "Thank-A-Vet" Discount Card Program

This complimentary program recognizes the veterans in our community for their service and sacrifice. Available to any Erie County veteran who files their ORIGINAL military discharge/separation forms/certificates (this includes DD-214, DD-256, NGB-22 etc.) with the County Clerk's Office.     

Erie County Clerk's Office "Thank A Vet" Discount ID Cards are issued Monday-Friday between 9AM-5PM

You must be an Erie County resident and an honorably discharged veteran from any branch of service of the United States Armed Forces.   You must provide your ORIGINAL discharge document (it is returned to you immediately upon recording). 

Erie County Clerk's Office
92 Franklin Street-1st Floor
Buffalo, New York 14202
(716) 858-4737

Click here for directions

Eligible veterans will receive a photo I.D. card which identifies them as an honorably discharged veteran. The veteran can then use this I.D. card at hundreds of participating Erie County businesses who have agreed to honor the card by providing the holders with a discount on purchases or services.

For the veteran, filing discharge papers is free of charge and certified complimentary copies of recorded discharges are made for veterans or their immediate families whenever needed. Original discharge papers are proof of military service, and can be used to establish eligibility for a variety of benefits including property tax exemptions and civil service credits.

Once you file your ORIGINAL discharge papers, we will provide you with a personal discount card, free of charge, that can be used at over 700 participating local businesses.


Participating Merchants

If your business would like to participate, download the Merchant Application and return to our office by fax or mail, OR complete the form online. For more information, contact our office at (716) 858-4737.