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ORCA Card Ordering/Register Instructions

Summary: Register your ORCA Card.

Ordering/Register Instructions


The district is no longer managing ORCA cards for students. Metro will be handing all youth ORCA Card requests. Student ORCA cards issued to SPS students in the 2021-22 school year will continue working through 2022-23, even if there is an expiration date printed on the back but students must Register ORCA Cards by June 30, 2023.

If your student does not have an ORCA card or lost their card, they can request an ORCA card or get a replacement card. Learn more on the district website.

While students wait for their cards from Metro, they may simply flash their student ID, to a Metro operator or Sound Transit Fare Ambassador, or if a student does not have a student ID, they may ride without one and will not be denied ridership.

Problems? Call the ORCA Regional Call Center at 1-888-988-6722 / TTY Relay: 771. Non-English: 1-800-823-9230 during regular business hours M-F from 8am-5pm PST (closed weekends and holidays). Visit

Visit the SPS ORCA Card page for district updates and read more about the Free Youth Transit Pass on the King County website. Refer to the Ballard HS Transportation page for more information on Biking, Walking and Parking at school.

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