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UPDATE: IDs Still Available Through New Brunswick Municipal ID Program

UPDATE: Appointments are no longer needed to apply for IDs through the City of New Brunswick’s Municipal ID Program. Anyone wishing to obtain an ID may visit the New Brunswick Free Public Library during the following times:

  • Tuesdays from 10 a.m. to noon
  • Thursdays 6-9 p.m.
  • Fridays 2-5 p.m.
  • Every other Saturday from 10 a.m. to noon and from 2-5 p.m.

Anyone who cannot make these times is welcome to call the library at (732) 745-5108, ext. 26 and speak to the staff about possibly making arrangements for an alternative time. 

The City of New Brunswick’s Municipal ID program has processed over 1,600 IDs for our residents since it began, and more are available for those who wish to apply.

These City-issued ID cards display the cardholder’s name, date of birth, photograph, address and signature and are valid for two years from the time of issuance.

How Can I Apply?

Applications are processed through the New Brunswick Free Public Library, 60 Livingston Avenue.

All applicants must make an appointment to apply and provide documentation that corresponds to a points system, similar to the system utilized by the New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission.

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Applicants must present least four points proving identity and two points proving residency.  A staff member shall review all documents for accuracy.

All documents must be originals, current, or if expired, said expiration must be two years or less from the date of presentation.

Documents shall be used for verification purposes only. The City will not retain original or copies of documents provided by an applicant to prove identity or residency when applying for a City ID card.

All cards are non-transferable.


Applicant Adult: $20

Renewal Adult: $10

Seniors, Veterans, and Children: $7

Card Change: $7

Lost, Stolen, or Damaged: $10

*Any applicant unable to pay the $20 fee for a new card must present a Financial Hardship Affidavit with their application.

What Will I Receive?

Your completed Municipal ID will look like the sample photo pictured below:


These cards can be used as a form of legal identification for City of New Brunswick services and are also accepted as identification by the New Brunswick Board of Education and by the following local banks: Bank of America, Wells Fargo, New Millennium Bank, Magyar Bank, Two Rivers Community Bank, Investors Bank and Bank of Princeton.