Municipal ID Program
The City of New Brunswick has a City ID program available to residents age 14 and older.
These 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. All cards are non-transferable.
Which Documents Should I Bring to Obtain a City ID?
To apply for a New Brunswick City ID card, all applicants must provide documentation that corresponds to a points system, similar to the system utilized by the New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission.
Applicants must present at least four points proving identity, and two points proving residency from the categories listed below. A staff member shall review all documents for accuracy.
All documents must be original and current. If expired, 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.
The City ID office, located at the New Brunswick Free Public Library, 60 Livingston Avenue, will be open at 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.
Applicants may visit the library to apply for a card during these times. If an applicant cannot accommodate these times, they are welcome to call the library at (732) 745-5108, ext. 29 to discuss arrangements for an alternative time.
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.
Municipal ID Terms and Conditions (English Version)
Municipal ID Terms and Conditions (Spanish Version)
Municipal ID Ordinance for the City of New Brunswick