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 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 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.

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 and from 2-5 p.m.

Wednesdays from 1-6 p.m.

Thursdays from 2-4 p.m. and 6-9 p.m.

Fridays from 10 a.m. to noon and from 2-5 p.m.

Every other Saturday from 10 a.m. to noon and from 2-5 p.m.

Applications can be obtained at the library during these times, but cards are available by appointment only.

For more information or to make an appointment, please call the library at (732) 745-5108.


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

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