Municipal ID Program

The City of Elizabeth has resumed processing EMID cards at the Elizabeth Public Library from 10:00 am to 1pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays, 10 am-5pm on Wednesday and Friday and 10am-5pm on Saturdays.  One patron will be allowed in the building at a time for this program.  A face covering must be worn and social distancing rules apply.  All EMID applications are by appointment only. 

Please call 908-820-4731 to make an appointment. Please click on the application below for more information. 

For additional information, please contact the City of Elizabeth Office of Public Health at 908-820-4731 or via email at

The Municipal ID Program provides residents with the opportunity of obtaining a valid photo ID without needing to visit a NJ Motor Vehicles Commission.

All applicants must meet the following criteria to apply for the Elizabeth Municipal Card

  • Validation and verification process using the 6-point system
  • At least 4 points to prove identity and 2 points to prove residency in Elizabeth, NJ
  • Minimum age to apply is 14 years old

Four (4) Points - Identity

  • U.S. or Foreign Passport or citizenship papers
  • State of N.J. Motor Vehicles Driver's License or Identification Card with photo
  • U.S. Lawful Permanent Resident Card
  • Elizabeth ID (Applicants may rely on a current or expired municipal ID card to prove identity to obtain a new one.)

One (1) Point - Identity

  • U.S. Individual taxpayer identification number (ITIN) authorization letter
  • Certificate of marriage or dissolution/divorce of, domestic partnership
  • Written verification issued by a family member, church, hospital, health care, social service, or homeless shelter

Three (3) Points - Identity

  • Foreign Consular ID Card with photograph
  • National Identification Card (Must have photo, name, address, DOB, and expiration date)
  • U.S. Public Benefits card (EBT, Medicaid, SNAP, etc.)
  • Release Letter from Prison / Discharge papers

Two (2) Points - Proof of Residency in Elizabeth, NJ

  • State of N.J. Motor Vehicles Driver's License or Identification Card with photo and Elizabeth address
  • Utility, cable, or phone bill*
  • Bank account statement*
  • Hospital or health care bill*
  • Current residential property lease
  • Current mortgage payment receipt
  • Juror summons, court order, or legal document issued by federal, state, or municipal court or agency*
  • Proof of a minor enrolled in school in Elizabeth, NJ*

Two (2) Points - Identity

  • U.S. or Foreign military identification card
  • Photo ID issued by an accredited U.S. educational institution
  • U.S. school transcript from high school or post-secondary school
  • Certified Copy of U.S. or Foreign Birth Certificate
  • Proof of a minor enrolled in U.S. public or private school
  • U.S. Employee-Union Identification Card
  • Non-N.J. Driver's License
  • U.S. Social Security Card
  • Medicare Card

One (1) Point - Proof of Residency in Elizabeth, NJ

  • Insurance bill*
  • Employment pay stub*
  • Local property tax statement (dated within one year of submission)
  • Tax Returns from most immediate tax year
  • Written verification from an Elizabeth hospital, clinic, social service agency, city funded shelter or family member attesting applicant has been an Elizabeth resident for at least 15 days*
( * All proof must be from the past three months and include the applicant's name and address. )

Printable Applications