Essex County Resident ID Cards

Essex County residents who are at least 18 years of age can obtain an Essex County Resident Identification Card.

What you must do

  • Reside within Essex County
  • Appear in person at the Clerk's Office

What you must bring

  • Birth Certificate with raised seal and file date; OR U.S. Passport; OR Naturalization Certificate Non-naturalized residents must also present a valid Resident Alien card. (No photocopies of any of these materials will be accepted.)
  • Residents whose last name differs from their birth certificate because of marriage must also present a Marriage Certificate with raised seal (No photocopies will be accepted.)
  • Proof of legal address (Mail must be addressed to you and postmarked not more than 3 months ago. Government issued checks and mail addressed to PO Boxes are not acceptable).
  • One proof of legal signature, such as driver's license, employee ID, social security card, welfare ID, or other governmental ID.

What it will cost

  • $20.00 payable by cash, US Postal Money Order, or certified check.