Youth Resident ID

Essex County residents who are from 5 to 17 years of age can obtain an Essex County Resident Youth Identification Card.

What you must do:

  • Reside within Essex County.
  • Appear in person at the Clerk's Office with at least one parent who has photo identification.
  • Services are BY APPOINTMENT ONLY. To make an appointment, pleaseĀ click here.

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.)
  • Social Security Card
  • Proof of legal address (Mail must be addressed to the parent and postmarked not more than 3 months ago. Government issued checks and mail addressed to PO Boxes are not acceptable).
  • At least one parent with valid photo identification must be present.

What it will cost:

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


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