How to Get an Ocean County Identification Card in New Jersey

By Patrice D. Wimbush

New Jersey administers two types of identification (ID) cards. Individuals who do not or cannot drive may apply for a non-driver ID card; disabled individuals may apply for a non-driver handicapped ID card. Applicants must be at least 17 years of age and provide the necessary documentation to verify legal U.S. and New Jersey residency. The Motor Vehicle Commission (MVC) rates documents on a point scale ranging from one to four; combined documents must total six points (see Resources). Obtaining an ID card requires little effort if the applicant arrives prepared.

ID Card for Non-drivers

Gather the identification documents needed to pass the six-point ID verification process. For example, a birth certificate worth four points and a government employee photo ID card worth two points meet the six-point requirement.

Visit one of six Ocean County MVC agencies to complete an ID card application (see Resources). Applicants may also request an application by contacting the MVC agency.

Present the identification documents to the MVC clerk and complete the front side non-driver ID card application form BA-207.

Pay the application fee. As of May 2011, the fee for an identification card is $24.

Handicap ID for Non-drivers

Gather the identification documents needed to pass the six-point ID verification process. For example, a birth certificate worth four points and a government employee photo ID card worth two points meet the six-point requirement.

Visit one of six Ocean County MVC agencies to obtain an identification card application (see Resources). Applicants may also request an application by contacting the MVC.

Submit the application and six-point identification documents to an Ocean City MVC agency.

Pay the application fee. As of May 2011, the fee for an identification card is $6.