How to Prove You Are a Resident of New Jersey

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Your residence is where you live, and is defined in a number of ways, ranging from very broad to very specific. A broad definition of residency is to state you are a United States resident; a specific definition of residency is to state you are a resident of your specific home address. Often you are required to prove your residency for a particular reason, such as applying for a voter’s registration card or insurance. To do so, you have to prove you live in a specific state. New Jersey residents can easily prove residency.

Go to the office or location of the business requiring you to prove your New Jersey state residency. Certain documents are commonly accepted anywhere to prove residency.

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Provide your valid New Jersey state driver license or photo identification card as proof of both your identity and your New Jersey address. In many instances your license is accepted as a form of photo identification but additional information is required to further prove your residency.


Obtain a recent utility bill, mortgage statement, bank statement, tax return, W2 form or other document issued to you recently. This document must state both your name and your New Jersey address.