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Office of the Hudson County Clerk

Office of the Hudson County Clerk

Office of the Hudson County Clerk

257 Cornelison Avenue - 4th Floor
Jersey City, NJ 07306
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Hours of Operation

Monday through Friday from 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM
Saturday and Sunday Closed

About Office of the Hudson County Clerk

Veteran ID Card Information

Applicant must be an honorable or under-honorable discharged veteran of any branch of the United States Armed Forces. Applicant must appear in person at the Hudson County Clerk’s Office, Division of Public Records.

  • Applicant must present his or her DD-214 Military Discharge Record.
  • Applicant must present proof of identity. Accepted forms of Photo ID: NJ Driver’s License, Non-Driver’s ID, U.S. Passport, Employment ID, other form of Military photo ID.
  • Applicant must present proof of legal Hudson County residency. Accepted forms of proof of residence: Valid NJ Driver’s License, Non-Driver’s ID, current utility bill, credit card statement, or bank statement (all mail must be within 90 days) P.O. Box not accepted

There is no fee for a Veteran ID card.

The card identifies the veteran’s name, address, branch of service, and discharge date. It can be presented at participating Hudson County stores and restaurants for a discount on purchases.  A list of participating stores is provided to each veteran applicant.

Any discharge documents are considered confidential and can only be accessed by the veteran applicant or his/her family.

Veterans who may have misplaced or cannot locate their DD-214 can obtain a copy by submitting Form SF 180 to the National Archives and Records Administrator (NHP).

If you are a business owner or operator and wish to participate in the County’s Veteran ID Card Program by offering veteran applicants a discount on goods or purchases, please complete this form and return to the County Clerk’s Office: Division of Public Records at 257 Cornelison Avenue, Jersey City, or e-mail to, or fax it back to us at 201-369-3478.

Veteran Designation on NJ Licenses
A new law (S2508) recently went into effect that allows veterans to use their Hudson County Veteran ID Card as proof of status to obtain a veteran’s designation sticker from the NJ Motor Vehicle Commission for his or her New Jersey license/state ID.

Veterans may use a Hudson County Veteran ID Card OR their DD-214 as proof of status to obtain a veteran designation sticker from the NJ Motor Vehicle Commission.

The designation sticker is issued directly by the State of NJ and can be requested in person at a local Division of Motor Vehicles or by mail. Visit for details.

The ID Cards are not designed to replace federal veterans identification needed to access government programs such as VA hospitals and clinics.


Gold Star Family Member Identification Card:

Under current New Jersey law N.J.S.A. 40A: 9-78.8, County Clerks may issue County Identification cards to Gold Star Family members that are residents of Hudson County and have submitted the required documents in their application. The purpose of the program is to identify family members of the Armed Forces who paid the ultimate sacrifice while on duty for the United States to receive discounts and other courtesies where offered.  Please email us at or call us at (201)-369-3470 option 3 for more information in obtaining your Gold Star Family Member Card today.

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