County Clerk ID Card Discontinued
Effective January 1, 2010 the Union County Clerk’s Office will no longer issue County Identification Cards. Citizens requiring official photo ID are urged to obtain one or both of the following documents recognized by the Federal government under the REAL ID guidelines: a U.S. Passport Book and/or U.S. Passport Card which can be applied for at the Union County Clerk’s Office in Elizabeth or Westfield. For application requirements, please click here.
Significant changes mandated by the Federal government through the Department of Homeland Security require that government issued ID’s meet heightened security requirements. Under the the REAL ID Federal guidelines, County Clerk ID cards will no longer be accepted by any Federal agency or for any other official purpose.