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Union County Clerk Advises Disabled Veterans and Purple Heart Recipients on New Statewide Free Meter Parking Program

Union County, NJ — Union County Clerk Joanne Rajoppi encourages disabled veterans and Purple Heart recipients to contact the New Jersey Motor Vehicles Commission for information about a new statewide parking program. Under the new program, these veterans can obtain a vehicle placard that exempts them from parking fees at any municipal meter in New Jersey. The vehicle must be owned by the veteran, and it can only be used when the veteran is in the car as a driver or passenger.

Ms. Rajoppi also reminded residents that her office provides free veteran’s identification cards and free copies of DD-214 honorable discharge forms, and assists veterans in applying for peddler licenses free of charge.

“The free ID cards and DD-214 copies are intended to help veterans gain access to discounts and important benefits as quickly and conveniently as possible,” explained Ms. Rajoppi. “We also offer assistance with the peddler license application process for veterans who are starting their own businesses in the vending field.”

As an additional service for veterans, the County Clerk website includes an online Veterans Discount Directory of businesses in Union County that offer discounts for veterans.

For full details on veterans services offered by the Union County Clerk, or to list a business in the County Clerk’s Veterans Discount Directory, visit the County Clerk online at or call at 908-527-4787.

More information about veteran’s services and resources in Union County is available through the Union County HERO initiative at

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