Bridgeton Set to Start Municipal ID Card Program Next Week

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New municipal ID cards will be available Dec. 15th. New municipal ID cards will be available Dec. 15th.

The City of Bridgeton will begin issuing Bridgeton Municipal ID cards next week.

On Friday, December 15th, residents of Bridgeton looking to obtain the ID can go to the City Hall Annex building at 181 E. Commerce Street, from 9 a.m. to noon, and again from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.

The Bridgeton Municipal ID cards are for those who lack conventional forms of identification.

The process of obtaining an ID involves completing an application and providing verifying documentation, such as a birth certificate (U.S. or foreign), passport, current Visa, Green Card, Consular ID, driver’s license, and a utility bill with name and address.

Each item has a point value assigned to it; four points are needed at minimum to obtain an ID with a completed application, proof of identity, and residence in Bridgeton.

Bridgeton has partnered with CATA, the Farmworker Support Committee, to help residents regardless of language or nationality, complete the applications and gather all the needed verification documents.

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Bridgeton Mayor Albert B. Kelly says that the Municipal ID program can help out a wide range of people that need IDs, but are unable to obtain more standard identification, such as a driver's license.

“There are various reasons why a person might not have common forms of identification and this can become an issue if someone needs to establish proof of their residence within the city whether to get a library card, perhaps in healthcare facilities, banking or social services, or in dealings with local government or emergency responders”, said Kelly.

The Bridgeton Municipal ID is $15 for adults and $8 for minors, veterans, disabled, or senior citizens.

To receive help from CATA’s Bridgeton office, call 856-881-2507 or visit at 66 Atlantic Street., on Mondays from 1-8 p.m. Residents can also contact Bridgeton’s Deputy Municipal Clerk at 856-455-3230 ext 226 Mondays through Fridays from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

A second day has been scheduled or those who cannot get a Municipal ID on December 15th.

On Friday, January 26, visit the City Hall Annex from 9 a.m. to noon, or 2-4 p.m. Residents will be able to receive help from CATA on Mondays from 1-8 p.m. or at the Deputy Municipal Clerk at City Hall Annex.

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