Ocean County Clerk's Office

Veterans Services
- Phone: (732) 929-2018

Identification Cards
Honorably discharged veterans can now obtain a free photo ID Card from the Ocen County Clerk's Office that makes it easier to take advantage of a wide variety of veterans discount programs. "We encourage all our veterans to bring their discharge papers to the County Clerk's Office and take advantage of this free program," said Ocean County Freeholder Director Gerry P. Little.
The Cards can be used in a variety of locations, including at local businesses that provide discounts to veterans. With this card, there is no doubt about the holder's veterans status. The Veterans ID Card Act was signed into law by Governor Christie in August and is especially important in Ocean County which is home to more veterans than any other county in New Jersey. More than 68,000 veterans live in Ocean County.
To obtain a card, a veteran must provide his or her DD-214 Discharge Papers at either the County Clerk's Office on 118 Washington Street in Toms River or The Southern Service Center at 179 South Main Street in Manahawkin. ID Cards are also available at the County Connection at the Ocean County Mall at 1201 Hooper Avenue in Toms River. "For the convenience of our residents, the ID Cards are available at both locations Monday thru Friday between 8AM and 4:30PM," noted Freeholder John P. Kelly, who serves as liaison to the Ocean County Clerk's Office. Ocean County Clerk Scott M. Colabella said more than 8,800 veterans have already recorded their DD-214 papers with his office. "If you have already recorded your papers, then all that is required is for a veteran to visit our office for their card," Stated Colabella.
The ID Cards are not designed to replace federal veterans identification needed to access government programs such as VA hospitals and clinics.

Military Discharges . . (732) 929 2053
Honorable Discharges form DD-214 previously filed with the County Clerk are available upon request.

Veterans Peddlers Licenses . . (732) 929-2032
Veterans residing in Ocean County may apply for a Veterans Peddlers License.