City Resident ID Card
Mayor Mark A. Smith announced that Bayonne resident ID cards and golf course cards will be issued now at the Recreation Division office in Room 13 at City Hall, which is located at 630 Avenue C. The ID card operation has been moved from the Bayonne Public Library.
At the new location at the Recreation Division, there will be new hours for ID card applicants. Those hours, which are effective immediately, are: Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays, from 8:30:00 Noon to 4:30 p.m., and Tuesdays (1st & 3rd Tuesdays only), from 4:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. These hours will be the same for both Bayonne resident ID card and golf course cards. ID cards will not be issued on days that City Hall is closed for state or national holidays.
The fee for City ID Cards is $5.00. Checks are accepted and may be payable to City of Bayonne.
For Bayonne resident ID cards, applicants must bring at least two forms of identification with them, one of which must be a current telephone or PSE&G bill. Acceptable forms of identification include leases, driver’s licenses, non-driver ID cards from the Motor Vehicle Commission, and other valid documents. Photocopies of valid documents will be accepted. For admission to the municipal pool and certain other recreational facilities, ID cards will not be required for children below the age of 5. Due to pool charges that are based on age, proof of age is required for issuing ID cards. Acceptable proofs of age include birth certificates, passports, passport cards, and other proofs of age issued by government agencies. Since the ID cards include a photograph, it will be necessary for each applicant to come in person to be photographed.
The Bayonne resident ID card is valid for entrance to the DiDomenico Municipal Pool at 16th Street, Skutnick Pool at Lincoln School, the skating rink, and running track.
The golf card is separate from the regular Bayonne resident ID card. The golf card is required for Bayonne residents to play at discounted rates during available hours at the Bayonne Golf Club and other courses in the Empire Golf chain. In order to activate their membership in the Bayonne resident golf discount program, Bayonne residents should obtain a Bayonne Club Card at the Recreation Division in Room 13 at City Hall.
Bayonne residents who pay to participate in the golf discount program will be responsible for making their own arrangements for tee times, and must follow all of the fees, policies, and procedures required by each course. Empire Golf will issue participating Bayonne residents a list of guidelines and rules governing the use of this program.