Gold Star Parent Identification Card
The Bergen County Clerk’s Office offers a free identification card for Gold Star Parents. A Gold Star Parent Identification Card is available to a parent, legal guardian or legal custodian that has lost a child while on active duty for the United States Armed Forces. All those applying through the Bergen County Clerk’s Office must be a Bergen County resident. If you are from a different county and would like to obtain identification as a Gold Star Parent, please contact your County Clerk’s Office. This card is official government identification that the bearer is a Gold Star Parent. In addition, the card provides certain benefits such as free and or discounted admission to New Jersey State Parks, beaches, and museums. We are working on providing additional benefits for these cards, so check back soon for updated information.
To be eligible for the Bergen County Clerk Gold Star Parent ID Card the applicant must apply in person at the County Clerk's Office and:
Be the parent, legal guardian or legal custodian of a member of the armed services who lost his or her life on active duty in service to the United States.
Be a resident of Bergen County.
- Service member’s Federal DD Form 1300
- and/or Report of Casualty, which identifies the member of the armed forces who died while on active duty for the United States
- and/or a certification from an organization formed for the support of parents of members of the armed forces who lost their lives while on active duty for the United States