Sussex County is grateful to the men and women who served and continue to serve our great nation through its armed forces. As a small token of our appreciation, County Clerk Jeff Parrott, in collaboration with Sheriff Michael Strada and Sen. Steven Oroho (R-24th) is pleased to be able to offer our local U.S. Veterans a new courtesy Veteran I.D. Card.
The card affords participating businesses in the county an opportunity to say “thank you” to our military veterans by offering them a special discount on various goods and services. The size of a standard credit card, the new ID provides proof of military status when you want it, fitting conveniently in your wallet and eliminating the need to carry around valuable discharge papers.
Obtaining your Veteran ID card is easy …
- Call our office to schedule an appointment to come in and have your DD214 official discharge recorded* and to have your photo taken for your Veteran ID card (973-579-0900). ID cards are processed Monday through Friday between 8:00 a.m. and 3:45 p.m.* If you think you already filed your DD214 with our office, please tell us when you call for your appointment, so we can confirm we have it on record prior to your arrival.
- Be sure to bring your ORIGINAL Separation Papers from Active Duty (DD-214 Form) or the WSAGO 53-55, NAVPERS 553 or NAVMC 790. (We cannot use a photocopy, it must be an original. If you have lost your original or it has been damaged, you have a couple of different options for obtaining a new original or CERTIFIED copy: contact the National Personnel Records Center in St. Louis, MO for a CERTIFIED copy with a raised seal (314-801-0800); call 1-866-272-6272; or for discharge records 62 yrs or older, go online to https://vetrecs.archives.gov.
- Bring your driver’s license or other form of identification with you to prove your identity and your residence in the county; you MUST be a SUSSEX COUNTY resident to obtain a Veteran ID Card from the Sussex County Clerk.
A sincere “Thank You” to all of our veterans! Please know that your community appreciates your service. We encourage our local veterans to call our office for an appointment and/or for more information about the card at 973-579-0900.