Take advantage of lower fees and avoid long lines by purchasing your 2012 Baird ID Badge now! The membership fee through May 15th is $30 per person with a maximum family fee of $120. Beginning Monday, May 16th, the fee will be $35 per person with a maximum family fee of $140.
Residents wishing to renew a Village I.D. must provide 2 forms of identification verifying South Orange residency. Acceptable forms of I.D. include a valid driver's license, car registration/insurance and a current utility bill (less than 2 months old). The name of the resident and their current South Orange address must appear on each form of identification.
NEW I.D. CARDS ARE NOT NEEDED FOR ALL RESIDENTS IN 2012 !
While residents must renew their membership annually, new CARDS are no longer necessary every year. The cards issued in 2011 will be reactivated once the membership renewal transaction has been completed.
YOU MAY RENEW YOUR I.D. BADGE BY MAIL OR IN PERSON IF:
You held a valid South Orange Dept. of Recreation & Cultural Affairs I.D. Badge in 2011,
You still have your 2011 I.D. card/s, AND
Photos are current (Children must have photos every 2-3 years and adults every 5 years).
TO RENEW BY MAIL
Residents meeting the requirements listed above may submit their renewal information by mail.
Complete the application available online here.
Copy (do NOT send originals) 2 forms of I.D. listed above. Applications without proper identification will be returned.
Return the application, copies of 2 proofs of residency and payment to: South Orange Dept. of Recreation & Cultural Affairs at The Baird, 5 Mead Street, South Orange, NJ 07079.
Transactions will be processed within one week of receipt of the mail application at The Baird. Please be sure to include your e:mail address on the form. You will receive an e:mail verification that your transaction has been processed and I.D. Badge/s will be good for 2012.
IN PERSON RENEWAL IS REQUIRED (and new photos will be taken) FOR:
Residents who held a valid I.D. in 2011 but did not keep their card/s and need replacement/s
New South Orange residents (birth certificate required for all minors)
First-time applicants (birth certificate required for all minors)
Residents who held valid I.D. in 2011 but need new photo/s
Residents without the proper identification
BAIRD HOURS FOR IN PERSON PURCHASE OR RENEWAL
Monday through Thursday, 9:00 am-9:30 pm
Friday and Saturday, 9:00 am to 4:30 pm
JANUARY 1 TO MAY 15: $30 per person. Maximum family* fee $120 (4+ members).
AFTER MAY 15: $35 per person. Maximum family* fee $140.
*FAMILY is defined as parent/s and dependent children living in the same household
QUESTIONS? Contact the offices of the Baird at (973) 378-7754, ext. 1.