CITY OF NEWBURGH - The Newburgh City Council approved prices for its municipal IDs during Tuesday's regular meeting at City Hall.

The ID cards will cost residents

Adults will be charged $15 to process their applications. Adults who are veterans, disabled or over age 62, and children under 18, will be charged $7 for an application fee, according to the fee ordinance.

To renew an ID or to change information on the card will cost $5.

Residents will qualify for IDs based on a point-system checklist proving their residency and identity.

The full list of requirements can be viewed at https://bit.ly/2UM5tyR

Examples of documents that can prove residency include a utility bill, jury summons, bank statement or an employment pay stub. Identity must be proved through a four-point checklist that has several options.

The city has not yet established a date for when the program will launch. Corporation Counsel Michelle Kelson said the city first has to sort out what type of equipment they will purchase to create the identification cards before city officials can decide when the first IDs will be issued.

During Tuesday's meeting, Rene Mejia, Jr., with Nobody Leaves Mid-Hudson said some Newburgh residents told him they gave personal information and money to someone claiming to be issuing the cards.

Kelson stressed the program has not started, and to not give information or money to anyone claiming they are selling Newburgh IDs.

"We will have a form and a checklist and instructions for you and the only place that you will be able to obtain those IDs is in City Hall," Kelson said.