The County Clerk's Office is a passport acceptance agency. Forms are available in the office, and passports are accepted 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily. Normal processing time is 4-6 weeks. Expedited service (2-3 week processing time) is available for an additional $60 charge per application.
Please note when applying for a passport, there are two separate payments required, one to the U.S. Department of State, which MUST be by check or money order, and one to the County Treasurer's office, which may be made by cash or a check.
Items needed to apply for a passport/passport card
* Application Form (obtainable in our office or printable off the US Department of State website) NOTE: If you print the form from the Department of State website, be sure to print on separate pages, not back to back.
* Certified Birth Certificate, Certificate of Citizenship, Naturalization Certificate, Report of Birth Abroad, or previously issued, undamaged passport
* Identification- valid driver’s license, current government ID, current military ID, or previously issued undamaged passport.
* Passport Photo (obtainable at Walgreens, Walmart, Sam's Club, Sharp Photo and AAA) - Effective January 1, 2015, the County Clerk's office will also be taking photos. ($10 per person)
* Check or money order
Click here for: Passport Information & Pricing
All persons must have their own passports, including infants.
Starting June 1, 2009, as part of the Western Hemisphere Travel Initiative (WHTI), U.S. citizens returning home from Canada, Mexico, the Caribbean or Bermuda, by land or sea, are required to present one of the travel documents listed below:
U.S. Passport Book – This is an internationally recognized travel document that verifies a person’s identity and nationality. It is accepted for travel by air, land and sea.
U.S. Passport Card – This is a new internationally recognized travel document that fits in your wallet and costs less than a U.S. Passport. It is only valid for travel by land and sea. You cannot fly with a passport card.
For more information on passport requirements, or to obtain a passport application online, visit the US Department of State website.