Passports

Apply for a passport at any of the Clerk’s three office locations. Our offices are open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. No appointment is necessary. Passport photos are also offered at all of our offices for $10.70.

Passports are issued by the U.S. Department of State. Please visit the agency’s website for additional details about passports, the application process and expedited processing options.

Locations:

Bartow – 255 N. Broadway Ave.

Lakeland – 930 E. Parker St.

Northeast Polk – 3425 Lake Alfred Road, Winter Haven


What to Bring:

  1. Proof of U.S. Citizenship: Certified Birth Certificate, ​Certificate of Naturalization, or Expired U.S. Passport
  2. Identification: Valid Driver's License, U.S. Passport, Military I.D., or State I.D.

Costs:​

  1. Clerk's Fee = $25​ (cash or credit accepted)
  2. Photo Fee (optional) = $10.70 (cash or credit accepted)
  3. U.S. Department of State Fee (check or money order only)
    - Age 16 and older routine (6 weeks): $110
    - Age 16 and older rushed (3 weeks): $190.66
    - Age 15 and younger routine (6 weeks): $80
    - Age 15 and younger rushed (3 weeks): $160.66

Suggested Time Savers:

  1. Passport application forms can be found at travel.state.gov. You may complete the application in advance using BLACK INK ONLY, and DO NOT SIGN UNTIL IN FRONT OF A CLERK.
  2. Bring a checkbook and cash or credit card, proof of citizenship, and identification. Customers requesting overnight shipping must bring an overnight stamp with the application.


Minors:

FEDERAL law requires both parents’ or legal guardians’ signatures on a passport application for a child 15 years of age or younger, or documentation of the absence of the second parent. It is strongly encouraged for both parents to appear in person when applying for a child. A MINOR, ages 16 and 17, may apply for a passport without a parent as long as they have an operator driver’s license and written consent from a parent or can submit a parent’s check for payment of the passport.

 


Passport Renewals

All Passport renewals require the completion of Form DS-82. You may renew your passport by mail if:

  • You hold a passport and it is not more than 5 years past the date of expiration and not more than 15 years since being issued.
  • You were at least 16 years of age when it was issued.
  • Visit the U.S. Department of State website to complete the process.

 

If your passport is mutilated or damaged, you must

  • Use the DS-11 application form and
  • Apply in person at one of the acceptance agencies with a certified copy of your birth certificate (must have the names of both parents on it). Polk County Clerk of Court offices are acceptance agencies.

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