Saturday Opening for Passport Applications

Feb 16, 2017 – With summer travel quickly approaching, now is the time to apply for a passport.

To help make the process easier, Polk County Clerk of Courts & Comptroller Stacy Butterfield is hosting passport application events from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Saturday, March 4. Instant passport photos are also available on-site for $10.70.

The event will be held at the Clerk’s Lakeland office located at 930 E. Parker St., and the Northeast office located at 3425 Lake Alfred Road in Winter Haven.

“We typically see an increase in passport applications during the spring as people prepare for the end of the school year and summer travel,” Clerk Butterfield said. “We know it can be difficult to squeeze in time during the work week to apply for a passport, so this Saturday opening provides customers a convenient opportunity to do so.”

In order to provide the quickest service possible, the Clerk’s office is unable to serve customers by telephone during the events. Please call ahead for questions and additional details.

Suggested Time Savers:

1. Visit the Clerk’s website www.polkcountyclerk.net to review passport application requirements, required documentation and fees.

2. 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.

3. 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.

For additional information, contact the Clerk’s office at 863-534-4000. Visit the Clerk’s office on the web at www.polkcountyclerk.net and “like” the Polk County Clerk’s Facebook page.