Passports

The Jefferson County Clerk’s office is a passport agent for the US Department of State. New applicants must go to a passport agent in order to obtain a United States Passport.

Applicants must complete form DS-11 (black ink only), obtain two identical 2X2 photos able to withstand 225 degrees Fahrenheit, provide a certified birth certificate(not a hospital copy), and a driver’s license or state identification card. 

Minors under the age of fourteen (14) must have both parents or their legal guardian present when applying for passport.  The average turn- around time is usually four to six weeks, anyone who needs a passport before four to six weeks should expedite.  An expedite service is available for an extra $60.00 with a turn-around time of two weeks.  Normal passport fees are $135.00 for anyone 16 years or age or older and $105.00 for anyone less than 15 years of age.

Please bring two separate checks when applying, as part of these fees are remitted directly to the Jefferson County Clerk as agent fees. 

If you currently have a valid passport or a passport which was issued within the past 15 years and you were over 16 years old at the time the passport was issued you can renew the passport yourself.  Simply download form DS-82 and submit you passport with the appropriate fees(see instructions with form DS-82).  For more information, visit the web site of the U.S. Department of State regarding U.S. Passports.