Passport Requirements

Please bring the following items with you to the Recording Department:

  • Old passport OR Certificate of Naturalization OR *certified birth certificate from the State Board of Health with a seal. Birth certificates may be obtained at the State Board of Health, Division of Vital Statistics for each state. To contact the division for your state of birth click here.

    *A certified birth certificate has a registrar's raised, embossed, impressed or multicolored seal, registrar's signature, and the date the certificate was filed with the registrar's office, which must be within 1 year of your birth. Please note, some short (abstract) versions of birth certificates may not be acceptable for passport purposes. All birth certificates must also include the full names of the applicant's parent(s).

  • One regulation passport photographs 2" x 2". Pictures may be taken in the Clerk & Comptroller's Office for $13.00.

  • Valid drivers license or state issued identification card


$25 for the Clerk & Comptroller fee, payable by cash, Florida check, or credit card (3.5% convenience fee charged by


Individual payment for each application:

Adult: $110 for the U.S. Department of State, payable ONLY by check or money order

Child under 16 years of age: $80 for the U.S. Department of State, payable ONLY by check or money order

NOTE: Children must be present when applying for a passport. Both parents must sign for children 15 and under and present a long form birth certificate with both parents' names.
Passport Application

Passport Card

Production of the U.S. Passport Card began on July 14, 2008 and facilitates entry at U.S. land and sea ports-of-entry when arriving from Canada, Mexico, the Caribbean and Bermuda. The card may not be used to travel by air.

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Need It Quick?

You will apply for your passport in the same manner as a regular passport. Normal passport processing time is approximately 4 to 6 weeks (subject to change) or more. If you need it quicker, expedite is the answer.

To expedite your passport follow the directions for passport and then:
  • ADD $75.45 to the check or money order payable to the U.S. Department of State which covers the expedite fee ($60) and overnight return delivery ($15.45).

  • OPTIONAL: Your expedited application can be sent overnight via Priority Express Mail to the U.S. Department of State by purchasing a $23.75 postage stamp from the Clerk’s office.
NOTE: When a group is expediting multiple passports, bring one large postage paid overnight envelope for submitting applications.

Processing time for an expedited passport application is 2 to 3 weeks (subject to change) or more from the date of application.

Passports are issued by the U.S. Department of State and not the Office of the Clerk & Comptroller. The majority of passports are sent to the Miami office for processing.

"Passport processing times are subject to change. Please see clerk or visit for current processing times.

Expedited Service

Passport Renewals

If you already have a passport and it has expired, or is about to expire, you may be able to renew your passport by mail.

  • If you have an ADULT passport and it was issued within the last 15 years you may renew it by mail.

  • If the passport was issued to a child, under the age of 16 it will be treated as a new passport and the passport application would be used.

Passport Renewal Application