Tip: Mornings between 8:30am and 12:00pm are usually less crowded.

Passports

Our Passport agents process passport applications for:

  • First time applicants
  • All child passports (even if they have a prior passport)
  • Replacement passports that were valid less than 10 years (which includes all passports issued to a person before they turn 16 years old)
  • Replacement of passports that have been expired 5 years or more (regardless of length of validity)
  • Replacement of damaged or lost/stolen passports

Passport applications are processed at the Clerk of Court (COC) Records Center, Monday through Thursday 8:30am – 3:00pm and Friday 8:30am – 2:30pm. These hours have been established to get applications to the Post Office in time to meet required deadlines for mailing to the U.S. Department of State.

APPLICANTS MUST BE PRESENT.

Once processed the applications are mailed to the U.S. Department of State for processing. Our policy is to serve our passport customers on a first come first serve basis. Please expect to spend at least 30-40 minutes with a COC passport agent as well as waiting time if there are others signed in before you.

ALL FORMS MUST BE COMPLETELY FILLED OUT BEFORE SIGNING IN.

Passport Requirements

We strongly encourage you to visit the official U.S. Department of State website to familiarize yourself with the process and the required documentation based on your application status. In order to expedite your visit to the COC Passport Department, please have all documentation needed, complete all paperwork and have 2 separate payments:

  • Payment for the U.S. Department of State Fees must be in the form of a check/money order.
  • The Clerk can accept all forms of payment for the Clerk of Court Passport Processing Fees.

For additional information you may contact us at 407-665-4337.

Other helpful information can be found by contacting the National Passport Center (NPIC) toll-free at 1-877-487-2778 (TDD: 1-888-874-7893) or via email at NPIC@state.gov. Customer Service Representatives are available Monday through Friday 8:00am - 10:00pm Eastern time (except federal holidays). Automated information is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Required Documents

  • New application – form DS-11. The application must be completed in black ink. The form is available online at www.travel.state.gov or in our office.
  • Evidence of U.S. Citizenship (e.g., Birth certificate, naturalization certificate).
  • Government Issued Photo Identification (e.g., valid U.S. Driver’s License, valid Military I.D, valid passport). If the ID is temporary, learners, out of state or ID card only, a second form of ID will be required.
  • Most recent passport, if applicable.
  • Children under the age of 16 also need the certified birth certificate, even if they have a prior passport.
  • One Passport Photo (available in office).

For current details about requirements for applicants in other situations (e.g., minors, for passport renewals) please visit www.travel.state.gov or call our office.

Passport Fees

Please note the Clerk of Court Processing Fees and the U.S. Department of State Fees are separate.

  • The U.S. Department of State requires a check or money order only.
  • The Clerk can take cash, check/money order or debit/credit for payment. Please note if using debit/credit for the Clerk’s payment, a fee of 3.5% will be charged.

U.S. Department of State Fees

Payment to the U.S. Department of State is in check or money order only, made payable to the U.S. Department of State. A separate check per application is required.

ItemFee Amount
Adult Passport Book - Age 16 and older$110
Child Passport Book - Age 15 and younger$80
Adult Passport Card - Age 16 and older$30
Child Passport Card - Age 15 and younger$15
Additional Options if Needed
Expedited Processing$60
Express mailing back to you (available for passport books only)$16.48
File search fee$150

Clerk of Court Passport Processing Fees

The Clerk will accept cash, check, money order, and debit/credit.

ItemFee Amount
Processing Fee$35
2" by 2" color photo (you may bring a passport photo that has been taken elsewhere, as long as it meets passport photo requirements)$10.70

Passport Renewals and Timing Notes

For passport renewals only, individuals must mail a renewal application (Form DS-82) directly to the U.S. Department of State. To determine eligibility for mail-in renewal, visit the U.S. Department of State’s passport renewal page.

The Clerk of Court is not permitted to execute Form DS-82 mail-in renewal forms. When renewing your passport using Form DS-82, a COC passport agent may review the form for accuracy only. The form and applicable fees must be mailed by the applicant.

Please note that:

  • Our office is at half-staff during the lunch hours of 12:00 –2:00pm.
  • If arriving after 2:00pm, we cannot guarantee your application will be mailed the same day if there is a high volume of applicants already signed in and waiting for processing.

Passport Frequently Asked Questions

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Seminole County Clerk of the Circuit Court and Comptroller

Post Office Box 8099 - Sanford, FL 32772-8099

Records Center
1750 E Lake Mary Blvd - Sanford, FL 32773

Land Records407-665-4409
Recording407-665-4405
Passports407-665-4337
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Civil Courthouse
301 N Park Ave - Sanford, FL 32771

Main Number407-665-4300
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407-665-4590
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101 Eslinger Way - Sanford, FL 32773

Fax407-665-4545
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