Instructions for Application with the Clerk of the Circuit and County Comptroller

NOTE: All applicants must appear in person for a passport, including minors.

If applying ONLY for a U.S. Passport Book:

For a First Time Passport Book Application you will need: 

  1. Completed application form (DS-11) completed in black ink

    The DS-11 form can be obtained from the Clerk of the Circuit Court and County Comptroller's office or by accessing the following website: http://travel.state.gov/passport/forms/ds11/ds11_842.html

  2. Passport Fees
    • If you are 16 years of age or older:
      • $110.00 in the form of personal check, money order, or cashiers check (NO CASH OR CREDIT CARDS ACCEPTED) payable to "U.S. Department of State" 
      • $25.00 in the form of cash, credit card, check, money order, or cashier check made payable to the "Clerk of the Circuit Court and County Comptroller"
    • If you are 15 years of age or younger:
      • $80.00 in the form of personal check, money order, or cashiers check (NO CASH OR CREDIT CARDS ACCEPTED) payable to "U.S. Department of State" 
      • $25.00 in the form of cash, credit card, check, money order, or cashier check made payable to the "Clerk of the Circuit Court and County Comptroller" 
  3. Proof of U.S. Citizenship
    • Certified Copy of your United States birth certificate with a raised seal (please note that hospital birth certificates are not acceptable).
      • Long form birth certificates are required for minors and must list both parents' names
      • Original foreign birth certificate translated into English
    • Original United States Naturalization certificate
  4. One Passport Photo
    • Passport photo services are offered by the Clerk of the Circuit Court and County Comptroller for the customer's convenience. Photos are standard passport size (2 x 2), full color, and meet all the guidelines and requirements of the U.S. Department of State for acceptance of passports. No appointment is necessary; cost, including tax, is $10.70. Passport photos are also available at most printing supply stores or camera shops. Be sure to ask if they are passport quality photographs.
    • Form of Personal Identification

      The following documents are generally acceptable if they readily identify the customer:
      • Previous U.S. Passport
      • Certificate of Naturalization 
      • Certificate of Citizenship 
      • Government employee identification card (Federal, State, municipal) 
      • Driver's License (not temporary nor learner's permit) 
      • Aircraft pilot's license issued by the Department of Transportation, FAA 
      • Official military identification card

A photocopy of the valid form of identification (ID), showing the front and back of the ID and provided on plain white 8 1/2 x 11" paper must be sent in with the passport application(s). Upon request, the Clerk and Comptroller's office can provide the customer a copy of the ID for a $1.00 service fee.

Note: If you apply at an acceptance facility and submit out-of-state primary identification, you must also present an additional ID document. For example, if you apply for a passport in FL with a NY state driver's license, you must present additional identification, which may consist of a Social Security card, credit card, or employee ID.