The Clerk’s Office will be closed on September 25th, 2023 in observance of the Yom Kippur holiday. Staff will be available to assist you with filing for a restraining order from 7am until 10am at the Edgecomb Courthouse located at 800 E. Twiggs St. Tampa.

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Passport Services

No appointment necessary. Walk-ins are welcome. Downtown Tampa, Plant City, and Brandon locations accept passport applications between 8 a.m. and 2:30 p.m.

Planning to Travel? Apply Early!
It is recommended that you apply at least 4-6 months before your planned travel date. Processing times vary for U.S. Passports. Review the most up-to-date processing times for U.S. Passports at the following link to decide the service that best suits your needs:

Expedited passport services cost an additional $60. Mail delays are impacting when passport applications are received and processed by the U.S. Department of State. The processing time begins the day the application is received at the passport agency. You must bring a check or money order to submit with your application. The Department State does not accept cash or credit card.  

Go online to schedule a passport acceptance appointment with our office. 
For passport requirements, forms, and fees visit the U.S. Department of State website [external 3rd party link].

The U.S. Department of State has authorized the Hillsborough County Clerk of Court and Comptroller to be a U.S. passport acceptance agency.  The application, identification, required documentation, and fees are collected and forwarded to the regional office of the Department of State, who will issue the passport.  Most Clerk locations require appointments. Request a Passport Appointment.  The Clerk's office does not process passport renewals for adults.  The U.S. Department of State's website can help with passport renewals.  

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the requirements for obtaining a passport?

The U.S. Department of State provides detailed information in obtaining a passport. 

How do I complete a passport application?

You can complete one online and print it or print it and complete by hand.  Find out how here.

What method of payment is required?

Two forms of payment are required:

1. Payment of $35 (Passport Acceptance Fee) and $15 photo fee (if you do not already have photos) to the Clerk of the Circuit Court can be made by cash, check, money order, or credit card (Visa, MasterCard, American Express, or Discover - 3.5% service fee charged.

2. Payment to the U.S. Department of State must be made by check or money order only.

What do I need to know about passport photos?

You can find more details on the exact requirements for passport photos on the U.S. Department of State website.

Passport Photo Taking Services in Hillsborough County:  You can now save time by having your passport photo taken at any of our locations when you present your application or you can bring your own passport photos with you to the appointment. 

Other options for obtaining Passport Photos:

  • Certain Walgreens, CVS and FedEx locations that have photo departments.
  • AAA offices
  • The UPS Store
  • Some U.S. Post Office locations
  • Many professional photography studios provide passport photo services

NOTE: Always call ahead to these passport photo providers to see if the location you want to visit offers this service, if a technician will be on duty at the time you want to have your picture taken, and if an appointment is required.

How do I renew my passport?

The U.S. Department of State's website can help with passport renewals.

I have more questions. Where can I get answers?

The U.S. State Department provides answers to commonly asked questions.  Find your answers here.

What are the fees associated with this service?

See Passport Fees for more information.

How can I obtain passport service from the Clerk's office?

Call:     (813) 276-8100
Email:  Contact Us

Appointments and Walk-ins Welcome:  

Downtown Tampa, Plant City and Brandon from 8 AM to 2:30 PM.  

See wait times

Make a passport appointment here.

Browse a list of other passport application agencies and locations in Hillsborough County if these times are not convenient or you need a Passport Service the Clerk does not offer.