CLERK OF COURT & COMPTROLLER
HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY, FLORIDA
Planning to Travel? Apply Early!
It is recommended that you apply at least 4-6 months before your planned travel date.
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, not the day it is mailed or when you applied at the acceptance facility. Below are some updates regarding passport processing information.
• Effective October 29, routine passport service can take up to 8-11 weeks.
• Expedited passport service can take up to 5-7 weeks (for an additional $60 fee).
The door-to-door timeframes to calculate the service times are no longer used due to mail times across the country vary.
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 next Passport Saturday is December 4th 2021 - go to Passport Saturday to find out more!.
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.
The U.S. Department of State provides detailed information in obtaining a passport.
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 the Clerk's Downtown Tampa location when you present your application or you can bring your own passport photos with you to the appointment.
Other options for obtaining Passport Photos:
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.
The U.S. Department of State's website can help with passport renewals.
This infographic shows you the steps for renewing your U.S. Passport by mail:
The U.S. State Department provides answers to commonly asked questions. Find your answers here.
|Call: (813) 276-8100
|Email: Contact Us|
|NOTE: An appointment is required
|In person by appointment only: Downtown Tampa, Plant City. See wait times . Make a passport appointment here. In the event that you cannot make an appointment for passport service at a Clerk location or need a passport service that the Clerk does not offer (such as renewing adult passports), you can search for other passport application agencies and locations in Hillsborough County.|