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The U.S. Department of State has authorized the Clerk of the Circuit Court of Hillsborough County to accept passport applications.  The Clerk's Office cannot issue a U.S. passport.  A passport can only be issued by the Department of State through regional passport offices.  The Clerk's Office is a passport application acceptance agency. Appointments are required.  For your convenience, schedule an appointment online.  You may also call (813) 276-8100, ext. 4367.

Please be sure to bring at least two checks with you.  Credit cards and cash are not acceptable at passport application acceptance agencies.

Fee Increase:  Effective in 2010, the cost for a first-time passport and renewal for ages 16 and older is $110.  A first-time passport or renewal for ages 15 and younger is $80.  Fees have also increased for passport cards, used for land and sea travel between the United States and Mexico, Canada and a few other Western Hemisphere countries.  A first-time passport card for an adult costs $30, and a renewal is $30.  For minors, a passport card is $15, for first-time and renewal.

You will need two forms of payment:

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

The payment of $25 (Passport Acceptance Fee) to the Clerk of the Circuit Court may be made by cash, check, money order, or credit card (Visa, MasterCard, American Express, or Discover-3.5% service fee charged).

Passport Fees
Fees related to obtaining a passport.

Passport Brochure
Requirements for obtaining a passport.

U.S. Department of State – Passport Form
Need to complete a passport application? You can complete one online and print it or print it and complete by hand.  Find out how here.

Passport Renewal
Most renewals cannot be processed by the Clerk's Office. 

Request a Passport Application Appointment 
Need to request an appointment to submit a passport application?  Submit your request here.

Downtown Tampa Locations Accepting Passport Applications
Need directions to our downtown locations accepting passport applications?  Use this handy map to find us.