Passports

The Passports division receives passport applications, reviews, and certifies new passport applications, and sends them to the U.S. Department of State for issue. Passport applications are processed and photographs may be obtained at the following three locations.


Book Passport Appointments Online

Appointments are required and can be scheduled up to 45 days in advance for passport applications. The Lake County Clerk's Office offers customers the ability to book appointments online for passport applications.


Passport Office Locations

Lake County Courthouse
550 W. Main St., North Wing, Third Floor, Tavares, FL 32778
Phone: (352) 253-2648
Open Monday through Friday, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

South Lake Branch Office
290 Citrus Tower Blvd., Suite 116, Clermont
The office is located behind the Citrus Tower Village Publix shopping center.
Phone: (352) 253-4589
Open Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Closed for lunch from noon to 1 p.m.

North Lake Branch Office
902 Avenida Central, The Villages.
The office is located in the Villages of Lady Lake.
Phone: (352) 253-4575
Open Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Closed for lunch from noon to 1 p.m.


Passport Processing Fees

Item Fee Amount

Passport Book* - Age 16 and older:
$130.00 check or money order only** to U.S. Department of State and $35.00 check, cash or credit card to Clerk of Court.
(Cash or credit card is not accepted for payments to U.S. Department of State).

$165.00

Passport Book* - Age 15 and under:
$100.00 check or money order only** to U.S. Department of State and $35.00 check, cash or credit card to Clerk of Court
(Cash or credit card is not accepted for payments to U.S. Department of State).

$135.00

Passport Card* (For Travel by Land/Sea Only in Western Hemisphere) - Age 16 and older:
$30.00 check or money order only** to U.S. Department of State and $35.00  check, cash or credit card to Clerk of Court
(Cash or credit card is not accepted for payments to U.S. Department of State).

$65.00

Passport Card* (For Travel by Land/Sea Only in Western Hemisphere) - Age 15 and under:
$15.00 check or money order only** to U.S. Department of State and $35.00 check, cash or credit card to Clerk of Court
(Cash or credit card is not accepted for payments to U.S. Department of State).

$50.00
File Search Fee $150.00

Expedite Service, additional $60.00 per person (Plus postage for two-way overnight delivery)

$60.00
A 2" by 2" color photo is required for passport applications $12.00

*For passport renewals only: If certain Department of State criteria are met, individuals may mail a renewal application (Form DS-82) directly to the Department of State and will not incur the $35.00 fee to the Clerk of Court. To determine eligibility for mail-in renewal, visit the Department of State’s passport renewal page by clicking here.  (Note: The Clerk of Court is not permitted to execute Form DS-82 mail-in renewal forms).

When renewing your passport, if you prefer to have your application checked for accuracy and mailed to the Department of State on your behalf, a $35.00 fee per application will apply and Form DS-11 is required. (Note: For new passport applications, individuals must appear in person, use Form DS-11 and the $35.00 fee is required).

All forms are available at any of our three office locations. You may also download forms from the U.S. Department of State website by clicking here.

**A separate check per application is recommended by the Department of State.


Passport Frequently Asked Questions

  • What are the requirements for a passport book and/or a passport card?
  • What is the difference between a passport book and a passport card?
  • What are the fees for a passport book and a passport card?
  • Where can I apply for a passport in Lake County?
  • Are vending machine photos or published pictures acceptable for passports?
  • How long does it take to get a passport?
  • How can I expedite my passport?
  • May I go directly to the regional passport agency in Miami?
  • I had a passport before, but it has expired. Can I simply renew it?
  • Where can I obtain passport forms?
  • But there is no official record of my birth. What can I do?
  • What if I don't have a copy of my birth certificate?
  • What if I am a naturalized citizen?
  • Do I have to personally come into the office to apply for a passport?
  • Do I have to bring my child in with me for his or her passport?
  • What if my child and I have different last names?
  • What countries require a passport?
  • I am not a U.S. citizen. How can I obtain a passport?
  • Is there some kind of waiver if I'm leaving and my passport has not been received?
  • My passport has been lost, stolen or mutilated. What must I do?