Feb 16, 2017 – With summer travel quickly approaching,
now is the time to apply for a passport.
To help make the process
easier, Polk County Clerk of Courts & Comptroller Stacy Butterfield is
hosting passport application events from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Saturday, March 4. Instant
passport photos are also available on-site for $10.70.
The event will be held at
the Clerk’s Lakeland office located at 930 E. Parker St., and the Northeast
office located at 3425 Lake Alfred Road in Winter Haven.
“We typically see an
increase in passport applications during the spring as people prepare for the
end of the school year and summer travel,” Clerk Butterfield said. “We know it
can be difficult to squeeze in time during the work week to apply for a
passport, so this Saturday opening provides customers a convenient opportunity
to do so.”
In order to provide the
quickest service possible, the Clerk’s office is unable to serve customers by
telephone during the events. Please call ahead for questions and additional
Visit the Clerk’s website www.polkcountyclerk.net to review passport
application requirements, required documentation and fees.
Passport application forms can be found at travel.state.gov. You may complete
the application in advance using BLACK INK ONLY, and DO NOT SIGN UNTIL IN FRONT
OF A CLERK.
Bring a checkbook and cash or credit card, proof of citizenship, and
identification. Customers requesting overnight shipping must bring an overnight
stamp with the application.
For additional information,
contact the Clerk’s office at 863-534-4000. Visit the Clerk’s office on the web
at www.polkcountyclerk.net and
“like” the Polk County Clerk’s Facebook page.