With summer right around the corner, it’s time to get a jump-start on vacation by applying for a passport at this year’s Saturday passport event, hosted by Stacy M. Butterfield, Polk County Clerk of the Circuit Court & Comptroller.
With busy work and school schedules, weekday passport applications can be difficult. To help make the application process easier, Clerk Butterfield is hosting a Saturday passport application event from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., March 25, at the Clerk’s branch offices - Lakeland, 930 E. Parker St., and Winter Haven, 3425 Lake Alfred Road, Winter Haven. Instant passport photos are also available on-site.
“While it's not always convenient or possible to visit the Clerk's office during weekday business hours, our Saturday opening gives customers a more convenient opportunity to apply for a passport,” Clerk Butterfield said.
To provide the quickest service possible, the Clerk’s office is unable to serve customers by telephone during this event. Please call ahead for questions and additional details.
Suggested Time Savers:
- 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.
- Make sure to bring:
- a check or money order for the correct amount AND cash or credit card (passport fees can be found on the Clerk’s website). A separate check or money order is required for each application. Both forms of payment are required as there are two separate fees for every application.
- Proof of citizenship and identification.
- Customers requesting overnight shipping must bring an overnight stamp with the application.
Contact the Polk County Clerk’s office at 863-534-4000, visit www.polkcountyclerk.net, or like the Polk County Clerk's Facebook page for updates and announcements.