Orange County Clerk’s Office Extending Hours to Make It Easier to Get a Passport
Orange County, Fla. – Want to get away? We can help you get ready! The Orange County Clerk of Courts is making it easier for families to apply for their passports before the summer vacation season.
In addition to offering four convenient locations across Orange County, the Clerk’s Office is also extending hours at three branch locations for two weeks in March.
The Clerk’s Office Ocoee, Apopka, and Winter Park branches will be open later until 6 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays starting on Tuesday, March 22, 2022, and ending on Thursday, March 31, 2022.
“I am committed to enhancing the experience for our customers. Life can get really busy for all of us, and this is just another example of how my office is making it easier for the community to do business with us,” said Clerk Tiffany Moore Russell.
Because of the pandemic, passport processing times can take up to 11 weeks, so applying for one now will ensure customers get their passport in time for summer. To save time, customers are encouraged to make an appointment, but walk-ins are welcome.
Bring the following items when applying: Proof of citizenship which includes a certified copy of your birth certificate or certificate of naturalization. Proof of identity which includes a valid driver’s license or valid state identification card.
Two forms of payment are required. The Clerk’s fee plus any photo or copying fees can be paid by cash, cashier’s check, money order, or major credit card. The Department of State’s fee can be paid by personal check, cashier’s check, or money order only.
Routine: 8-11 weeks
Expedited: 5-7 weeks
Go to www.myorangeclerk.com/passports for more details about locations, fees, and required documents.