Tuesday, March 24th, 2009

The Morris County Clerk’s Passport Division will be on the road this spring for people who may not be able to come to the passport office in Morristown.

According to Morris County Clerk Joan Bramhall, any Morris County resident in need of a new or renewed passport may go to the Rockaway Township Library, 61 Mt. Hope Rd., on Tuesday, April 14; the Montville Municipal Building, 195 Changebridge Rd., on Monday, April 20; and the Community Meeting Room in the Lincoln Park Municipal Building, 34 Chapel Hill Rd., on Monday, April 27.

Bramhall said passport division staff will process applications from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at each of those locations. Proof of citizenship, including a birth certificate with a raised seal of the town or state of birth, or naturalization papers; two identical passport photos; and proof of identification, such as a valid driver license are required.

The passport fee established by the U.S. Department of State and payable with two checks is $100 for an adult and $85 for children 15 years of age and under.

Significant changes in passport laws now require a passport for all air, sea, land or border crossings to or from the United States, Bramhall said. She also warned customers to allow a sufficient amount of time to receive their passports before traveling, since the processing time for a passport may take four to six weeks or longer.

In addition to the “on the road” program, the county clerk’s passport office is open from 8 a.m. 4:30 p.m. Monday thru Friday with Wednesday evening hours from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. The county clerk’s office is on the first floor of the Morris County Administration and Records Building on Court Street in Morristown.

More passport information may be obtained by calling the Morris County Passport Office at 973-285-6161.