Wednesday, March 3rd, 2010

The Morris County Clerk’s Passport Division will be on the move 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 Parsippany Library, 49 Halsey Road on Monday, March 15, where passport division staff will process applications from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

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’s license are required.

Passport fees established by the U.S. Department of State’s Passport Division are $75 for an adult plus a $25 processing fee, and $60 for children ages 15 and under plus a $25 processing fee. All fees are payable with two checks.

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 warned customers to allow at least several weeks to receive their passports before traveling.

The passport division staff will also be processing passport applications at the
Lincoln Park Community Meeting Room, 34 Chapel Hill Road on Thursday April 22, and at the Rockaway Township Library, 61 Mt. Hope Road on Thursday April 29.

In addition to the “on the road” program, the county clerk’s passport office is open from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday thru Friday with Wednesday evening hours until 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.