Posted Monday, April 26th, 2010

The Morris County Clerk’s Passport Division will be in Rockaway Township on Thursday, April 29, for people who may not be able to come to the passport office in Morristown.

According to Morris County Clerk Joan Bramhall, anyone in need of a new or renewed passport may go to the Rockaway Township Library, 61 Mt. Hope Road, 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 $75.00 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 also warned customers to allow at least several weeks to receive their passports before traveling.

In addition to taking the passport division “on the road” from time to time, the county clerk’s passport office is open from 8 a.m. to 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 or by visiting the County Clerk’s Web site, .