Operating Hours

Monday - Friday
8:00 am - 4:30 pm
Except holidays or posted necessity

(Office remains open during lunch hours)


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Phone:(256) 574-9320
Fax:(256) 259-9981

102 East Laurel Street
Scottsboro, AL 35768

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Passport Information

Applications for a Passport must be completed in BLACK INK and the applicant must appear IN PERSON before the Acceptance Agent.  Application forms (form DS-11) are available online at and in the Circuit Clerk’s Office.

IN ADDITION TO the completed application

  1. IDENTIFICATION: A government-issued photo I.D. such as driver's license or military I.D.

  2. PROOF OF CITIZENSHIP: (Listed below are the most common)
    CERTIFIED COPY of your Birth Certificate. (A certified copy will have a raised certification seal or colored ink certification seal by the State in which you were born). If you were born in Alabama, you can now get a certified copy of your birth certificate at the local County Health Department. If you were born outside of Alabama, we can give you contact information to obtain your birth certificate.
        • Previous U.S. passport issued to an adult
        • ORIGINAL Naturalization Certificate
    (If you do not have any of the above, please call our office for instructions.)

  3. PASSPORT FEES: Check or money order payable to the U. S. Department of State. No cash accepted for U. S. Department of State fees. Credit cards NOT accepted)

    -Passport Book Fees (Routine Processing):

        Age 15 and younger: $80.00 Age 16 and older:

    -Passport Card Fees (Routine Processing):

       Age 15 and younger: $15.00 Age 16 and older: $30.00

    -EXPEDITED Passport Book Fees: (includes additional $60)
       Passport Book – Age 15 and younger: $140.00
       Passport Book – Age 16 and older: $170.00
       Additional charge for overnight return delivery (if
       desired) $14.85 per application

    -EXPEDITED Passport Card Fees: (includes additional $60)

       Passport Card – Age 15 and younger: $75.00
       Passport Card – Age 16 and older: $90.00
       (Overnight return delivery not an option with Passport

  4. ACCEPTANCE AGENT FEE: Separate check or money order payable to Circuit Clerk.
    (We also accept cash for this fee only.)
        $25.00 (ea. Application)

  5. PHOTOGRAPHS: One 2" X 2" color passport photo, with plain light-colored background.

ALL MINOR CHILDREN MUST APPEAR IN PERSON WITH THEIR PARENT(S) This is to further prevent international parental child abduction and child substitution.

If a child is age 16 or younger both parents or legal guardian must appear with photo I.D. to sign the application in this office. If only one parent appears you must also present evidence of:

  • Absent parent's notarized written statement consenting to passport issuance for the child. (Form DS-3053), along with a copy of absent parent's ID (Front and back)
  • or a written statement (on Form DS-5525) made under penalty of perjury explaining the absent parent's unavailability.

Routine processing time is approximately 4 - 6 weeks from date of application.

Expedited processing time is approximately 2 - 3 weeks.

Passport applications are accepted Monday-Friday 8:00am to 4:00pm. (We are open during the lunch hours.)

Passports are issued through the U.S. Department of State.

For further information, questions and inquiries go to:
or contact the National Passport Information Center
 1-877-487-2778, For TDD: 1-900-225-7778