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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 Requirements

Ken Ferrell, Circuit Clerk
2nd Floor, Jackson County Courthouse
102 East Laurel Street, Scottsboro, Alabama 35768
Phone: (256)574-9320

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 (Children under 16 also need proof of parental or guardian relationship. Examples are the child's birth certifcate, adoption papers and custody orders)
        • ORIGINAL Naturalization Certificate
    (If you do not have any of the above, you may call our office or visit for more information.)

  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: $110.00

    -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:

  • Sole legal custody of the child, or
  • Second parent's notarized written statement, with copy of photo I.D. consenting to passport issuance for the child. (Form DS-3053), or
  • Statement of Exigent/Special Family Circumstances (Form DS-5525) made under penalty of perjury explaining the second parent's unavailability.

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

Expedited processing time is approximately 2 - 3 weeks.

(NOTE: The above processing times are estimates only and are subject to change. Please visit for the most current information.)

If you have any questions, you may call our office (256-574-9320).

Passport applications are accepted during the hours of 8:00 a.m. until 3:30 p.m. Monday through Friday (excluding State holidays)

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