Polk County Clerk and Comptroller Hosts Passport Application Event on Saturday

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Bartow, Fla. (February 4, 2022) – Those hoping to resume travel in 2022 can begin applying for a passport at this year’s Saturday Passport Event, hosted by
Stacy M. Butterfield, Polk County Clerk of the Circuit Court and Comptroller Feb. 26.

Work, school and COVID-19 have made weekday passport applications difficult. To facilitate the application process, Clerk Butterfield is hosting a passport application event on Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., February 26, at Clerk’s Lakeland and Winter Haven locations. Instant passport photos are also available onsite for $10.70.

“We’ve all spent a lot of time indoors over the past two years, and many of us can’t wait to travel again in 2022,” Registrar Butterfield said. “Coming to the Registrar’s office to complete an application during weekday business hours is not always convenient or possible, so our Saturday opening provides a more convenient time for clients to apply for a passport.

In order to offer the fastest possible service, the secretariat is not able to serve customers by telephone during events. Please call ahead for questions and additional details.

Suggested time savings:

  1. Visit the Registrar’s website www.polkcountyclerk.net to review passport application requirements, required documents and fees.
  2. Passport application forms are available at travel.state.gov. You may complete the application in advance using ONLY BLACK INK and DO NOT SIGN UNTIL YOU ARE IN FRONT OF A CLERK.
  3. Be sure to bring:
    • a check or money order for the exact amount AND cash or credit card (passport fees can be found on the Registrar’s website). A separate check or money order is required for each request. Both payment methods are required as there are two separate fees for each request.
    • Proof of citizenship and identity.
    • Customers requesting overnight shipping must bring an overnight stamp with the request.
    Contact the Polk County Clerk’s Office at 863-534-4000, visit www.polkcountyclerk.net or like the Polk County Clerk’s Facebook page for updates and announcements.
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