County SealSanta Cruz County Election Department


701 OCEAN ST., ROOM 210
831-454-2060 / FAX: 831-454-2445
Toll Free 1-866-282-5900

November 11, 2012
Contact: Gail L. Pellerin, County Clerk
408-316-9745 (mobile)


Special Saturday Hours for Passport Applicants

Need a passport, but no time to apply during the week? Then join the Santa Cruz County Clerk for Passport Day on Saturday, November 17, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Santa Cruz County Clerk/Elections Department, 701 Ocean St., Room 210, Santa Cruz.

The County's regular passport acceptance hours are Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 pm. Special Saturday hours are offered just four times a year.

The Saturday passport hours are particularly helpful for families who need passports. Both parents must appear with children under the age of 16 in order to apply for a passport. Parents must show photo identification, such as a driver's license, as well as submit a copy of the front and back of each parent's identification. Applicants who are 16 or 17, must appear with one parent who shows photo identification and provides a copy of the front and back. If the minor has photo identification, it must also be shown and a copy of each side submitted along with the application.

To apply for a passport, you must submit the following along with a completed application:

U.S. citizens must present a valid passport book when entering or re-entering the United States by air. U.S. citizens entering the United States from Canada, Mexico, the Caribbean and Bermuda at land borders and sea ports of entry must present a passport book, passport card, or other travel documents approved by the U.S. government.

Passport books cost $80 for citizens under the age of 16 and $110 for citizens age 16 and over. The Passport card is $30 for persons age 16 and older or $15 for persons under age 15. Each applicant must also pay a processing fee of $25 per passport. The U.S. Department of State only accepts checks or money orders for passport applications submitted by mail. The $25 processing fee must be paid in cash or check.

More information on travel requirements and how to apply for a U.S. passport is available at U.S. citizens may also obtain passport information by phone, in English and Spanish, by calling the National Passport Information Center toll-free at 1-877-487-2778 or calling the Santa Cruz County Clerk's Office at 831-454-2060.