Passport Photos: The Circuit Clerk’s office now offers the service of professional passport photos. The cost is $20 per photo and the photo is printed immediately to be sent with passport application.
Passport as a Service: Processing Passport Applications is not a state-required function of the Circuit Clerk’s office, but we are happy to provide this important service to the county. All of the Deputy Circuit Clerks go through rigorous training and testing to hold the role of Federal Passport Agent.
Requirements: Before coming to the office, complete the necessary forms and research the up-to-date passport requirements at Passport Requirements. Remember to bring in all necessary documentation. Without a photo, proper identification, and documentation, we will not be able to complete the process. Please note, both parents must be present when applying for a child’s passport unless a single parent shows proof of sole custody of the child. (This is a safety requirement put in place by the US Government; we MUST follow this procedure. Please do not ask us to do otherwise.)
Renewal: If you are renewing a passport, you do NOT need to come to the office. You can do that online at the federal passport website listed above.
Where can I apply for a passport? You may apply for your passport at the Monroe County Courthouse, Office of the Circuit Clerk, Room 115, 100 South Main Street, Waterloo, Illinois 62298 from 8:00 AM – 3:30 PM Monday-Friday except Holidays.
Please note: Passport application process may not be started after 3:30 PM due to the length of time to process the paperwork.