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. We do not take photos in our office at this time so please get a passport photo before you come in to submit your application. There are several places who provide this service (i.e., Walgreens, etc.).
Requirements: Before taking the time to come into the office, make sure to 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.
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 cannot be started after 3:30 PM due to the length of time to process the paperwork.