IMPORTANT UPDATE: As a Federal Passport Acceptance Agency, we have received information about current processing times. Please plan accordingly and click here for up-to-date times: Processing Times
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 taken and printed immediately according to US Passport Photo Requirements to be sent with your 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 annual testing to hold the role of Federal Passport Agent.
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: Passport Renewal
Where and when can I apply for a passport? You may apply for your passport any time we are in office at the:
Monroe County Courthouse
Office of the Circuit Clerk, Room 115
100 South Main Street
Waterloo, Illinois 62298
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.