BRADENTON, Fla. — The Manatee County Clerk of the Circuit Court and Comptroller has announced that effective April 2, 2018, the U.S. Department of State is increasing the passport execution fee from $25 to $35.
This fee, which is administered and set by the U.S. Department of State, only applies to U.S. passport applicants using the DS-11 form, such as first-time applicants over 16, children under 16 and applicants who re-apply after reporting their previous passport lost or stolen.
The $10 passport fee increase does not apply to adults eligible to renew their passports by mail using the DS-82 form. Renewal customers can mail their application and supporting documentation directly to the U.S. Department of State.
For residents’ convenience, the Manatee County Clerk of Court can process a new passport application. When applying, two separate forms of payment are required, which includes one for the Manatee County Clerk of Court and one for the U.S. Department of State. The Manatee County Clerk of Court can also take passport photos for an additional $10 fee.
For more information, visit www.ManateeClerk.com/Departments/Passports.aspx.
About the Manatee County Clerk of the Court
The Florida Constitution established the Clerk of the Circuit Court & Comptroller as a public trustee, independently elected to protect public funds and public records while executing the functions of Clerk of the Circuit Court, County Comptroller, Treasurer and Auditor, Clerk of the Board of County Commissioners and County Recorder. The Clerk oversees a staff of more than 275 people, responsible for performing nearly 1,000 constitutional or statutory functions or duties, representing the broadest and most diverse mantle of responsibility of any locally elected official. The citizens of Manatee County elect the Clerk of the Circuit Court & Comptroller to a four-year term. Currently, Angelina M. Colonneso serves as the Clerk of the Court. For more information, call 941-749-1800 or visit www.ManateeClerk.com.