Bradenton, Fla. – Get ready for summer travel. The Office of Angelina “Angel” Colonneso, Clerk of the Circuit Court & Comptroller for Manatee County, is opening its doors on two Saturdays in March to accept passport applications.
On Saturday, March 11 and 25, from 8:30 a.m. to noon, the Clerk’s passport division will assist first-time passport applicants for adults and minors, renewal of adult passports (issued more than 15 years ago), and renewal of minor passports.
“Since 2018, my office has hosted our annual passport event to help customers, especially families with children under 18, apply for a passport without having to take time off from work or school,” said Angel Colonneso, Clerk of the Circuit Court & Comptroller.
To help customers save time at the passport counter, the Clerk’s office recommends that customers fill out their passport applications in advance. Passport applications are available for download through the U.S. Department of State’s website at https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/passports/how-apply/forms.html.
In addition to the application, all applicants must be present and bring the following items with them:
- A check or money order made payable to the U.S. Department of State. Please visit https://www.manateeclerk.com/departments/passports/ for a list of fees to determine the amount of your check or money order.</li
- A valid government-issued ID
- Original proof of citizenship (for first-time applicants only)
- Expired passport book/card (for renewals only)
- Passport photos are available on-site for an additional cost.
For questions about the Clerk’s office’s upcoming passport event or general passport questions, call the passport division at (941) 741-4022.
About the Clerk’s Office
The Clerk of Circuit Court was established as a public trustee by the Florida Constitution in 1838. The Clerk of the Circuit Court serves as the Clerk of Courts, the Clerk of the Board of County Commissioners, Auditor, Recorder, and Custodian of all County Funds. In Manatee County, the Clerk’s office also administers a local child support enforcement program, violence protection advocacy program, Manatee Teen Court, and the preservation of historical resources through its historical resources department. Located at 1115 Manatee Avenue West in downtown Bradenton, the Courthouse is open Monday-Friday from 8:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. Please be sure to visit our website at www.manateeclerk.com and sign up for our electronic newsletter at https://bit.ly/MB-Sign-Up-Form.