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No Passport Applications are being accepted until further notice. The Upper and Lower Bucks Government Services Centers Prothonotary Counters are closed. For a time certain to file with the Prothonotary, please call one of the following numbers:
Family Court matters- 215.348.6822 (
Family Court Operations Memo)
Civil matters- 215.348.6191

Visitors to the Justice Center must 1) Wear a mask at all times in public locations; 2) Stay at least six (6) feet away from others; and 3) follow the procedures as outlined in
Emergency Order #15.

Passports

Please Note: 

  • Proof of Identification:    It is now required that all Applicants 16 years and older must present a clear photocopy ( front & back) of  their valid government-issued identification (example: driver’s license/school ID card) along with that original photo identification.
  • The U.S. Department of State requires the full names of the applicant’s parent(s) to be listed on all certified birth certificates to be considered as primary evidence of U.S. citizenship for all passport applicants, regardless of age.  Certified birth certificates missing this information will not be acceptable as evidence of citizenship. 

For more information, please go to travel.state.gov

The Prothonotary serves as an agent for the Federal Government for the purpose of processing Passport applications. Passports take about 4 to 6 weeks for processing by mail. (Expedited service is available.)

Important Change in International Land and Sea Travel Document Procedures

For All Minors Under Age 16

Passport Renewal

Where to Apply for a Passport

What to Bring

Birth Certificates

In a Hurry?

Online Passport Forms--Renewal

Online Passport Forms--First Time Applicant

Passport Cards

For information on current warnings and travel updates log onto www.travel.state.gov.


Effective Immediately: No Passport Applications will be accepted until further notice. The Upper and Lower Bucks Government Services Centers Prothonotary Counters are closed. For a time certain to file with the Prothonotary, please call one of the following numbers:
Family Court matters- 215.348.6822 (Family Court Operations Memo)
Civil matters- 215.348.6191

It is strongly recommended that you call ahead. Otherwise, visitors who arrive without having called ahead will wait in a queue and be seen in order, based on their time of arrival. Visitors in the queue will be asked to maintain a distance of six feet from other persons at all times.

The Office of the Prothonotary
Judith Reiss, Prothonotary
Patricia Zimmerman, First Deputy
Randall Flager, Esq., Solicitor

Bucks County Justice Center 
100 North Main Street
Doylestown, Pennsylvania 18901 
Phone: 215-348-6191 
Fax: 215-348-6184
Hours: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. 
Passport applications NOT accepted after 4 p.m. except on the first and third Wednesdays of each month, when we have extended hours in the Justice Center for passports only until 7:30 pm.
The Bucks County Prothonotary's Office will NOT have extended, evening hours on Wednesday, March 18, 2020 for passports.

Lower Bucks County Government Services Center 
7321 New Falls Road 
Levittown, PA  19055 
267-580-3500
´╗┐Currently closed for passport services; new scheduling should be posted soon.

Upper Bucks County Government Services Center 
261 California Road 
Quakertown, PA  18951
215-529-7250
Wednesdays:  8:15 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. ´╗┐(closed 1 to 1:30 p.m. for lunch)´╗┐
Applicants must bring their own copies of identifying documents, front and back, plus two checks or money orders for payment.