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The Prothonotary is now accepting ROUTINE Passport applications by APPOINTMENT ONLY at the Doylestown office. 

At this time, all visitors to the Prothonotary are required to make an appointment.  Please use our e-file system whenever possible or submit your filings by mail.  For emergency Family Court filings and Civil matters that cannot be e-filed, PLEASE CALL TO MAKE AN APPOINTMENT.

The Prothonotary is now accepting ROUTINE Passport applications by APPOINTMENT ONLY at the Doylestown office. 

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. 

The Upper and Lower Bucks Government Services Centers Prothonotary Counters remain closed.

In a Hurry?

Expedited service is available to anyone through the office of the Prothonotary. The fee for expedited service is $60.00, payable to the U. S. Department of State.

In addition to expedite the process, applicants may also pay for overnight mailing of the application to the passport agency ($20.00 payable to the Prothonotary) and/or overnight return of the issued passport ($15.45 included with the fees payable by CHECK ONLY to the U.S. Department of State). 

Emergency passports:
See How to Get Your Passport in a Hurry. Emergency passports may be obtained in Philadelphia at the Passport Agency within 14 calendar days of your departure date. You will need proof of your departure date such as airline tickets or itinerary. You must make an appointment by calling 1-877-487-2778.

All fees are subject to change without notice.

For more information log onto www.travel.state.gov.


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. 
The Prothonotary is now accepting ROUTINE Passport applications by APPOINTMENT ONLY at the Doylestown office.