Effective Monday, May 11th, Citrus County Clerk of Courts has resumed passport services for regular routine service applications by appointment only. While you can still apply in person for a U.S. passport and renew through the mail, the Department of State’s application processing, receipt of your passport, and return of citizenship evidence documents is significantly delayed beyond the normal turnaround time of 6-8 weeks for routine service. Expedited passports are being accepted by the Department of State with a 4-6 week turnaound time for service. 

After making your appointment with our office, a Deputy Clerk will contact you prior to your appointment to review the application process, including required citizenship documentation and the forms to complete on line before coming into our office.  Photos will be taken, while maintaining physical distancing (6-10ft) as required by the CDC.  If your family has more than 5 members, additional considerations will have to be made in scheduling your appointment to comply with CDC regulations.

For the latest updates on passports and passport service operations, please visit the US Department of State website at

Scheduling appointments for passport services with our office are available on our website, or by calling us directly at (352) 341-6424, option 2.  We thank you for your patience and understanding.


The Clerk of the Circuit Court and Comptroller is an acceptance agent, responsible for receiving and forwarding your application to the Department of State, Passport Services. The U.S. Department of State establishes the guidelines for acceptance and how the passports are processed. Should you have any questions, problems, or concerns, please contact the appropriate Passport Office by calling toll free at 877-4USA-PPT ( 877-487-2778) or for TTY/TDD 888-874-7793. You can also obtain information about passports by visiting any of the following pages on the  Travel. State. Gov website.

Blank Passport applications and information are now available at all Citrus County Library locations.

Passport (New & Renewal) applications and Passport information is available at all Citrus County Library branches! Citrus County has five branch libraries in the county to serve your information needs. Library staff and volunteers are not licensed passport agents, and are not able to provide any information or take your pictures. Please visit our Clerk Annex located at 120 N. Montgomery in Inverness to complete the application process. If you have any questions, please contact our office at 352-341-6424. To find the library branch closest to you, please visit

Instructions for Application with the Clerk of the Circuit and County Comptroller

Please Note: All applicants must appear in person when applying for a passport, including minors.  *exception- if an applicant is ONLY using the DS-82 passport renewal form they do not need to appear in person.