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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.

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.


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.