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

Beginning on Wednesday November 4th, the Prothonotary will resume extended evening hours BY APPOINTMENT ONLY for Passport applicants.  APPOINTMENTS may be scheduled between 4:30 pm and 7:00 pm.  Extended hours for appointments will be available every 1st and 3rd Wednesday of the month.

Applicants that are not traveling for 10 weeks or more, that can also produce all required identification, photos and prepared (unsigned) forms may make an appointment by calling 215-348-6185.

Please note that we cannot accept walk-in applicants or applications for expedited passport service at this time.  

To prepare and print your Passport form, before your appointment, please visit: https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/passports/how-apply/forms.html Please DO NOT sign your application until asked to do so during your appointment.

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.

WALK-IN APPLICANTS ARE NOT BEING ACCEPTED AT THIS TIME.

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

Passport Renewal

Renewal forms are available at the Prothonotary Office in the Bucks County Courthouse and at the Government Service Centers in Levittown & Quakertown. To download an application form click here.

If you meet the following conditions then you must renew your passport by mail:

  • You can submit your most recent passport.
  • You were at least 16 years old when your most recent passport was issued.
  • You were issued your most recent passport less than 15 years ago.
  • You use the same name as on your most recent passport or have had your name changed by marriage or court order and can submit the proper documentation to reflect your name change.

Click here for current fees. Although it is not mandatory, we suggest you mail your application by certified mail.

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. 
Passport applications by Appointment Only