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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.


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


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.

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