MILWAUKEE – After suspending passport processing services in March of 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, County Clerk George Christenson announced that U.S. Citizens will once again be able to apply for a U.S. passport in the County Clerk’s office beginning Tuesday, June 1.
“I am pleased to announce that the Milwaukee County Clerk’s office will resume its operations as the U.S. passport application acceptance facility,” said Christenson. “With the widespread availability of the COVID-19 vaccine in Milwaukee County, corresponding with expanded capacity limits in County facilities, we will be able to accommodate those who wish to apply for a U.S. Passport in our office.”
The Milwaukee County Clerk’s Office is located in Room 105 of the Milwaukee County Courthouse and passport applications are taken by appointment only. Please call 414-278-4067 to schedule your appointment.
Visit www.travel.state.gov to learn about the requirements and documents needed to apply for a passport. All persons applying for a new passport, including children, must be present at the time of application. At this time, applicants must provide their own photographs with their application.
Milwaukee County has instituted many protocols to ensure the safety of the public and county employees when they are in the courthouse. Every person entering the courthouse must pass a COVID-19 safety screening, which includes a temperature check, and wear a mask while in the building. The County Clerk’s Office now also has a plexiglass divider at the front desk to minimize contact between persons.
Throughout the pandemic, the Milwaukee County Clerk’s Office has remained open to the public in order to provide essential state-mandated services such as issuing marriage licenses, accepting claims and other legal documents on behalf of Milwaukee County, and administering county-wide elections.