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2018 Mobile Passport Office Coming to A Town Near You!

We're currently scheduling community visits for our Mobile Passport Office's 2018 season.

At the Mobile Office, our Community Outreach staff can assist residents to apply for a United States Passport, including taking passport photos on site. On average, over 900 applications are accepted each year at our Mobile Passport Office.  Please see our Calendar of Events for dates when the Mobile Office will be coming to your community, and check back often, as new dates are being added.

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Idoni Honored as New York's County Clerk of the Year

County Clerk Wins Two State Awards

Westchester County Clerk Tim Idoni was honored by his peers with two prestigious awards on June 12, 2017 at the New York State Association of County Clerks (NYSACC) conference held in Lake Placid, New York. Idoni, currently serving in his twelfth year as the county’s recorder of land records and Clerk of the Supreme and County Courts, was hailed for his leadership in professional management processes, legislative advocacy and twenty-first century technological advancements. These are the ninth and tenth awards won since 2010, primarily for technological leadership and fiscal efficiency through systems that can be duplicated in counties all over the country.

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Tutorials Available on County Clerk's YouTube Channel

Westchester County Clerk's YouTube Channel Features Tutorials on Using Our WRO and PREP Systems

The Westchester County Clerk’s YouTube Channel features eight tutorial videos on using Westchester Records Online (WRO) to search for land and legal records and using the Property Records Electronic Portal (PREP) to record land records in Westchester County.

Tutorials for WRO and PREP include:

WRO PREP
Searching Maps The Basics of Using PREP
Basics of Searching Land Records Entering a Deed in PREP
Basics of Searching Legal Records Entering a Mortgage in PREP
Viewing Images as a Registered User Entering a Satisfaction in PREP

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Search Documents on Westchester Records Online

Search thousands of Westchester County Clerk records right from your home or office through our online portal, Westchester Records Online (WRO), by clicking the "Records Online" button on the left. You can find records ranging from 18th century deeds to judgments entered in our Legal Division last week to subdivision maps and atlases spanning the entire history of Westchester County. There is a fee to view images of documents (to offset the cost of scanning these documents), but quite a bit of data about a document is available free of charge. Click on "Records Online" and follow the instructions on the screen to get started. Sensitive documents such as matrimonial judgments or other sealed documents are not available online and require you to visit our office in White Plains and show proper identification. For more information, call 914-995-3080.

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Apply Today

passport imageWelcome to the Passport Division of the Office of the Westchester County Clerk. Our staff is committed to making the process of securing a passport as efficient as possible. In order to help us do so, please do not wait until the last minute. Apply now as routine passport applications are taking up to six weeks.
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We Are Here to Help

Passport Division StaffBe sure to bring original documents with raised seals that list the parent(s) full name to avoid having to make a second trip. If you are applying for a child, be sure you are familiar with all of the special requirements.
Our Passport office hours are Monday - Friday 8am - 4:30pm.
If you have any questions call us at (914)995-3086 or email .

The Westchester County Clerk's Mobile Passport Service is back for 2017, making visits and accepting passport applications throughout the County. Check our calendar of events  or community outreach page to see when we are scheduled to visit your community.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: What is a passport?

Q: Why do I need a passport?

Q: What does the new law require?

Q: Will this requirement apply to travel between the United States and Puerto Rico or the U.S. Virgin Islands?

Q: Who can help me apply for a United States Passport?


Q:  What is a passport?   Top

A:  A passport is an internationally recognized travel document that verifies the identity and nationality of the bearer. A valid U.S. passport is required to enter and leave foreign countries. Only the U.S. Department of State has the authority to issue or verify United States passports. However, the Westchester County Clerk's Office is a designated passport acceptance facility and can assist you in obtaining your passport.

Q:  Why do I need a passport?  Top

A:  Passports have been, and will continue to be, one of the most recognizable and generally accepted forms of identification. However, in addition to being a credible form of identification, passports are now required for travel outside of the United States including to the Caribbean, Bermuda, Panama, Mexico and Canada where in the past state-issued identification and a birth certificate may have been sufficient.

Q:  What does the new law require?  Top

A:  For many years U.S. citizens, and some citizens of other countries in the Western Hemisphere including Canadians, have not been required to present a passport or other specific form of secure identification to enter the United States. Instead, a wide variety of less secure documentation has historically been accepted. The Intelligence Reform and Terrorism Prevention Act of 2004 requires that travelers to the United States have a passport or other secure, accepted document to re-enter the United States. On January 23, 2007, this requirement was applied to all air travel to or from Canada, Mexico, Central and South America, the Caribbean, and Bermuda. As of June 2009, this requirement was extended to all land border crossings and sea travel.

Q:  Will this requirement apply to travel between the United States and Puerto Rico or the U.S. Virgin Islands?  Top

A:  The Western Hemisphere Travel Initiative will not affect travel between the United States and its territories. U.S. citizens traveling between the United States, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, Guam, the Northern Mariana Islands, and American Samoa will continue to be able to use established forms of identification to board flights and for entry.

Q:  Who can help me apply for a United States Passport?  Top

A:  The Westchester County Clerk's Office has trained, knowledgeable staff who are committed to helping you through your application process. You should feel free to call our office at (914)995-3086 or visit our office Monday through Friday between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. In order for our office to provide you with the best service possible, all applicants must arrive at our office by 4:30 p.m.  We look forward to assisting you.

If your passport has been lost or stolen, there are two steps required to get a new passport. First, you must report your valid passport lost or stolen immediately. The second step is to replace your passport.

You will need to appear in person in order to replace a lost or stolen passport. To report a lost or stolen passport, complete a Statement Regarding Lost or Stolen Passport, Form DS-64 filling in as much of the passport information as you can and answering all the other questions in detail. You can bring this form to the Office of the Westchester County Clerk when you come to replace your passport. However, if you are not going to be traveling to our office immediately after the theft or loss, be sure to sign and submit your form to:

U.S. Department of State, Passport Services
Consular Lost/Stolen Passport Section
1111 19th Street, NW
Suite 500
Washington, DC 20036

Alternatively, you can call (202) 955-0430 to report a lost or stolen passport. Please note that passports reported lost or stolen are invalidated and can no longer be used for travel.

In order to replace a lost or stolen valid passport, you will need to comply with all of the requirements for applying in person for a passport. When completing the Application for Passport, Form DS-11, complete Question #21 by writing your name as it appeared in your passport, writing the approximate date of issue, including the passport number if known, and marking the appropriate box under DISPOSITION. Please note that if your passport is stolen abroad, you should immediately report the loss to local police authorities and the Consular Section of the nearest U.S. Embassy or Consulate. 

Questions?  Call us at (914) 995-3086 or email

Expedited Processing

Passport applications generally take up to six weeks or longer to be processed by the Department of State. You can check the current processing times at the U.S. Department of State website.  If you need your passport sooner, you may request expedited processing of your passport application. The fee for this service is $60.00 per passport plus the $15.89 cost of overnight delivery to and from the Passport Agency and must be paid by check or money order made out to the U.S. Department of State.  Expedited processing will result in you getting your passport in about three weeks. If you need your passport in less time, you will need to make an appointment to take your paperwork directly to a Passport Agency. Please visit the U.S. Department of State website for more details if you need to make an appointment to get your passport in fewer than three weeks.  Questions?  Call us at (914) 995-3086 or email

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Visiting Our Office?

Enter through the courthouse and proceed to the third floor.

Richard J. Daronco Courthouse
111 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd
White Plains, NY 10601

Hours: Mon - Fri, 8am - 5pm
Passport Hours: 8am - 4:30pm
Closed on official holidays.

Upcoming Events

Thursday, November 1

Naturalization Ceremony
2 p.m. Daronco Courthouse
(New Citizens arrive at 1 p.m.)
111 Dr. Martin Luther King Blvd
White Plains, NY 10601


 

Tuesday, November 6

Election Day
Office Closed
Office will reopen on Wednesday, November 7th at 8am


 

Monday, November 12

Veterans' Day
Office Closed
Office will reopen on Tuesday, November 13th at 8am