Sangamon County Circuit Clerk’s Office Reopening for Passport Applications

Sangamon County Circuit Clerk Paul Palazzolo’s office is reopening to process your passport applications EFFECTIVE AUGUST 3, 2020. Passport acceptance hours are Monday-Friday 8:30-4:00. This service offers an effective way to obtain this important travel document.

Face Coverings and Social Distancing will be enforced per CDC guidelines and Court Order from the Presiding Judge

All passport operations in response to COVID-19 are mandated by the U.S. Department of State. Please visit for all the latest information.

When you arrive at the circuit clerk’s office for your passport, be sure to bring the following items:

  • Certified copy of your birth certificate (no photocopies or hospital certificate)

  • Valid photo ID

  • Approved passport photo (WE CAN SNAP YOUR PHOTO)

  • Certified copies of court orders for name change, custody or adoption decrees

  • Two checks or money orders to pay applicable fees

If you have any questions, please visit, or call the circuit clerk’s passport office in advance at 217-747-5183.