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Clerk-Recorder Department to Resume Passport Services at Anaheim and Santa Ana Locations

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After being forced to halt passport services due to pandemic closures, COVID-19 numbers drastically falling, and demand for travel increasing daily, Clerk-Recorder Hugh Nguyen is pleased to announce the resumption of passport services at his department, signaling a steady return to normalcy. One year after halting services due to COVID-19, the department is excited to get passport services up and running again. In what is considered a milestone achievement, effective Monday, May 17, 2021, the department will be offering appointments only for new passports at the Old County Courthouse in Santa Ana and at its North County branch office in Anaheim. Again, only new passport applications will be accepted. No passport renewal services will be available. Service is by appointment only. No passport services available at Laguna Hills office.

To complete a passport application and to book an appointment, customers must visit Appointments are filling up fast, so book yours now! Applicants must complete their application online and make an appointment prior to visiting the offices. The Old County Courthouse is located at 211 West Santa Ana Blvd. in downtown Santa Ana and offers appointments from 8 am to 4 pm. The North County branch office at 222 S. Harbor Blvd., Ste. 110 in Anaheim, inside the Wells Fargo Building and is offering appointments from 9 am to 4 pm. No walk-in service will be available at either location. For those looking to renew a passport, please visit the U.S. Department of State’s website at