The Bill Kinsaul Bay County Clerk of Court & Comptroller’s Office Now Accepts Passport Applications

The Bay County Clerk’s Office is pleased to announce that it now accepts passport applications on behalf of the U.S. Department of State.   U.S. citizens planning international travel may apply for their passports weekly Monday through Friday from 8:00am to 4:30pm.   Visit the Recording department room 101 in the main courthouse located at 300 E 4th Street, Panama City, FL 32401.

For application forms, information on documentation required, fees, and a wealth of other passport and international travel information, visit the only official website for passport information:


All applicants, including children, must apply in person and bring the following documents:

Proof of Citizenship (Provide one of the following)
• Previous U.S. Passport
• Certified copy of your birth certificate (must have names of both parents)
• Certificate of Naturalization

Proof of Identity (Provide one of the following)
• Previous U.S. Passport
• Valid Driver’s License (A temporary license does not meet this requirement)
• State Identification Card
• Certificate of Naturalization

The Clerk’s office will offer passport photos on site for an additional cost.

Note: Payments to the Department of State must be made by personal check, cashier’s check or money order ONLY (no cash or credit cards). A separate application fee to the Clerk & Comptroller’s office may be paid by cash, personal check, cashier’s check, money order, MasterCard, Visa, American Express or Discover.

*If a customer’s passport has been expired for LESS than five years, the passport must be renewed by mail. Customers whose passports have been expired for MORE than five years must reapply in person and may use the expired passport as proof of citizenship and identification.

For more information about required documentation, children’s passports, forms and fees, visit