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Effective Immediately: No Passport Applications will be accepted until further notice. The Upper and Lower Bucks Government Services Centers Prothonotary Counters are closed. For a time certain to file with the Prothonotary, please call one of the following numbers:
Family Court matters- 215.348.6822 (
Family Court Operations Memo)
Civil matters- 215.348.6191

It is strongly recommended that you call ahead. Otherwise, visitors who arrive without having called ahead will wait in a queue and be seen in order, based on their time of arrival. Visitors in the queue will be asked to maintain a distance of six feet from other persons at all times.
Visitors to the Justice Center must 1) Wear a mask at all times in public locations; 2) Stay at least six (6) feet away from others; and 3) follow the procedures as outlined in
Emergency Order #15.

Passport Renewal

Renewal forms are available at the Prothonotary Office in the Bucks County Courthouse and at the Government Service Centers in Levittown & Quakertown. To download an application form click here.

If you meet the following conditions then you must renew your passport by mail:

  • You can submit your most recent passport.
  • You were at least 16 years old when your most recent passport was issued.
  • You were issued your most recent passport less than 15 years ago.
  • You use the same name as on your most recent passport or have had your name changed by marriage or court order and can submit the proper documentation to reflect your name change.

Click here for current fees. Although it is not mandatory, we suggest you mail your application by certified mail.

For more information log onto www.travel.state.gov.


Effective Immediately: No Passport Applications will be accepted until further notice. The Upper and Lower Bucks Government Services Centers Prothonotary Counters are closed. For a time certain to file with the Prothonotary, please call one of the following numbers:
Family Court matters- 215.348.6822 (Family Court Operations Memo)
Civil matters- 215.348.6191

It is strongly recommended that you call ahead. Otherwise, visitors who arrive without having called ahead will wait in a queue and be seen in order, based on their time of arrival. Visitors in the queue will be asked to maintain a distance of six feet from other persons at all times.

The Office of the Prothonotary
Judith Reiss, Prothonotary
Patricia Zimmerman, First Deputy
Randall Flager, Esq., Solicitor

Bucks County Justice Center 
100 North Main Street
Doylestown, Pennsylvania 18901 
Phone: 215-348-6191 
Fax: 215-348-6184
Hours: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. 
Passport applications NOT accepted after 4 p.m. except on the first and third Wednesdays of each month, when we have extended hours in the Justice Center for passports only until 7:30 pm.
The Bucks County Prothonotary's Office will NOT have extended, evening hours on Wednesday, March 18, 2020 for passports.

Lower Bucks County Government Services Center 
7321 New Falls Road 
Levittown, PA  19055 
267-580-3500
´╗┐Currently closed for passport services; new scheduling should be posted soon.

Upper Bucks County Government Services Center 
261 California Road 
Quakertown, PA  18951
215-529-7250
Wednesdays:  8:15 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. ´╗┐(closed 1 to 1:30 p.m. for lunch)´╗┐
Applicants must bring their own copies of identifying documents, front and back, plus two checks or money orders for payment.