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New Carlisle title office starts accepting passport applications

The Clark County Clerk of Courts Office was approved by the Department of State to begin accepting passport applications at its New Carlisle Title Office, 430 N. Main St.

The New Carlisle Clerk’s Office began accepting passport applications earlier this year and it has been well received by the community, according to a news release from the clerk’s office.

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“I am happy to offer this service for Western Clark County residents and surrounding areas that need a passport without driving to downtown Springfield,” said Clark County Clerk of Courts Melissa M. Tuttle. “I have a great staff and it has been exciting to expand our services to Western Clark County. This is an added service to the community and I am excited that the Clerk’s Office was approved by the Department of State to operate a second passport acceptance agency in Clark County.”

The Clark County Title Department processed approximately 930 passports last year. The downtown Title Office, located on the first floor at 50 E. Columbia St. in Springfield, has been processing passports for several years.

“We hope that the community is aware that our downtown location accepts passports on a walk-in basis until 4 p.m. daily,” Tuttle said.

A first-time passport book costs $145 total with the application fee and the execution fee. Forms are available at the offices and online.

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Between the Title Offices, eight members of the Clerk of Courts Offices are passport acceptance agents.

The New Carlisle Title Office is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Passport applications will be accepted by appointment only due to the size of the office and decrease wait times.

To schedule an appointment, call 937-845-4198.

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