All visitors are subject to a security check upon entering the courthouse. Masks and social distancing are highly recommended at all times while inside the District Clerk’s Office. If entry to the courthouse is denied, please call us to reschedule your appointment at (915) 546-2021 extension 3397.

If you or anyone in your household are experiencing any flu or cold-like symptoms, fever, or cough, please call us to reschedule your appointment.

The District Clerk’s Office serves as an acceptance agency for the US Department of State. Call our office to set up an appointment at (915) 546-2021 extension 3397 to obtain passport acceptance services. Walk-ins will not be accepted. Please be advised that the U. S. Department of State does not have a precise turnaround time. If you do not have a life-or-death emergency, you will experience significant delays before receiving your passport and the return of your citizenship documents such as previous passports, and birth and naturalization certificates. Once the application process is complete, the application, and your original documents CANNOT be returned to you.

You must arrive on time to your appointment. We are located at 500 E. San Antonio, Suite 103, El Paso, Texas 79901 (1st floor of county courthouse). Only the applicant(s) (and parents, if applicable) will be allowed inside the courthouse/office. If you are more than 10 minutes late, your appointment will be forfeited and you will need to reschedule.

We are committed to protect you and our county employees and it is our goal to expedite the passport acceptance process as quickly as possible; therefore, applicants will not be allowed to complete form(s) inside the courthouse nor the District Clerk’s Office. It is imperative that all forms are completed before entering. DO NOT sign the passport application as the passport acceptance agent is required to witness the applicant’s signature.

Appointments will need to be rescheduled if any documentation is missing.

The following are required:

Additional information:

Emergency passport requests will need to be done with the Department of State directly. To make an appointment, please contact them at:

El Paso Passport Agency
Anson Mills Building
303 N. Oregon St.
El Paso, TX 79901
877-487-2778 or TDD/TTY 888-874-7793

Renewals for adults will need to be submitted to the U.S. Department of State by using the DS-82 and must be sent by mail. Please click on the following link for additional information

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Norma Favela Barceleau
District Clerk
Norma Favela Barceleau

Contact Information

District Clerk Office
500 E. San Antonio, Suite 103
El Paso, Texas 79901
Phone (915) 546-2021
Fax (915) 546-8139

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U.S. PassportNew Application for a U.S. Passport

To obtain a U.S. passport, please visit us at our Passport office in the County Courthouse at the first floor in Suite 103 or give us a call at 915) 546-2021 extension 3397.

U.S. Passport Requirements
Requisitos para pasaporte Estados Unidos de America

For complete information about U.S. passports, please visit the U.S. State Department passport web page .

Passport Acceptance Hours of Operation
8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. (by appointment only)

Due to the high volume of passport applications, we reserve the right to stop accepting applications earlier than 4:00 p.m.
Debido al alto volumen de solicitudes, nos reservamos el derecho de no aceptar solicitudes antes de las 4:00 p.m.

We strive to provide good customer service to each and every one of you. Please note that the estimated processing time is approximately one (1) hour per applicant. This time may vary depending on each set of circumstances. Thank you for your patience.
Nos esforzamos para ofrecerle un mejor servicio a cada uno de ustedes. Tenga en cuenta que el tiempo del procesamiento estimado es aproximadeamente una (1) hora por solicitante. Este tiempo puede variar dependiendo de la situacion del solicitante. De antemano le agradecemos su paciencia y colaboración.

Fees for Routine Service (Form DS-11)

Application Fee
Execution Fee
Payable by check or money order to U.S. Department of State
Payable by CASH or money order to El Paso District Clerk
Passport Book
(Age 16 & Older)
Passport Book
(Under Age 16)
Passport Card
(Age 16 & Older)
Passport Card
(Under Age 16)

If you are obtaining both the Passport Book and the Passport Card simultaneously, the execution fee is assessed only once (per person). For expedited service, please add $60.00 for each application. The Passport Card will permit travel, by land, across the U.S. - Mexico and U.S. - Canada borders. For travel by other means, the Passport Book is required. For additional information concerning passports and the passport process, please visit the above link to the U.S. State Department's website.

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