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Ellis County Courthouse
1204 Fort Street, Hays, KS 67601
Ph: (785) 628-9410
The Ellis County Clerk’s Office is an official passport acceptance agency. As passport acceptance agents, we:
  1. Accept passport applications
  2. Verify given information
  3. Assimilate the required information and appropriate fees
  4. Send the application to the U.S. Department of State, which issues or denies passport requests

Items to Bring
When you come in to apply for a passport, please bring the following with you: 
  • Original or certified copy of your birth certificate.  All birth certificates must include the full names of the applicant's parent(s). 
  • Two checks or money orders for the required fees
  • One recent passport picture (Walgreen's provides this service)
  • Valid driver’s license

Passport Office Hours
The County Clerk's Office hours for passport processing are Monday through Friday from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm. Passports processed after 4:00 pm will be mailed the next business day.

Application & Contact Information
If you complete the DS-11 (application for a U.S. passport) before you come in, please do not sign it until you are in the presence of a passport agent. If you have any questions, please call the County Clerk's Office at (785) 628-9410 before coming in.