Christopher J. Durkin
Essex County Clerk

Thank you for visiting the Essex County Clerk’s Online Appointment Website. It is our pleasure to serve the residents of our great County Of Essex!

Appointments for Notary Oaths, Notary Certifications, First-time U.S. Adult Passports (16 years and up), First Time as well as Renewal of U.S. Child Passports (0-15 years) and ALL Essex County Identification Cards at the Essex County Clerk’s Office and ALL Outreach Locations can be made here.

CURRENTLY, ROUTINE PASSPORTS are taking 6-8 weeks;  EXPEDITED PASSPORTS are taking 2-3 weeks.

**To see a full listing of passport prices, please visit our home page at**.

If you have any questions or need further assistance, please contact our office at (973) 621-4914.



Yes, you do! When your 10 year passport is expired for MORE than 5 years, you need to make an appointment with our office to renew the passport.
No, you do not. You renew your passport on your own by using the DS-82 Passport Renewal Form. You can print the form online at or you can pick it up at your local post office. All of the instructions on what documentation to send and where to send your documents are on the form.
Yes, you do! All children 15 years of age and under need to come in person with BOTH parents (as long as the father is listed on the birth certificate) to renew the passport. The child(ren) needs to use the DS-11 Passport Application Form, expired passport, bring the ORIGINAL copy of the birth certificate as well as a XEROX copy. Both parents need valid photo ID’s as well as a FRONT and BACK copy of their photo ID’s., and two passport photo’s.


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