Look for the County Clerk Mobile Passport Service in Your Community!
Do you need a U. S. Passport, a Passport Card or passport photos taken? Westchester County Clerk Timothy C. Idoni’s community outreach staff can help you apply for a U.S. Passport including having a photo taken.
The County Clerk’s mobile office, which makes visits throughout Westchester County, is well into its 2014 season of visiting communities. Clerk Idoni’s expansion of the passport service since becoming County Clerk in 2006 has resulted in the acceptance of more than 6,000 passport applications at outreach appearances. “The extraordinary success we have with the mobile office appearing in every town, village and municipality in Westchester is a true testament of our commitment at the County Clerk’s office to making government easier and accessible,” stated Clerk Idoni.
A certified birth certificate, driver’s license and the fee in the form of check or money order is usually all you need, but please call 995-3082 or click here for more information including when the mobile office is scheduled to come to your community this summer.
Pistol Permit Opt-Out Update
The NYSAFE Act, signed into law in January, provided a process for pistol licensees to shield their names and addresses from public disclosure. The law allows a pistol licensee, or an applicant for a pistol license, to “opt-out” by completing a NYS Firearms License Request for Public Records Exemption form. Once this request is approved, the name and address of the pistol licensee will not be released in response to a FOIL (Freedom of Information Law) request.
“A tremendous number of pistol permit licensees have availed themselves of NYSAFE Act provisions and requested that their name not be released in response to a FOIL request,” shared Westchester County Clerk Timothy C. Idoni, whose office mailed the form to all active pistol license holders in Westchester County. “I have heard from a few residents who indicated they ‘missed the deadline’ for seeking an exception, so I want to be sure pistol licensees have the facts,” offered Idoni.
The NYSAFE Act temporarily froze release of pistol permit licensee information in response to FOIL requests until mid-May to allow for the collection and processing of opt-out forms. A request for an exception from disclosure can be submitted at any time and will be promptly processed upon receipt. The opt-out forms are available at the Licensing Division of the Office of the Westchester County Clerk, located at 110 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard, White Plains and can also be downloaded here.
Calendar of Events
September 15, 2014
Mobile Passport Outreach - New Rochelle
11 a.m. - 2 p.m.
New Rochelle Public Library, 1 Library Plaza
September 17, 2014
Daronco Courthouse, White Plains