October 1, 2013

WHITE PLAINS, NY: The Office of the Westchester County Clerk will continue to accept U.S. Passport applications during the federal government shutdown. “If you need to apply for a U.S. Passport, the State Department will not be impacted by the government shutdown and will continue processing U.S. applications for passports, as fees are collected to finance those services,” stated Westchester County Clerk Timothy C. Idoni, whose office is a designated regional passport acceptance facility.

The County Clerk’s Mobile Passport Office will go ahead with a scheduled visit today at Buchanan Village Hall, 236 Tate Avenue, from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m.

Applications can be submitted in person at the Office of the Westchester County Clerk, located at 110 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. in White Plains. The office is open from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, excluding legal holidays. Please arrive by 4:30 p.m. to allow enough time to complete your application. To learn what you need to apply for a U.S. Passport or to find out when the mobile office is coming to your community this fall, call (914)995-3086 or visit www.westchesterclerk.com.