Passport Application Acceptance Services


As a designated agent of the U.S. Department of State, the Clerk of the Board of Supervisors is pleased to offer passport acceptance services at the County Administration Center.  Passport acceptance service is offered on a walk-in basis between the hours of 8 a.m. and 2 p.m., Monday through Friday, except on County holidays.

We are one of two facilities in San Diego County that provides walk-in passport acceptance services.  We are committed to ensuring that each application is properly reviewed for completeness and processed efficiently. Typically, longer wait times are from noon until 2 p.m. due to a higher volume of customers. Depending on customer volume, your wait time may be up to two hours (particularly around holidays and school breaks).

For those who may prefer to schedule an appointment, please contact other acceptance facilities in the county, including U.S. Post Office branches, which handle customers by appointment only.  To locate another passport acceptance facility to make an appointment, please visit  The University of California-San Diego (UCSD) is the only other facility that provides walk-in passport acceptance services in the county.  Their office is located at 9500 Gilman Drive, Suite MC-0047, La Jolla, 92093.  To contact the UCSD Passport Acceptance Services, please call (858) 534-1164.

If you need your passport immediately, you can schedule an appointment with the San Diego Regional Passport Office. Hours of operation are from 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. Customers are required to have an appointment AND need to show proof of travel within two weeks if same day or next day service is requested. Customers can submit an application with an appointment (preferred) or walk-in without proof of travel and anticipate receipt of their passport within five days. Appointments can be made 24 hours a day via the National Passport Information Center at 1-877-487-2778. All customers seen in the Regional Office will be charged an expedited fee of $60.00. Emergencies do not require an appointment, but proof is required such as a death certificate, etc. The San Diego Regional Passport Office is located at 401 West A Street, 10th Floor, San Diego, CA 92101.


What You Need to Apply for a Passport

Passport Options and Fees


The County Administration Center (CAC) offers free three-hour public parking in marked spaces for people conducting County business. The CAC is conveniently located near downtown San Diego at 1600 Pacific Highway, Room 402, San Diego, 92101. The CAC is open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except on County holidays. For public transit information, please visit our parking information page.

For additional questions, please contact us at (619) 531-5500.