Passport Application Acceptance Services

Passport Acceptance hours are Monday - Friday from 8 a.m. - 2 p.m. Closed on County Holidays.


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:

1600 Pacific Highway, Room 402, San Diego, CA 92101  


IMPORTANT NOTICE:  Effective January 9, 2017, all customers applying for a passport using form DS-11 must submit a clear copy of their citizenship evidence in addition to their original or certified copy of U.S. citizenship.

Walk-In Services
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 more than two hours (particularly around holidays and school breaks). We experience our highest volume of daily customers from February and until May.

The Clerk of the Board of Supervisors is one of three facilities in San Diego County that provide walk-in passport acceptance services, therefore wait times can be lengthy. 

Parking at the County Administration Center

For people conducting business at the County Administration Center, free three-hour public parking is available in marked spaces in the underground parking garage located on Ash Street, between Pacific Highway and N. Harbor Drive. There is also metered street parking surrounding the building.

Other Walk-In Acceptance Facilities

Additional walk-in passport facilities are located nearby (please check the agency's websites for hours of service or visit

University of California-San Diego (UCSD) Mail Services
1 Greenhouse Lane, La Jolla, CA 92093
(858) 534-1164
Please note, UCSD does not issue money orders, therefore customers must bring checks or money orders for the applicable fees.

San Diego State University (SDSU) - International Student Center
1261 Canyon Crest Dr, San Diego, CA 92115
(619) 594-3800
Please note, SDSU does not issue money orders, therefore customers must bring checks or money orders for the applicable fees.

Make an Appointment at Other Facilities
For those who may prefer to schedule an appointment, please contact another acceptance facility in the county which handles customers by appointment only.  The Clerk of the Board of Supervisors does not accept appointments for passport services. 

If you are traveling in less than 2 weeks, you can make an appointment to apply in person at the San Diego Passport Agency. To make an appointment, customers are required to have an appointment, pay an additional expedited fee AND to show proof of immediate international travel.  Appointments can be made 24 hours a day via the National Passport Information Center at 1-877-487-2778. The San Diego Passport Agency is located at 401 West A Street, 10th Floor, San Diego, CA 92101.

Interested in Volunteer Opportunities?
Learn about how you can volunteer to assist with passport photos!