Passport Services

The DeSoto County Chancery Clerk's office is a full service Passport application office. You may visit the U.S. Department of State Travel website to print a passport application or answer any questions you may have about applying for or renewing a passport.

Applications are accepted in the Chancery Court Office on the 1st floor of the DeSoto County Courthouse located at 2535 Hwy 51 S in Hernando, Mississippi. Applications are accepted Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. through 4:00 p.m. The clerk's office accepts walk-ins, NO APPOINTMENT NECESSARY.

Applying for the First Time

Please note

: The U.S. Department of State only accepts



money orders


You need to submit your application in person. If you complete your passport application in advance, use BLACK INK ONLY and DO NOT SIGN IT. You will be required to sign it in person when you bring it to the Chancery Clerk's office.


Forms are available from the U.S. Department of State website.

What to Bring With You to the Clerk's Office

  • a check or money order for the U.S. Department of State (see fees below)
  • an unsigned application form
  • an original or a certified copy of the applicant's birth certificate (must have parent's names), previously issued U. S. Passport, or Certificate of Naturalization (more information about the Certification of Naturalization);
  • a valid driver's license or other state-issued identification card or military ID;
  • For children 15 years old or younger, both parents should appear in person with the minor.
    If one parent is not available, then the application must be accompanied by a notarized, signed Form DS-3053 from the parent that is not applying with the minor.
  • One (1) passport photo (see photo requirements); Note: The clerk's office is now taking passport photos for an additional fee of $15.

Associated Passport Fees

Please visit the U.S. Department of State Website to calculate fees or click here to view the Fee Chart.

The fees to the Clerk's office and the fees to the Department of State must be paid separately.

Acceptable Forms of Payment

Effective May 1, 2016, all passport fees paid to the "U.S. Department of State" must be in one of the following forms (cash is not accepted for the U.S. Department of State):
  • Checks (personal, certified, cashier's traveler's)
  • Money Orders (U.S. postal, international, currency exchange)
The passport fees payable to the Chancery Clerk (the $35 processing fee and the $15 photo fee) can be in cash, check, money order or credit card.
The Application Fee is a non-refundable processing fee and is retained by the Department of State whether or not the passport is issued.

Frequently Asked Questions

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