* The County Clerk's Office strongly encourages customers to schedule an appointment using the link below.
County Clerk's Appointment Calendar
New hours of operation starting October 1, 2020
Monday thru Friday 10:00 am to 9:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am to 5:30 pm
The Gloucester County Store will be CLOSED on the following dates:
New Year’s Day - Wednesday, January 1
Martin Luther King Jr Day - Monday, January 20
Washington/Presidents Day - Monday, February 17
Good Friday - Friday, April 10
Memorial Day - Monday, May 25
Independence Day - Friday, July 3
- Saturday, July 4
Labor Day - Monday, September 7
Election Day - Tuesday, November 3
Veteran’s Day - Wednesday, November 11
Thanksgiving - Thursday, November 26
- Friday, November 27
Christmas Eve - Thursday, December 24
Christmas - Friday, December 25
Upper Level, Outside of Boscov's at the Deptford Mall.
Important Passport Notices
* Please see the Department of State’s statement on Passport Operations in Response to COVID-19.
"If you apply or renew now, you will experience significant delays of several months to receive your U.S. passport and the return of your citizenship evidence documents (such as birth certificates or naturalization certificates). Unless you have a life-or-death emergency, please wait until we resume normal operations to apply for or renew your passport." The US Department of State will increase Passport fees on April 2, 2018. Fees will increase from $25 to $35 per application.
"Because we have limited staff due to COVID-19, if you applied on or before March 19, you will experience significant delays of several months to receive your passport and the return of your citizenship evidence documents. If you received a letter from us requesting additional information to process your passport application, you may mail your response to the address in the letter. Expect significant processing delays."
The Department of State Has Changed Passport Requirements Effective January 9, 2017, the Department of State is requiring all customers applying for a passport using form DS-11 to submit a clear copy of their citizenship evidence in addition to their original or certified copy of U.S. citizenship. Please review the documents below for more detail.
- Passport Books
- Passport Cards
- Trade Name Certificates
- Notary Oaths
- Veteran's Services (Including ID Cards, Vending Licenses and recording of DD-214/Honorable Discharges)
New Requirement for U.S. Birth Certificates
Beginning April 1, 2011, the U.S. Department of State will require the full names of the applicant’s parent(s) to be listed on all certified birth certificates to be considered as primary evidence of U.S. citizenship for all passport applicants, regardless of age. Certified birth certificates missing this information will not be acceptable as evidence of citizenship. This will not affect applications already in-process that have been submitted or accepted before the effective date.
In addition to this requirement, certified copies of birth certificates must also include the following information to be considered acceptable primary evidence of U.S. citizenship:
- Full name of the applicant
- Date of birth
- Place of birth
- Raised, embossed, impressed or multicolored seal of issuing authority
- Registrar’s signature
- The date the certificate was filed with the registrar’s office (must be within one year)
If you have a birth certificate that does not meet these requirements, please see Secondary Evidence of U.S. Citizenship.
Secondary Evidence of U.S. Citizenship
If you cannot present primary evidence of U.S. citizenship, you must submit secondary evidence of U.S. citizenship.
Determine what form of secondary evidence is most appropriate for your situation based on the descriptions below.
Early Public Records
If you were born in the United States and cannot present primary evidence of U.S. citizenship, submit a combination of early public records as evidence of your U.S. citizenship.
Early public records must be submitted with a birth record or Letter of No Record.
Early public records should show your name, date of birth, place of birth, and preferably be created within the first five years of your life.
Examples of early public records are:
- Baptismal certificate
- Hospital birth certificate
- Census record
- Early school record
- Family bible record
- Doctor's record of post-natal care
Early Public Records are not acceptable when presented alone.
For More Information Please Call
Gloucester County Clerk’s Office
Robert M. Damminger
Gloucester County Store
Frank J. DiMarco