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Passport Day 2012 – a record breaking success!

Mar 21st, 2012

On  Saturday, March 10th, the Davidson County Clerk’s fifth annual Passport Day in the USA provided a convenient alternative for Nashville residents to apply for their US passport.  This year a record breaking 219 passport applications were processed.  The Clerk’s office processed more passports than any other application facility in region 17, which includes: Alabama, Arkansas, Iowa, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, North Carolina, Ohio, Tennessee, and Virginia. 

“We added passports to our lineup of services in 2007, since then it’s been growing, but this year was incredible,” said Arriola.  “I think people are realizing how we’ve made the process simple and how we have focused on customer service.  And this year’s numbers demonstrate the demand with an increase of 50% over last year.”

Passport services are available Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the Davidson County Clerk’s main office.  Visitors may apply for, change or renew a U.S. Passport conveniently, and as always No appointment is needed.  The Davidson County Clerk’s office is one of the few area locations that offer full passport services, including photos. 

As of June 1, 2009, U.S. citizens must present a passport book, passport card, or other travel documents approved by the U.S. government to leave or enter the United States, including Canada, Mexico, the Caribbean and Bermuda.  Passport cards range in price from $40 to $141.28 and passport books from $105 to $234.00, depending upon age and turnaround time.

The Davidson County Clerk’s office offers a variety of services, including motor vehicles, business licenses, marriage licenses, hotel tax collection, notary registration, driver’s license renewals, and passports.  The main office is located at the Howard Office Building at Fulton Complex, 700 2nd Avenue South, open Monday-Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.  There are five satellite offices for motor vehicle services in addition to the main office.

For more information, visit www.nashvilleclerk.com

National Passport Day – Saturday, March 10, 2012

Feb 29th, 2012

John Arriola, Davidson County Clerk, announces plans to celebrate National Passport Day on Saturday, March 10, 2012, 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. in the main office, located at the Howard Office Building at Fulton Complex, 700 2nd Avenue South.

This fifth annual event allows citizens the opportunity to apply for, change or renew a U.S. Passport conveniently, and as always No appointment is needed.  The Davidson County Clerk’s office is one of the few area locations that offer full passport services, including photos.  In addition, the main office will offer motor vehicle registration renewals, and driver license renewals that day.

“We’ve seen great response from the public,” said Arriola.  “TheDavidson County Clerk’s office began passport services in September 2008, and our participation in the national event has been very successful.  We handled over 100 of the 800 passports processed in the entire Southeast during the inaugural National Passport Day, and expect a much larger turnout this year as well.”

As of June 1, 2009, U.S. citizens must present a passport book, passport card, or other travel documents approved by the U.S. government to leave or enter the United States, including Canada, Mexico, the Caribbean and Bermuda.

Passport cards range in price from $40 to $141.28 and passport books from $105 to $234.00, depending upon age and turnaround time.

The Davidson County Clerk’s office offers a variety of services, including motor vehicles, business licenses, marriage licenses, hotel tax collection, notary registration, driver’s license renewals, and passports.  The main office is located at the Howard Office Building at Fulton Complex, 700 2nd Avenue South, open Monday-Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.  There are five satellite offices for motor vehicle services in addition to the main office.

For more information, visit www.nashvilleclerk.com.

Upgrade Photo ID and Early Vote on Saturday 2/25

Feb 16th, 2012

The Davidson County Clerk’s office will offer extended hours at the main office, 700 2nd Ave South on the Fulton Campus, from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Saturday, February 25, 2012 in conjunction with the Election Commission’s early voting schedule.  This provides Davidson County residents the opportunity to conveniently add their photo to their driver’s license before walking next door to the Election Commission’s main office, 800 2nd Avenue South.

“Since September we have upgraded 500 Driver Licenses at no cost. We are continuing our efforts to make adding a photo to your license as simple and convenient as possible,” Arriola said.  The County Clerk office will also offer motor vehicle services on Saturday.  Arriola said, “Our customers can vote early and get their vehicle registration renewed at the same time.

The Davidson County Clerk’s office offers a variety of services, including motor vehicles, business licenses, marriage licenses, hotel tax collection, birth certificates, notary registration, driver’s license renewals, and passports. In addition to the main office, there are five satellite offices for motor vehicle services.  For more information, visit www.nashvilleclerk.com.