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National Passport Day

Mar 18th, 2011

John Arriola, Davidson County Clerk, announces plans to celebrate National Passport Day on Saturday, April 9, 2011, 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. in the main branch office, located at the Howard Office Building at Fulton Complex, 700 2nd Avenue South.

This third annual event allows residents the opportunity to sign up for or renew a passport without an appointment. The Davidson County Clerk’s office is one of the few area locations that offer full passport services, including photos.

In addition, the office will provide services for certified birth certificate copies and drivers license renewals that day.

“We’ve seen great response from the public,” said Arriola. “The Davidson County Clerk’s office began passport services in September 2008, and our participation in the national event has been successful. We handled 100 of the 800 passports processed in the entire southeast during the inaugural National Passport Day, and expect a large 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.

Davidson County Clerk now offers birth certificate

Mar 18th, 2011

John Arriola, Davidson County Clerk, announces that the main office now offers certified short form copies of birth certificates to Davidson County residents.

The service, which began this month, is part of Arriola’s goal to make the office a ‘one-stop shop’ for customers. Certified copies of birth certificates are often necessary to complete other services offered by the Clerk’s office, and until now customers had to travel to another office to complete this step.

“Nothing is more frustrating than traveling to an office and standing in line only to be told you need to go somewhere else first, so I’m working to make as many relevant services as possible available in our office,” said Arriola. “My staff and I have worked hard to make the office a convenient, positive experience for all, and it’s my hope that this added service is just another step in that direction.”

On April 5, 2010, PC 712 was signed into law, allowing several Clerks’ offices in the state of Tennessee to print certified short form copies of birth certificates for people born later than 1949, which is the first year short form certificates became available.

Arriola was part of a team who spearheaded this initiative. In addition to his work to make this legislation happen, Arriola has introduced passport services, driver’s license renewals and online vehicle registration renewals during his term as Davidson County Clerk.

Certified copies of birth certificates cost $12, payable by cash or check.

Offices Closed Monday, February 21, 2011

Feb 9th, 2011

The Davidson County Clerk’s Offices will be closed Monday, February 21, 2011 in observance of President’s Day. We wish you and your family a safe and enjoyable holiday.