Date: April 3, 2006
Contact: Walker M. Worthy

Trenton – Mercer County will now provide passport photo services, giving travelers the ability to handle all their passport needs in one location, the newly-elected Mercer County Clerk, Paula Sollami Covello announced on Tuesday.

“For the first time, passport applications, renewals and photographs will be a one-stop convenience in Mercer County,” said County Clerk, Paula Sollami Covello. “People have busy lives and making travel plans is difficult enough without having to go to different locations to get passports. This is a way of improving and streamlining government services in a way that saves residents the invaluable commodity of time.”

Until now, applicants had to search out outside locations to get required photographs for their passports and bring the photos with them to the clerk’s office for Passport Processing.

Senior citizens will qualify for the reduced rate of $10 for the photo service, Ms. Sollami Covello said. Others will be charged $15.

The Mercer County Clerk’s Office is located in the Old County Courthouse, at 209 South Broad Street in Trenton.