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Tuesday, November 30, 2021

Free passport photos offered to veterans, active-duty personnel in November

The Lake County Clerk of the Circuit Court and Comptroller is honoring U.S. military veterans and active-duty personnel during the month of November by offering free passport photos, a savings of $10.

“This is our second year providing free photos to military service members,” Gary Cooney, Lake County Clerk of the Circuit Court and Comptroller, says in a news release. “It is just a small token of appreciation that we can offer to show our gratitude, and to honor their service to our Country.”

Last year’s Veterans’ Appreciation event provided 115 free photos. To be eligible for the free photo, military personnel can present their DD-214, military identification, or have a veteran designation on their driver’s license. 

Passports in Lake County are currently being processed by appointment only at the Lake County Courthouse, 550 W. Main St., North Wing on Third Floor in Tavares.

Appointments are available from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. To schedule an appointment, Customers will be required to answer health-screening questions to enter the courthouse, as well as wear masks and practice social distancing at all times while in the courthouse. 

For more information about obtaining a U.S. Passport, contact the Lake County Clerk’s Office at 352.253.2648 or