Rebecca Keaton, clerk of the superior court, said her three-person team accepted 22 passports its first day last Wednesday.
Keaton said she campaigned on a new passport office to take some pressure off the others in the area; and there’s another reason.
“It’s a great revenue-generator for the county,” she said.
The county brings in $25 for every application, Keaton said. So that money is now going to Cobb as opposed to a federal system like when folks apply at a post office.
Keaton said she is starting with the one day a week and might expand to more days if the program is successful.
Look to the Feds for more details on applying to get a passport. And find other facilities close by using this online tool.
State and federal law says it's legal for a court clerk to collect and keep a $25 fee even when they are being paid on county time.