Passports No Longer Available at Town Hall
A new regulation from the State Department has changed the rules on which municipal offices can issue and renew passports.
Anyone looking to get a new passport or renew and old one will no longer be able to go to the Town Hall to get it done.
According to Burlington Town Clerk Jane L. Chew, as of the beginning of 2011 a new federal regulation from the State Department rules that municipal offices that issue certified copies of birth records are no longer eligible to serve as passport agents.
"The Town Clerk's Department has served as Passport Agents since May 1999 and has assisted over 11,000 individuals in applying for their passports," Chew said in a press release. "We've enjoyed providing this public service to our residents and we thank you for your business."
Chew added that since 1999 the office generated over $300,000 in revenue for the Town of Burlington by issuing and renewing passports.
Anyone looking to apply for a passport in Burlington should now go to a U.S. Post Office location, Chew said.