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Election Center Contact

Physical Location:
Madison County Courthouse
1st Floor - Election Center
Richmond, KY 40475

Contact Numbers:
(Phone) 859-624-4703 Option 2
(Fax) 859-624-4954

Office Hours: M-F 8:00AM - 4:30PM

Passport Acceptance Hours
(No appointments necessary)
Election Center, Monday-Friday: 8:00am – 4:00pm

Note: For preprinting an application or for additional information from the National Passport Agency, please refer to the travel.state.gov website. You may pick up an application during normal business hours at our Richmond office.

Standard passport processing take 4-6 weeks. Adult passport books 

What to bring:
•    Yourself OR child and BOTH parents if passport is for a child age 15 or under
•    Certified birth certificate from the state where you were born
•    Valid photo identification (If you don't live in Kentucky, you will need 2 forms of ID)
•    Passport photos (We can take your passport photo for an additional fee of $10.)
•    Paperwork must be completed
•    A check or money order for payment of the application fee (for each application; make payable to US Department of State); a separate form of payment (can be cash, check, credit or debit card) is required for the processing fee

•    Processing fee of $25.00 payable to Madison County Clerk (starting April 2018 the processing fee will be $35.00)
•    Routine processing takes 6 weeks for processing and return.
•    Application fee is $110.00 for passport book age 16 and up and is valid for 10 years.
•    Children age 15 and under, the cost is $80.00 and passport book is valid for 5 years.


Standard processing takes 4-6 weeks for processing.
Expedited processing takes 3 weeks for processing:
Cost is $185.89 for adult passport ($110.00 + $60.00 expedite fee + $15.89 overnight delivery fee once passport is completed)
Cost is $155.89 for children 15 and under for passport ($80.00 + $60.00 expedite fee + $15.89 overnight delivery fee once passport is completed

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2014 kbarger profilev2A native of Richmond, Kentucky, Clerk Kenny Barger graduated from Madison Central High School and also attended Eastern Kentucky University.  Prior to his election in 2010, Clerk Kenny Barger worked in his family’s business, Barger’s Towing and Recovery, and as Manager at Mikron Industries, Inc., both located in Richmond, Kentucky. 

Current Term: 2015 - 2018
First Elected: 2010



Our Locations:

Richmond Location:

101 W Main Street

Richmond, KY 40475

Berea Location:

304 Chestnut Street

Berea, KY 40403

Hours of Operation for All Locations:

Mon. to Fri. 8am to 4:30pm