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Craig Olive
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Register of Deeds Passport Division Receives Perfect Score from U.S. Department of State

Press Release

Contact: Craig Olive
Phone: 919-989-5160


March 30, 2017

Recently, the Johnston County Register of Deeds office received outstanding results on their review by the U.S. Department of State’s Passport Services.  Register of Deeds, Craig Olive, stated he was very pleased.  “Our passport acceptance agent employees do an outstanding job for the citizens of Johnston County and surrounding areas.”

The U.S. Department of State has strict guidelines and rules for acceptance facilities to follow.  As a U.S. Department of State passport acceptance facility, Register of Deeds passport agents are required to pass mandatory certification each year.  Our division is also inspected by the Department’s Passport Services to ensure compliance with policies and procedures for acceptance facilities.


Front Row, left to right:  Shirley DuPree of Kenly, Patty Woodall of Smithfield, Donna Carter of Four Oaks, Melody Mitchell of Smithfield.  Back Row:  Register of Deeds Craig Olive

 Since implementation of the Johnston County Register of Deeds Passport Division 4,700 passport have been processed and 2,614 photos have been taken.  Olive stated, “We are a one-stop shop for obtaining a passport.  In addition to processing the paperwork, we also take the required picture for the passport.  This makes it more convenient for the customers by eliminating an additional step they would have to do with other agencies.”  Since May 15, 2015, the passport division has added $166,075 to the county’s general fund.  Olive further stated, “Not only are we providing this service to the public, we are also adding another income source for the county.”

“The Charleston Passport Center and Passport Services are extremely proud of Johnston County’s excellent work and grateful for its service not only to the Department of State but to the community.”  Tim Wiesnet, Director of the Charleston Passport Center.

Since last year at the same time; the number of processed passport applications has increased 24 percent.

For U.S. Passport Information, please call the passport phone number at (919) 209-8327.  Appointments are required.