Looking to get a passport in the east county? Don’t go to Thousand Oaks.
The Thousand Oaks city clerk’s office ended its passport processing service Thursday afternoon. The popular service--the city processed 2,700 new passports last year--was a victim of budget constraints, City Clerk Nancy Dillon said.
“It’s just grown so much that we can’t staff it,” she said.
Thousand Oaks was one of three cities in the United States--all in Ventura County--that provided passport services, Dillon said. The others are Port Hueneme and Fillmore.
Conejo Valley residents interested in obtaining a passport should now visit the Simi Valley or Reseda post offices.
The clerk’s office has also changed its hours for marriage license processing in line with the City Hall’s new hours of operation. Those who live or work in Thousand Oaks can take advantage of the service and avoid a trip to Ventura.
Starting July 1, the new hours for marriage licenses will be 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays. The new City Hall hours, which begin July 15, will be 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Mondays through Fridays. Until then, City Hall is closed on Fridays.