The city clerk's office accepts and processes passport applications on behalf of the U.S. Department of State. Passports are needed for U.S. citizens planning international travel.
New Passport Applications
New passport applications are accepted from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., Monday through Friday. Obtain an application from the city clerk's office or bring a completed application with you.
You must apply in person if:
- You are applying for your first U.S. passport
- You are under the age of 16
- Your previous U.S. passport was issued when you were under the age of 16
- Your previous U.S. passport was lost, stolen or damaged
- Your previous U.S. passport was issued more than 15 years ago
- Your name has changed since your U.S. passport was issued and you are unable to legally document your name change
The passport fees are as follows:
- Adults (16 years and older):
- $110 – Book (check or money order only)
- $30 – Card (check or money order only)
- Youth (15 years and younger):
- $80 – Book (check or money order only)
- $15 - Card (check or money order only)
Processing fee of $35 per application (cash, check or charge)
Note: When arranging payment, the processing fee cannot be combined with the passport fee because these fees are paid to two separate entities.
Photos are not available at the city clerk's office. Applicants will need to bring in their own photo to attach to the application.
Criteria for the photo is:
- In color
- 2 x 2 inches in size
- Taken within the past 6 months, showing current appearance
- Full face, front view
- Have a neutral, non-exaggerated facial expression
- On a plain white or off-white background
- Between 1 inch and 1 3/8 inches from the bottom of the chin to the top of the head
- Taken in normal attire
- Uniforms should not be worn in photographs (except religious attire)
- A hat or headgear that obscures the hair or hairline should not be worn (except when worn for religious purposes)
- If the applicant normally wears prescription glasses, a hearing device, wig, or similar articles, they should be worn in the photograph
- Dark glasses or non-prescription glasses with tinted lenses are not acceptable unless the applicant needs them for medical reasons (an accompanying medical certificate may be required if the eyes are not clearly visible)
Additional information for international travel
Please visit the U.S. Department of State: Travel for more information on travel and required passport documentation.