Application Requirements

  • Application must be filled out, either printed in Black ink or typed
  • APPLICATION MUST BE SIGNED AT THE CLERK OF COURTS OFFICE. Your signature must be witnessed in this office. Applications for persons under the age of 16, require the signature and driver's license of BOTH PARENTS. Applications for persons between ages 16 to 18 without their own driver's license, must have one parents and their driver's license present to sign the application.
  • A picture, 2" by 2", taken within the last six months. (Must be regulation passport pictures.) Photos are available in the Clerk of Court's office for a fee of $8.00.
  • Certified copy of birth certificate. This must have raised seal on it. If you were born in Ohio, birth certificates can be obtained at any Health Department in the state of Ohio. Old passports or naturalization papers are acceptable.
  • Drivers licenses are need for identification. If you are a minor and do not drive, a parent must accompany you when applying and their drivers license is used as identification.
  • Personal check or money order made payable to U.S. Department of State for:
    • Passport book:
      • $110.00 for 16 years of age or older (good for ten years)
      • $80.00 for under the age of 16 years (good for 5 years)
    • Passport Cards: can ONLY be used when entering from the United States by land or by sea from Canada, Mexico, the Caribbean and Bermuda. (CANNOT BE USED FOR AIR TRAVEL)
      • $30.00 for 16 years of age or older (good for ten years)
      • $15.00 for under the age of 16 years (good for 5 years)
  • Application Fee of $25.00 on all passports. Can be either cash, check or money order made payable to the Clerk of Courts.
  • To obtain an EXPEDITED passport (within 2 weeks), there is an additional charge of $60.00.