Applying for a Passport

We highly encourage you to visit the U.S. Department of State to obtain the most current and complete information for obtaining or renewing a passport. The U.S. Department of State's website is also an invaluable travel resource; relaying the most up to date information on travel warnings, helpful information for international travel and so much more. 

For current information, questions or to schedule an appointment at a Processing Facility for immediate/emergency travel, you may also contact the National Passport Information Center at:

  • Phone: 877-487-2778
  • Telecommunication Device for the Deaf Phone: 877-874-7793
  1. Application
  2. Identification
  3. Photo
  4. Fees
  5. Additional Information

You must apply in person using Form DS-11 if at least one of the following is true:

  • You are applying for your first U.S. passport
  • You are under age 16
  • Your previous U.S. passport was issued when you were under age 16
  • Your previous U.S. passport was lost, stolen, or damaged
  • Your previous U.S. passport was issued more than 15 years ago

If none of the above statements apply to you, you may be eligible to Renew using Form DS-82.

You may complete the passport application form online and print it, or complete an application at our office (635 2nd Street SE) in black ink.