1. Passport Applications are available in the County Clerk’s Office. You may pick them up, complete them and bring them back for execution.   The Clerk's Office accepts & processes applications only between the hours of 8:30am and 4pm.

    Passport applications are also available on: www.travel.state.gov. Applicants must then bring the applications to the Clerk's office for processing at 419 N. 4th street.

    Renewal passport applications are done on your own if the original passport was issued within the last 15 years. The applications are also available in the Clerk's Office.

    You should appear in person if:
    a. Your previous U.S. passport was lost, stolen or damaged.
    b. Your previous U.S. passport has expired & was issued more than 15 years ago.
    c. Your previous passport has expired and it was issued when you were under 15.
    d. Your name has changed since your passport was issued.

  2. Requirements

    a. Proof of U.S. Citizenship (usually a certified copy of the birth certificate or the Naturalization certificate) Birth certificates may be obtained at the Mason County Health Department for those who were born from 1949 to present.

    b. Old passport

    c. Completed passport application

    d. 2 passport photos, which can be issued at the Clerk's office for $15, must meet the federal requirements (listed on the back of the application)

    e. All applicants must appear in person at the clerk’s office to show picture ID and sign the application in the presence of the clerk’s staff.

    f. Special requirements for children under age 16:. Both parents or the child's legal guardian(s) must appear and present all of the following:

    1. Evidence of child's U.S. citizenship
    2. Evidence of child's relationship to parents or guardian(s) AND
    3. Parental identification. If only one parent appears, you must also submit one of the following:

             a. Second parent's notarized written statement consenting to passport issuance for the child
             b. Primary evidence of sole authority to apply, OR
             c. A written statement (made under penalty or perjury) explaining the second parent's unavailability.
  3. Fees

    a. A $110
    check or money order
    is required payable to the Department of State for ages 16 and over for each application. Separate checks for each application is preferred in case the Department has an issue with one application

    b. A $80
    check or money order
    is required for Department of State for children 15 and under.

    c. $35 cash, money order or debit/credit card is needed for the County Clerk for processing each application. We do not accept personal checks for this fee.

  4. How long does it take?

    About 4-6 weeks.
  5. In a hurry?

    In a hurry? If you pay $60 extra to the Passport Office and have proof of impending trip, your passport will be processed in 7-10 days upon receipt. It can be mailed overnight express mail.

    You may also go to the Seattle Passport Office in person. You must have an itinerary, and be leaving within the next two weeks, and have all the required information. You must make an appointment by calling 1-877-487-2778.

    The States Passport Web Site is: http://travel.state.gov