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Notice: To combat the spread of COVID-19, our office is operating at reduced capacity with limited staff. Effective Tuesday, March 24th, the Franklin County Clerk of Courts General Division will no longer provide U.S. Passport application services until further notice. We apologize for any inconvenience. Thank you.

This Clerk’s General Division is an authorized U.S. Department of State (DOS) Passport Acceptance Agent. Additionally, our passport photo service turns the Clerk of Courts into a One-Stop-Passport-Shop. An expert Deputy Clerk reviews the completed application, takes the passport photo, and forwards all documents and payments to the U.S. Department of State.

Fees for the passports/cards are separate from the service/photo fees for the Clerk of Courts. A check or money order is required for the passports/cards fee. The Clerk of Courts on-site photo fees and service fees can be paid by check, MasterCard, Visa, or cash. No appointment is required.

U.S. Department of State Passport Information
  Age 16 and over: Age 15 and under: Accepted Payment Methods
Passport Book* Validity - 10 years Cost - $110 Validity - 5 years Cost - $80 Check or Money Order payable to “U.S. Department of State”
Passport Card** Validity - 10 years Cost - $30 Validity - 5 years Cost - $15
Clerk of Court's Passport Fees
Service Fee Per Application On-site Photo Accepted Payment Methods
$35 $10 Cash, Major Credit Card, Check/Money Order payable to “Clerk of Courts”

*Passport Book is valid for travel anywhere.
**Passport Card is valid for land or sea travel to Canada, Mexico, the Caribbean, and Bermuda. The passport card cannot be used for international travel by air.

No appointment required | Weekdays 8am-4pm (not including holidays) | 345 S High St. Columbus, Ohio| 614.525.3621

What to bring with you:

More Information

Access the U.S. Department of State's website for information on renewing your passport by mail.

Before visiting the General Division's One-Stop-Passport-Shop, review all details related to the passport application and calculate the amount due to U.S. Department of State at the External linkU.S. Passports & International Travel site.