Where to Apply for a Passport
The Ozaukee County Clerk is a designated acceptance facility for obtaining a U.S. passport. You will not receive your passport from us. Our role is to accept completed passport applications and fees for processing. Apply for a passport at:
Ozaukee County Administration CenterHours of operation are Monday through Friday, from 8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
121 W. Main St.
Port Washington, WI 53074
Passport Applications must be completed in
Note: Effective November 1, 2016 passport photos of customers wearing eye glasses will not be accepted
If 16 years of age or older, the passport book processing fee is $110, payable to the U.S. Department of State, and the separate execution fee is $25 payable to Ozaukee county. If 15 or younger, the passport book processing fee is $80, payable to the U.S. Department of State, and the separate execution fee is $25 payable to Ozaukee County.
The passport card is a U.S. passport issued in card format. Like the traditional passport book, it reflects the bearer's origin, identity, and nationality and is subject to existing passport laws and regulations. Unlike the passport book, the passport card is valid only for International travel by land or sea between the United States, Canada, Mexico, the Caribbean, and Bermuda. It is not globally interoperable and is not valid for travel by air to or from any foreign destination.
If 16 years of age or older, the passport card processing fee is $30 payable to the U.S. Department of State and the separate execution fee is $25 payable to Ozaukee County. If 15 or younger, the passport card processing fee is $15 payable to the U.S. Department of State, and the separate execution fee is $25 payable to Ozaukee county.
If applicant is under the age of 16, both parents or legal guardians must show valid identification, sign and take an oath before a passport acceptance agent. Separate checks to the U.S. Department of State and Ozaukee County are required. Our office cannot accept credit cards or debit cards. By law, the passport processing fee and execution fees are nonrefundable.
All applicants must appear in person. Along with the passport application, you must submit the following:
- One photograph
- Photocopy of the identification document presented
- Proof of identity
- Proof of U.S. citizenship
- Applicable fees (personal check or money order payable to U.S. Department of State)
Proof of U.S. Citizenship
A certified copy of a birth certificate issued by the county or state serves as evidence of citizenship. It must have the seal of the issuing office and the filing or registration date, which must be within one year of birth. As of April 1, 2011, the U.S. Department of State requires the FULL names of the applicant's parent(s) to be listed on ALL certified birth certificates as primary proof of citizenship. If you are 18 or older and have an expired passport, you are required to submit the passport rather than a birth certificate.
When submitting an expired passport or a Certificate of Naturalization / citizenship for an applicant under the age of 18, you must include a certified copy of the child's birth certificate, which includes the names of the parents. Please see the application for additional information for obtaining a passport for a child under the age of 18.
Naturalized citizens must present their original Naturalization Certificate. All evidence of citizenship will be returned with your passport. It is to be noted that hospital, baptismal, birth registrations, or photocopies of birth certificates are not acceptable.
Proof of Identity
Identification that includes your signature and physical description or photograph such as a valid driver's license or a federal, state, or municipal identification card qualifies as proof of identity. The photocopy must be of the ID document that you will present when you apply. The photocopy must be on plain white, 8 1/2 inch by 11 inch standard paper stock, showing the front and the back of your ID. Photocopy must contain images on only one-side of each page submitted.
If copies cannot be made on the same side of one page, you may present two separate pages; one displaying the front of the ID and the second displaying the back of the ID. The county clerk's office will make a copy of your ID document for an additional fee.
One professional passport photo (2 inches x 2 inches) is required. The Ozaukee County Clerk's Office does offer this service for a fee of $12. Digitized photos will be accepted at the discretion of passport services. School photos are not acceptable. Complete all requested information on the application form. If all requirements are not met, the county clerk's office cannot accept the application for processing. Passport photos of customers wearing eye glasses will not be accepted.
For normal processing, passports should be received in approximately 4-6 weeks. For faster processing, you may request expedited service and pay an additional fee of $60. You should receive your passport in approximately 3 weeks.
Do not sign the passport application until you are instructed to do so by the passport agent in the county clerk's office. Photocopies of the passport application will not be accepted. Please refer to the application form for more detailed instructions or you may obtain information through the U.S. State Department website, or the following:
County Clerk's Office
Ph: 262-238-8110 (alternate)
Recorded Passport Information Center
Ph: 877-487-2778 (toll-free)
Ph: 888-874-7793 (TDD/TYY)