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
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 for each application is required by the U.S. Department of State. The $25 execution fee for each application payable to Ozaukee County can be cash or check. Please do not bring cash for the Passport Application. Our office cannot accept credit cards, debit cards, or out-of-state checks. 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:
- Proof of U.S. Citizenship (please see requirements below)
- Proof of Identity
- Photocopy of Identification Document Presented
- One Photograph
- Applicable Fees
Proof of U.S. Citizenship
TWO CERTIFIED copies of a birth certificate OR ONE CERTIFIED copy of a birth certificate AND ONE black & white photocopy of the certified 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.
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 TWO CERTIFIED copies of the child's birth certificate OR ONE CERTIFIED copy of the birth certificate AND ONE black & white photocopy of the certified 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.
PLEASE NOTE:The U.S. Department of State will keep one certified copy of the birth certificate (if two certified copies are submitted) OR the photocopy for their records. The other evidence of citizenship will be returned with your passport.
NOTE: Hospital, baptismal, and birth registrations 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.
EFFECTIVE NOVEMBER 1, 2016, CUSTOMERS MUST REMOVE THEIR EYE GLASSES WHEN TAKING A PHOTO FOR A U.S. PASSPORT.
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.
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 2-3 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)