Apply for a Passport

Apply for a U.S. passport at the Lafayette County Chancery Clerk’s Office. You do not need an appointment, but you will need the following:

  1. Your passport application. Access online forms from the U.S. Department of State website.
  2. A passport photo. The Chancery Clerk’s Office is equipped with a camera for taking passport photos. The charge for the photo is $15.
  3. A government-issued photo ID.
  4. Your certified birth certificate, if it is your first time applying for a passport.
  5. Correct payment for the U.S. Department of State in the form of a personal check, certified check, cashier’s check or money order. You cannot use a credit card, debit card or cash. Calculate your fee using the link above.
  6. Payment for a processing fees of $35 from the Chancery Clerk’s Office. This can be paid by cash, check or money order. Fees for expedited Passports are additional.
  7. You do not need to go online and pay any agency to complete your application . We provide the forms and guide you through the steps to take for no charge.