US Passport Services:
By authority of the President of the United States, the Secretary of State has designated various categories of persons who are authorized to accept a passport application. One of those categories is the Clerk of the State Court of Record.
The information listed is intended to answer only the most frequently asked questions. Passport applications and other related forms are available in the Clerk of Courts offices. For additional information or assistance in obtaining your passport, please contact one of our office.
In accordance with the Intelligence Reform and Terrorism Prevention Act of 2004, all air and sea travel to or from Canada, Mexico, Central or South America, the Caribbean and Bermuda will require a passport after December 31, 2006. Also, all land border crossings as well as air and sea travel will require a passport after December 31, 2007.
Where Do I Apply?
The hours and locations of the offices which accept passport applications are as follows:
Auto Title Department
38832 Saltwell Road
Lisbon, Ohio 44432
Monday through Friday
8:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Must I Apply in Person?
You must always appear in person when applying for your passport. This includes from newborn and up. All individuals, including newborns, are required to have a passport issued in their own name.
What Should I Bring?
1. Proof of U.S. citizenship
A previous U.S. passport, naturalization certificate, or a copy of a birth certificate are acceptable.
A certified copy of a birth certificate will be acceptable if it contains:
Full Name of Child
Date of Birth
Place of Birth
Date of registration
Signature of Registrar
Seal of Registrar's Office
If a birth certificate is not available, secondary evidence may be submitted. School records, baptismal certificates, and census reports which contain information regarding applicant's date and place of birth, are among the types of records which may be used to establish proof of U.S. citizenship. Affidavits of parents, doctors, and nurses attending birth, may also be submitted along with other records for consideration.
2. Proof of Identity
A picture ID, such as a previous U.S. passport, a valid driver's license, a valid Military ID card, a valid State ID card or a naturalization certificate are acceptable proof of identity. Expired documents are not acceptable.
3. Two Photographs
Two identical 2"x 2" photographs which have been taken within the past six months are required. The photographs must be color. The photographs must be full frontal or whole face view and must have a white or off-white background. (Vending machine photos are not acceptable.) We do provide photography service at this time. (See the Fee Schedule for cost)
4. Required Fees
The required fees must accompany the passport application. See the Fee Schedule to determine what payment is due.
May I apply By Mail?
You may apply for renewal of a passport by mail if you meet the following requirements:
You must submit a U.S. passport which was issued less than 15 years ago and is in good condition.
You must have been 16 years of age when the passport was issued.
Your name is the same as it appears on the most recent passport or you are able to submit a certified copy of a marriage certificate or court order.
How Soon Will I Receive my passport?
Your passport should arrive within ten (10) weeks. In case of an emergency, an expedited passport can be processed within four (4) weeks. If a passport is needed in less than seven business days, our offices will provide instructions and assistance in arranging for will-call service. All requests for expedited processing must be accompanied by the necessary fees and may require proof of urgent departure.