|In 2005, the Clerk’s Office became a passport acceptance agency, which is overseen by the U.S. Department of State. From that time through 2020, the Clerk’s office has processed 15,997 passport applications and assisted with innumerable adult renewals. We know the process can be complicated and you are often on a tight timetable, so we are happy to be able to help.
As a passport acceptance agency, we process applications for initial passports and minor renewals only. If you need an adult renewal, this can be accomplished via the U.S. Mail. For routine applications, expect to receive your new passport in 10-12 weeks. For expedited applications, expect to receive your new passport in 4-6 weeks. These timelines are subject to change and are based upon the work capacity at the U.S. State Department. If you have an emergency travel need (72 hours) contact the U.S. Passport Agency in Detroit. There is an additional U.S Government fee to expedite your application.
On October 1, 2021 the federal government will fully enforce the post-9/11 REAL ID Act, and standard state-issued driver’s licenses and identification cards will no longer be accepted to board domestic flights within the United States, or when entering certain federal facilities, such as military bases or nuclear power plants. For more information click here
Due to the COVID pandemic, access to the Clerk’s office for Passport Services is currently by appointment and limited to Township residents.
- If you need an initial passport or a minor renewal, contact us to schedule an appointment. Please call 248-433-7702 or email the Clerk's Office.
- If you need an adult renewal, the Federal Government requires that you apply via mail. But, if you are renewing a minor passport, we will also provide advice concerning any adult renewal at that same time.
- All applicants must apply in person.
- Valid passports are required for children of every age.
Western Hemisphere Travel Initiative
On June 1, 2009, the U.S. government implemented the full requirements of the land and sea phase of the Western Hemisphere Travel Initiative (WHTI). The proposed rules require most U.S. citizens entering the United States at sea or land ports of entry to have a passport, passport card, or other travel documents approved by the Department of Homeland Security
To apply for a U.S. passport or passport card, applicants must provide:
- A passport application form completed using black ink only. All forms may be found at the Department of State’s passport website and at passport acceptance facilities.
- Proof of U.S. citizenship in the form of a previous passport, passport card, certified birth certificate or certificate of naturalization.
- Primary identification, which includes a current driver’s license, passport, certificate of naturalization (with photo), government or military ID. You must submit a front-and-back photocopy of your identification with the application.
- Proof of relationship to parents required for applicants 15 years old and younger. A birth certificate fulfills this requirement.
- NOTE: Social Security cards are not considered a primary identification document by passport services.
These lists are not all inclusive of what may be required to process a passport application. Click on the link(s) below for full details.
New Passport/Minors Passport
There are fees that go to the U.S. Department of State and fees to the Township.
- Information on US Department of State fees: Check or money order must be brought to your Clerk's Office appointment
- Township service fees can be paid by cash, check, money order or credit/debit card (a convenience fee applies to credit/debit cards)
- $35.00 execution fee
- $15.00 Photo fee
- $ 1.00 per-copy fee
Travelers who have passport questions can contact the Clerk’s Office at 248-433-7702. For more detailed information about passports, check on latest processing times, or if you need a foreign visa, go to the U.S. Department of State webpage.
Last updated: February 10, 2021