County Clerk

Apply for a U.S. Passport

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We Process U.S. Passport Applications

Due to Covid-19, our office is not currently processing passports.

New applications for U.S. Passports are processed Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.; however, due to Covid-19 we are not processing passports at this time.

All persons applying for a new passport, including children, must be present. Both parents must sign the application of a passport for a child under the age of 16.


We do not process passport renewals. Renewals are done on your own, which saves you a processing fee of $35. If you want to pay the processing fee and reapply as a new applicant, we can do that.


Due to Covid-19, our office is not taking pictures at this time.

Passport photos are available for $15. We recommend that you do not wear white clothing for a passport picture.

Save $1 on your passport photo.


U.S. Passports - Travel

Required Documents

  • Certified birth certificate; no photocopies
  • Original and photocopy of valid government issued photo identification card such as a driver's license. Photocopy must be black and white and front and back side of the ID on the same side of 81/2 x 11 white paper


Get Birth Certificates

Milwaukee County Birth Records

Wisconsin Birth Records

Out-of-State Birth Records

Complete Application Before You Visit

Whether you're renewing a passport or applying for the first time, you can complete the application and print it before coming to the County Clerk's office. Applications are also available for completion in the County Clerk's office when you visit.

Complete Application


Passport Book

Adult (16 and older): $145 ($110 plus $35 processing fee)

Child (under 16): $115 ($80 plus $35 processing fee)

Passport Card

The card can only be used to enter the United States from Canada, Mexico, the Caribbean and Bermuda at U.S. land border crossings or sea ports-of-entry.

Adult (16 and older): $65 ($30 plus $35 processing fee)

Child (under 16): $50 ($15 plus $35 processing fee)


Two payments are required:

  1. Payable to the U.S. Department of State for the applicable cost of the passport book/card. Cashier's check, money order, or personal check only. No cash or credit card can be used for the payment due to the U.S. Department of State.
  2. Payable to the Milwaukee County Clerk for the processing fee and, if applicable, passport photo. Cashier's check, money order, cash or credit/debit card. No personal checks.

There is a 3% convenience fee charged for credit/debit transactions used to pay the County Clerk's fees. If the U.S. Department of State denies a passport, fees are non-refundable.



Six to eight weeks


Two to three weeks

Expedited service is available for an additional fee of $60 for each passport, plus $16.48 for overnight shipping (payable to the U.S. Department of State).

Overnight shipping from the County Clerk to the State is also available for an additional fee of $25.75 (payable to the Milwaukee County Clerk).

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