Barbara Wiedenbein, Common Pleas Clerk of Courts
Tim Rudd, Municipal Clerk of Court
Clermont County, Ohio

U. S. 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. Pursuant to that authority, in 1995 the Clerk of Courts for Clermont County began accepting passport applications as a public service.

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 or through the U. S. Department of State. For additional information or assistance in obtaining your passport, please contact one of our convenient offices.

Common Pleas Courthouse Milford Office
(513) 732-7130 (513) 732-8039
270 East Main Street.
Batavia, Ohio 45103
Mon. - Fri.
8:00a.m.-4:30p.m.
1011 Lila Ave.
Milford, Ohio 45150
Mon - Fri 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m
Sat. 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Fee Schedule (includes $25.00 execution fee)
10 Year Passport (Adult) $ 135.00
5 Year Passport for persons under 16 $ 105.00
Passport Card (Adult) $ 55.00
Passport Card (under 16) $ 40.00
$110.00 for renewal of a passport by mail. Execution fee is waived
Expedited or "fast" passport service requires an additional $60.00 fee plus postage. Overnight delivery is available upon request and payment of postal fees
Please note: Application fees which are paid in cash will cause a delay in processing your application. Checks or money orders for application fees should be made payable to the United States Department of State. Checks or money orders for execution fees should be made payable to Clermont County Clerk of Courts. (Execution fees may also be paid in cash.) Application fees and execution fees cannot be combined into one check.

Frequently Asked Questions :

Must I Apply in Person?
What Should I Bring?
Can I Apply By Mail?
How Soon Will I Recieve My Passport?




Must I apply in Person?

You must always appear in person when applying for your first passport. A parent or legal guardian must personally appear and execute the application for a child less than 16 years of age. All applicants, regardless of age must appear in person to execute the passport application. A parental consent form is required for minors. All individuals, including newborns, are required to have a passport issued in their own name. The signature of both parents is required on all applications for minors under the age of sixteen if both parents can't appear, one parent may sign and submit a notarized statement of consent for the second parent
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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 conatin 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.

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.

Two identical 2"x 2" photographs which have been taken within the past six months are required. They may be color or black and white. 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 not provide photography service at this time.

The required fees must accompany the passport application. See the Fee Schedule to determine what payment is due.
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Can I Apply by Mail

You may apply for renewal of a passport by mail if you meet the following requirements:

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How Soon Will I Recieve My Passport?

Your passport should arrive within 4-6 weeks. In case of an emergency, an expedited passport can be processed within seven business days. If a passport is needed in less than seven business days, our offices will provide instructions 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.

You will receive your expedited passport within 3 weeks. Please note that identifying documentation may arrive under separate cover


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