Passport Services

If you are planning a trip outside the U.S., you can apply for a passport and get a passport photo at any of the following branches:

Application and Photo Service Hours

By appointment only, please contact the branch to schedule.

  • Monday through Thursday: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. 
  • Friday and Saturday: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. 

What to Bring

Here's a list of what you need to bring with you to the library to process your application.

  • The applicant, regardless of age, must appear in person. If a group of family members are submitting applications together, all members applying must be present before applications are accepted.
    • Applicants ages 15 and under must be accompanied by a parent or parents presenting proof of relationship to the minor child, such as a birth certificate or adoption papers. If two parents are listed on the documents, but one parent cannot appear, the appearing parent must bring a notarized consent Form DS-3053 (PDF) and a photocopy of both sides of the non-appearing parent’s ID.
    • Applicants ages 16 and 17: either a parent must appear with the applicant when applying for a passport or the applicant can present a signed statement from a parent consenting to issuance of a passport and a photocopy of that parent’s ID.
  • A completed application Form DS-11 (PDF). The form must be completed in black ink and must be error free. Please do not sign the form.
  • Check or money order for U.S. Department of State fees. A separate check or money order is required for each application being submitted. Checks cannot be business checks or starter checks.
  • Proof of Identity
    • Valid driver’s license
    • State ID card
    • Military ID
    • Passport       
  • Proof of U.S. Citizenship (original document required; photocopies not accepted)
    • Government-issued U.S. birth certificate featuring parent names, an official seal and signature
    • Naturalization certificate
    • Previously issued U.S. passport 
  • A two-by-two inch color passport photo with a white background. Photos are available at the library’s passport center for an additional $15. This fee must be paid separately and should not be included in the check or money order for the State Department fee that accompanies Form DS-11.

  • If you have a passport under a different name, please bring documentation to support the name change, such as a marriage certificate.
  • For customers requesting hand carry service, a letter of authorization and an itinerary are required.
  • For children deriving citizenship through parent(s), the parent’s naturalization certificate, child’s permanent resident card and child’s birth certificate are required. If the birth certificate is not in English, a certified English translation is required.


Both State Department and library fees apply and need to be paid for separately.

Fees vary depending on the type of passport you need. Department of State passport fees are payable by check or money order only. A separate check or money order, made payable to the Department of State, is required for each application.

Important Notes: For 1 to 2 day delivery for passport books only, add $19.53 to the total cost listed in the "Cost" column in the below table. Processing times are estimated and may vary. Check the status of your application for actual processing time.




Passport book


16 and over


15 and under


Expedited passport book


16 and over

$190 ($130 + $60 fee for expedited service)

15 and under

$160 ($100 + $60 fee for expedited service)

Passport card


16 and over


15 and under


Expedited passport card


16 and over

$90 ($30 + $60 fee for expedited service)

15 and under

$75 ($15 + $60 fee for expedited service)

Library passport fees may be paid with cash, all major credit cards, money order or check made payable to Baltimore County Public Library.

  • $35 for each passport application submitted
  • $15 for each photo needed

Renewing a Passport

The Baltimore County Public Library cannot accept or process passport renewal applications (Form DS-82). However, the library does provide passport photo service for customers who are planning to submit renewal applications. We also have renewal forms (DS-64) available for pick-up. 

If you are eligible to use Form DS-82, apply online or download the form and mail it to the National Passport Processing Center as instructed on the form. Note: Children whose passports have expired do not qualify for renewal. Instead, a new application must be completed. See the 'What to Bring' section above for details. 

Traveling in Two Weeks or Less

If you are planning to travel within two weeks, you need to apply for a passport in person by appointment at a U.S. Passport Agency or Center, the nearest of which are located in Washington, D.C. and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Expedite fees apply. Call 877-487-2778 for an appointment.