Passport Services
PASSPORT APPLICATIONS WILL ONLY BE ACCEPTED BETWEEN THE HOURS OF
8:00AM TO 4:00PM - MONDAY – FRIDAY 


 
  • APPOINTMENTS ARE NOT ACCEPTED​
  • CHECKS AND MONEY ORDERS ONLY​

    The Prothonotary of Adams County is the official acceptance agent for NEW PASSPORTS ONLY. Our office DOES NOT accept applications for RENEWALS. For instructions on how to renew your passport please refer to the U.S. Department of State Website or contact the National Passport Information Center (NPIC) toll-free 1-877-487-2778 Monday-Friday 8:00 AM – 10:00 PM Eastern Time (excluding federal holidays).
 

INSTRUCTIONS FOR NEW PASSPORTS

BEFORE ARRIVING AT THE PROTHONOTARY OFFICE PLEASE BE PREPARED WITH THE FOLLOWING: 

  • APPLICATION: These forms are available for download from the U.S. Department of State's Website 
    • Please print legibly using BLACK INK only.
    • Complete but (DO NOT SIGN UNTIL INSTRUCTED TO DO SO) the application for a U.S. Passport.
  • PROOF OF U.S. CITIZENSHIP: Submit a previous U.S. passport or certified birth certificate. 
    • A certified birth certificate will bear the seal of the Department of Health, a Division of Vital Records.
    • Certified birth certificates MUST list the full names of the parents of the applicant.
  • PROOF OF IDENTITY: You may submit the following items containing your signature and photograph
    • Driver’s license (not temporary or learner’s license)
    • Military identification
    • Federal, state, or municipal government employee identification card
  • Contact your local travel agent for photo service locations.
    • These photographs have specific requirements. School photos and the like will not be accepted.
    • Visit U.S. Department of State's Website for additional information.  [Read More]