Passport Information

The Bay City Clerk's Office is a passport processing agent and is authorized to accept passport applications. A U. S passport may be issued to a citizen or national of the United States. Unless specifically authorized by a passing issuing office, no person may have more than one valid or potentially valid U.S. passport of the same type at any one time. Applicants must apply in person.

New Passport Application Requirements

  • 1 2X2 passport photo (Must bring with you, photos are not taken in office)
  • Certified copy of birth certificate with raised seal from county or state government or naturalization papers
  • Social Security number
  • Valid driver's license/Michigan ID or parent with valid driver's license/Michigan ID
  • $35 processing fee (Cash, money order or check payable to Bay City Treasurer)
  • $130 for persons 16 or older, or $100 for persons under 16 (Money order or check payable to U.S. Department of State)
  • Expedite fee: Additional $60
  • Parents must show driver's license when applying for children's passport
  • All minors must appear in person, with both parents, when applying for passport
Forms available in our office or online. This application must be delivered in person.

Renewal Passport Application

A renewal passport application may be used only if the following questions can be answered yes:
  • At least 16 years old when most recent passport was issued.
  • Can submit most recent passport.
  • Most recent passport was issued less than 15 years ago.
  • Can use same name on most recent passport, or if name changed by marriage or court order can submit proper documentation to reflect name change.
The renewal application, expired passport, one new passport photo and check or money order for $130 payable to Department of State can be mailed by the applicant directly to the Passport Agency address indicated on the application.

Forms available in our office or online. This application is for renewals only and is submitted by mail, by the applicant.

Please call our office at 989-894-8168 or go to for forms and additional information.