Passport Processing

Passport Operations in Response to COVID-19

We are accepting New Passport applications starting June 15th, by appointment only M-F from 10:00 am-1:00 pm; there will be significant delays due to the US Department of State opening their facilities in phases and operating with limited staff.  The US Department of State is recommending and encouraging you to wait until they are processing at full capacity to submit your passport application.  

For more information on the US Department of State opening phases, and processing times please visit  

*Expedited Passport processing service has been suspended at this time*

Individuals will be required to answer a health screening questionnaire, wear a mask, and practice social distancing while inside our building.

*Please bring with you- Check or Money Order, Certified Birth Certificate or previous Passport, Identification(Drivers License), and Passport Application. 
Applicants under 16- please click here for more requirements.*

The Grand Traverse County Treasurer’s Office is a passport application acceptance facility.

We encPassport Globeourage you to visit the US Department of State website to learn more about applying for and renewing passports.

Passport Processing Hours

Our passport processing hours are Monday thru Friday 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m by appointment. 

For a listing of alternate passport acceptance facilities in the area please click here

Passport Information

You must apply in person using Form DS-11 if at least one of the following is true:

  • You are applying for your first U.S. passport
  • You are under age 16
  • Your previous U.S. passport was issued when you were under age 16
  • Your previous U.S. passport was lost, stolen, or damaged
  • Your previous U.S. passport was issued more than 15 years ago

If none of the above statements apply to you, you may be eligible to Renew using Form DS-82.

Online processing is not available at this time, however,  you are able to fill out the appropriate forms online and print to bring to our office.  We strongly recommend that you print your forms single sided and in black  & white. 

*Please review the documents needed to apply for a Passport before coming in for your appointment.  There are a few more documents and requirements needed if applicant is under 16, click here for more information.  If you have any questions about the documents needed please contact our office at 231-922-4735 or the US Department of State at 1-877-487-2778. 

Passport Payments

Two separate payments are required.  One payment is for the passport application fee and the other is for the processing fee. See the fee chart below. 

Passport Application fee must be in the form of a check or money order payable to the US Department of State. Starter checks, cash, or credit cards cannot be accepted at our facility for passport application fees. Note:  If you are having more than one passport processed you are required to have a separate check for each passport application fee being processed.PASSPORT

Passport Processing fees are payable to the Grand Traverse County Treasurer. We accept check, cash, or credit card (fees apply) for processing fees.  If you are having more than one passport processed we can combine all processing fees into one payment.

Passport Photos

We offer passport photo services on site by appointment only, the fee is $10.00 per set

Below is a listing of Passport Application fees:

Processing Fee
Payable  to:
County Treas.
Passport Book
Payable to:   
US Dept of State
Passport Card
Payable to:         
US Dept of State
Book & Card  
Payable to:
US Dept of State
Routine- 16 & Older $35.00 $110.00 $30.00 $140.00
Routine- Under 16 $35.00 $80.00 $15.00 $95.00
Expedite- 16 & Older $61.35*  $187.13* $90.00 $217.13*
Expedite- Under 16 $61.35* $157.13* $75.00 $172.13*

*Expedited Passport processing service has been suspended at this time* *Expedite fees listed are inclusive of overnight mailing/overnight delivery return services.  Please note that overnight delivery return service cannot be used for the mailing of passport cards.