Passport Services

Passport Services

Please call the Prothonotary's Office for an appointment for Passport Services at 717-337-9834 


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).

Passport Banner

Passport Application & Checklist 


  • Applications can be located at 
  • Print applications on ONLY one-side
  • Complete application in BLACK INK
  • Applications cannot have any errors/strike outs – please complete a new application before arriving for Passport Appointment
  • If errors are found during passport appointment, you will need to re-schedule 
  • Appointments can be made by calling 717.337.9834
  • All blocks must be filled in or N/A for non-applicable
  • Do not sign your application

Proof of Citizenship

  • Original birth certificate with both parents listed   OR
  • Original Naturalization Certificate
  • Photocopy of birth or naturalization certificate - copy front and back 
  • Bring original and copy of birth/naturalization certificate to appointment

Proof of Identity

  • Valid Driver’s License and change of address form, if applicable
  • Military ID
  • Valid Federal, State or Municipal Government Employee ID Card
  • Original and one copy of Proof of Identity needed – copy front and back
  • One (1) Secondary proof of identity for NON-Pennsylvania applicants needed:
    • State Issued ID Cards
    • Work ID Cards
    • School or College ID Cards
    • Voter Registration Cards
    • Medicare or other Health Card 

Passport Fees

  • Two checks needed
  • Department of State fee; for fee information
  • Acceptance Agent fee - $35 per application; Photos - $10 each

Special Requirements for Children

To submit an application for a child(ren) under age 16 both parents or the child’s legal guardian(s) must appear WITH the minor child(ren) and present  the following: 

  • Evidence of the child’s U.S. citizenship
  • Evidence of the child’s relationship to parent/guardians and parent/guardian identification. For additional information please refer to the U.S. Department of State Website.


  • Visit for the full list of photograph and attire requirements. This covers everything from head dressings, hats, uniforms, camouflage attire, glasses, etc.