Passport applications will be processed at the Clerks Office BY APPOINTMENT ONLY between 8:00 am and 3:30 pm Monday through Friday. To schedule an appointment, please contact the Clerk's Office at (734) 675-0910.

(if this will be your first passport or your last passport was issued over 15 years ago):

  • You will need to complete an application (Form DS-11). Applications are available at the Clerks Office or at Application should be completed before you arrive for your appointment.
  • Provide two (2) passport photos.  Most places where film is processed can print these for you, or passport photos can be taken on site at a cost of $10.00 per person.
  • Present your drivers license or state-issued identification.
  • Surrender your original birth certificate and/or naturalization certificate with seal. Seal on certificate must be raised, embossed, impressed, or multicolored. (Certificate will be returned with your passport.)
  • Passports require two (2) separate forms of payment:
    1. Passport execution fee - $35 (may be cash, check, or money order, payable to Brownstown Township; personal checks are accepted)
    2. Passport fee either $110 for Passport book or $30 for a Passport card (check or money order, payable to U.S. Department of State, with applicants full name and date of birth in the memo portion of the check; personal checks are accepted)

Parents or legal guardians must BOTH appear ALONG WITH THEIR CHILD to execute an application for a child who is under age 16. Please see for more information.

Expedited services are available at additional costs. Please contact the Clerks Office at (734) 675-0910 for more information.

Please visit for more information.

You may be eligible to renew your passport by mail using Form DS-82. Form DS-82 is available at the Clerk's Office or at This form may be mailed by the applicant and does not require execution by a passport acceptance facility. The passport fee with security surcharge for a renewal by mail is $110 (check or money order, payable to U.S. Department of State).

There are five (5) criteria for using Form DS-82. Please use the following checklist to see if you are eligible to apply with a DS-82:

  • I was at least 16 years old when my most recent passport was issued AND
  • I was issued my most recent passport in the last 15 years AND
  • I use the same name as on my most recent passport; or since my passport was issued, I have had my name changed by marriage or court order and can submit proper documentation to reflect my name change AND
  • I can submit my most recent passport AND
  • It is undamaged.

If you answered NO to any of the 5 statements above, you cannot use Form DS-82. You must apply on a DS-11 and have it executed by a passport acceptance facility. More information about applying for a passport is available at

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