Passport Applications


The York County Prothonotary's Office is an authorized Passport Acceptance Facility for the U.S. Passport Services. We are located at:

45 N. George St
York, PA 17401
No cell phones, cameras or other electronic equipment is permitted in the Judicial Center.
You will not be allowed to enter the building with these items and security personnel will not hold them for you.

All passport applicants must appear in person, including minors.

We offer walk-in service of new U.S. passport applications with no appointment necessary. You may bring a completed form (or get one at the office), the required documentation and payment to the Prothonotary's Office any time Monday - Friday between 8:30 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. (except Federal holidays).
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The best way to get up to date passport information is to call our office at 717-771-4760. We recommend calling our office with any questions before coming in to apply.

What you will need:

        1) The Prothonotary's Office has blank forms available to the public
        2) Additionally, forms are available online: Online Passport Applications

      Proof of U.S. Citizenship
        1) State Certified Birth Certificate - Long Form Only
         * Both parents' names must be included on the birth certificate
         * To obtain a birth certificate go to PA Vital Records/Birth Certificates or Out of State Vital Records/Birth Certificates
        2) Naturalization Papers - Original only
        3) Expired U.S. Passport

      Proof of Identity
        Valid Driver's License or Military ID
           *If an applicant, or the parents/legal guardians of a minor, presents an out-of-state driver's license, additional identification is required.    
        Acceptable forms of additional identification include:
           1) State-issued Identification Card – Original
           2) School ID
           3) Health insurance card
           4) Work ID
           5) Social security card
           6) Voter registration card      

         1 color passport photo (2"x2").  Please note that these are a specific type of photo. Personal photos, school photos or photos obtained from a “photo booth” may not be acceptable. AAA and most drugstore chains take passport photos.      

      Additional Requirements for Minor Children
        Both parents and the minor child must be present at the time of application.
        Fees (for each application)
        Passport Fee Chart

Payment for passports is done in two parts. A check must be written for the U.S. Department of State fee. The Prothonotary fee is separate and may be paid by cash, check, money order, or credit card.
Any applicant with special circumstances should call the office before coming in to apply.
Expedited processing is an additional $25.50 for overnight service.
Please Note:
All citizenship documentation must be submitted to the US Department of State with the passport application. The citizenship documentation will be returned to you via US mail.

Currently, it takes four to six weeks for passport processing.  Expedited processing takes two to three weeks and is available for an additional fee. To check the status of your passport, you may go to US Department of State.