ARE YOU REAL ID READY?
Beginning May 7, 2025, the federal government will require your driver license, permit or ID card to be REAL ID compliant if you wish to use it as identification to board a domestic flight (within the U.S.), or enter military bases and certain federal facilities. You may also use an Enhanced driver license, permit, or non-driver ID or valid U.S. Passport or other identification acceptable to the federal government.
First-time applicants and children under the age of 16 can apply for a U.S. Passport right here through the Erie County Clerk's Office. Our staff is trained as Certified Passport Acceptance Agents.
Passport Applications are accepted Monday-Friday from 9:00am-4:30pm at Old County Hall, 92 Franklin Street, Buffalo and the County Clerk's Outreach Center, 1086 B Union Road, West Seneca (next to the Erie County Auto Bureau in Southgate Plaza)
NO APPOINTMENT is required.
At the request of the Passport Agency, we can no longer accept Passport Applications for travels who need to renew. Renewal applications are now to be submitted by the applicant and mailed to the address on the Renewal Application Form. Anyone applying for their first passport and requires expedited service can do so through the County Clerk's Office if you need your passport in less than 7-10 weeks. An additional $60 fee to expedite your passport is required. Expect to receive a passport in 5-7 weeks when applying for expedited service.
Those requiring a passport in under 4 weeks will need to schedule an appointment with the Buffalo Passport Office located at 111 Genesee Street Buffalo, NY 14203. Please call the Unites States Passport Agency at 1-877-487-2778.
We not only process NEW passport applications in our office, but we can also bring our services to you with PASSPORTS on the MOVE! Reservations are required for all Passport Outreach Events. Please call the Erie County Passport number below to schedule a PASSPORTS on the MOVE! outreach event or click on the Passport Outreach Events link via "Clerk on the Go" to find our next community event.
Forms & Resources
- New Passport Application (DS-11)
- Renewal Passport Application (DS-82)
- Check Passport Status
- Passport Pricing and Document Checklist
Passports Contact Info
Erie County Passport Office: (716) 858-8864
United States Passport Agency: 1-877-487-2778/1-888-874-7793 (TDD/TTY)
April 2, 2018 – Execution Fee increased to $35, per the US Department of State
December 27, 2021 - First-time or replacement adult passport fees increased by $20, per US Department of State
|Fees Payable to Department of State|
|Passport Card- Children under 16||$15.00|
|Passport Book- Children under 16||$100.00|
|Passport Book & Card||$160.00|
|Passport Book & Card- Children under 16||$115.00|
|Expedited Service Fee||$60.00|
|Fees Payable to Erie County Clerk|
|Passport Photo||$10.00 *|
No Cash, Debit or Credit Cards Can Be Accepted. Check or Money Order Only.
*Make Execution Fee and Photo checks payable to "Erie County Clerk"*
**Each Passport Book and/or Card Application requires one check for payment, per applicant, are to be made payable to "Department of State"**