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County Clerk to Hold Outreach Event with AAA Western and Central New York in Orchard Park

Erie County, NY- Erie County Clerk Michael P. Kearns announced that his office will be conducting a “Passports on the Move” outreach on Tuesday, September 19th from 5pm to 7pm at the AAA Travel and Insurance Center located at 3475 Amelia Drive in Orchard Park.

This community event is for first-time passport applicants only.  Reservations are required and can be made by contacting the Erie County Clerk’s Outreach Center at (716) 858-8864.

“I am pleased to bring this popular service to residents of Orchard Park and the surrounding areas, along with our community partners at AAA of Western and Central New York,” said County Clerk Kearns. “Our main objective is to make County government more customer-centered, including offering easily accessible locations for travelers to apply for their passport.”

Applicants will be able to apply for a passport card, passport book or both. Payment must be in the form of check or money order. No cash or credit cards will be accepted.  “I encourage anyone planning an upcoming winter vacation or college students preparing for a semester abroad to schedule an appointment for our ‘Passports on the Move’ event as the current wait time for to receive a passport can be as along as 13 weeks,” Kearns stated.

A certified copy of birth certificate and proof of identity such as a current New York State driver’s license or non-driver identification card is required in order for any application to be accepted. Passport photos can be taken on-site and are available for $8.95 for AAA members and $12.95 for non-members.

Current passport holders with less than 6 months validity remaining are encouraged to follow the instructions on how to renew their passport by mail at Passport applications, a list of all required documents and a schedule of fees are available by visiting or by contacting the Erie County Clerk’s Office Outreach Center at (716) 858-8864.