U.S. Passport Execution Fee Will Increase in April
If you have always wanted a passport, now may be the best time to apply for one at the Manatee County Clerk’s Office before the passport execution fee goes up. This fee, which is administered and set by the U.S. Department of State, is increasing in the near future. Effective April 2, 2018, the U.S. Department of State is increasing the passport execution fee from $25 to $35. The execution fee only applies to U.S. passport applicants using the DS-11 form, such as first-time applicants over 16, children under 16, and applicants who re-apply after reporting their previous passport lost or stolen.
The passport $10 fee increase does not apply to adults eligible to renew their passports by mail using the DS-82 form. Renewal customers can mail their application and supporting documentation directly to the Department of State.
For your convenience, the Manatee County Clerk of Courts can process a new passport application. When applying, two separate forms of payment are required; one for our office and one for the Department of State. The Clerk’s Office can also take your photo for an additional $16.05 fee.