Passport Acceptance Services at the Library

Passport services we provide:

  • First-time passports.
  • Replacement of lost, stolen, or damaged passports.
  • Renewals for passports issued before the applicant was 16 years old - original birth certificate is required.
  • Renewals for expired passports issued more than 15 years ago.
  • All other renewals can be accomplished via the mail-in renewal form.

Appointments are required

Please schedule your appointment online.

Please come prepared

The U.S. State Department's Passport website provides a list of forms and documents needed for a successful application.  Late arrivals and/or incomplete applications will require rescheduling. 

Passports for children

  • Applicants ages 0-15 years - BOTH parents and applicant/child must be present.
  • Applicants ages 16 and 17 - only ONE parent and the applicant/child need to be present.


Passport fees are set by the U.S. State Department.  Only checks or money orders can be accepted for payment.  Bring two checks - one for the State Department for passport fees AND one for the San Mateo Public Library for the $35 execution fee. 

Additional Passport Acceptance Agency Locations

If the Library's service hours are unable to meet your needs, please visit the Passport Facility Search Page to find alternate locations.