Apply for a Passport

The Canton Public Library is an authorized Passport Acceptance Facility and accepts U.S. Passport applications by appointment by calling 339-502-5721.

We offer appointments every afternoon, some evenings,and some mornings  Saturday hours are available from mid-September to mid-June only.

Minimum requirements for applying for a U.S. passport are:
  • DS-11 form filled out in black ink, Social Security # is required on the form.  Please print one-sided forms. The Dept. of State does not accept double-sided applications. 
  • Proof of Citizenship - Previous U.S. Passport, Original or certified copy of your Birth Certificate (must have both parents' names) 
  • Driver's License or valid government photo ID
  • Passport photo(s)
To obtain or renew a passport for a child under the age of 16, both parents must be present (with their photo IDs) along with the child. The original or certified copy of the child's Birth Certificate showing both parents' names is required even if a Passport was previously issued.

PLEASE NOTE: If you hold an existing passport that was issued in your current name within 15 years and after your 16th birthday you must renew by mail using Renewal Form DS-82.  

Adults: $110.00 book, $30.00 card, both valid for 10 years
Children: $80 book, $15.00 card, both valid for 5 years
Expedite Fee: an additional $60.00 per application
Ask us about overnight delivery options.
The Department of State only accepts Checks or Money Orders.
An execution fee of $35.00 (as of April 2, 2018) is payable to the library. We accept either check or cash. This fee is mandated by the Department of State and is the same at every Acceptance Facility.

Processing Times:
Routine service: 4-6 weeks
Expedite service: 2-3 weeks

The requirements, fees and processing times are subject to change. Please inform us if you are traveling in less than 6 weeks so that we can inform you of options to expedite your application.
Applicants are encouraged to visit the U.S. State Department website Passport Information Pages for the most up-to-date information. Plan ahead when traveling abroad: allow six weeks for processing your passport. 

If you are traveling internationally in less than 2 weeks or need to obtain a foreign visa within 4 weeks, we will be unable to accept your passport application.  You must call 1-877-487-2778 within 2 weeks of travel for 
an appointment at a Passport Agency. This line is available 24/7. The same application requirements will apply.  In addition, proof of travel will be required.  The nearest Passport Agency is:
Tip O'Neill Federal Building
10 Causeway Street, Room 247
Boston, Massachusetts 02222