The U.S. State Department is raising the price for first-time applicants and renewal of U.S. passport books. Effective Monday, Dec. 27, security surcharges for passport books will increase by $20. Updated fees are as follows, payable by check or money order to the U.S. Department of State:
New passport age 16 and over: $130
Passport under 16: $100
Renewal adult passport: $130
Other service charges for photos, expedited processing, or rush delivery are additional fees but remain unchanged. The Clerk’s $35 execution fee is also unchanged. These fees are payable with cash or credit card.
Applications received before Dec. 27 will be processed at the current rates.
Passport services are offered at the Clerk's three office locations in Bartow, Lakeland, and Winter Haven.