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The library is your first stop for travel.

Get your passport application submitted with ease at the Fletcher Library in Hagerstown!


Passport Acceptance Facility Location

Passport Services are by appointment only! Please call to schedule your appointment as walk-ins will not be accepted. 

Alice Virginia & David W. Fletcher Branch Library     
100 S. Potomac St., Hagerstown, MD 21740 

Phone: 301-739-3250

Passport Services Hours    
Monday: 12-4 PM     
Tuesday & Thursday: 11 AM-3 PM     
Friday: 11 AM-4 PM

Services unavailable when the branch is closed. Please allow for wait times.


Passport Services Available

  • Passport Book and Card Applications
  • Passport Photos
  • Expedited Services

Please note that Washington County Free Library does not process renewals. Renewal forms may be picked up at the library or online at Travel.State.Gov

For estimated wait times and updates, go to Travel.State.Gov.

If you are traveling in less than two weeks, you must go directly to the nearest passport agency with proof of travel. Please call 1-877-487-2778 to schedule an appointment. The nearest passport agency is located in Washington DC at:

600 19th Street, N.W., First Floor, Sidewalk Level    
Washington, DC 20006

Life or Death Emergencies: If you have a life or death travel emergency outside of normal business hours (after 8 pm [ET] weekends, and holidays), please call 202-647-4000.


What You Need to Apply

All applicants, including infants and children, must be present to apply.

Proof of Citizenship
  • An original birth certificate issued by the government (featuring an official seal, signature, and names of both parents. Hospital certificates and photocopies are not allowed).
  • Or a Naturalization Certificate.
  • Or a previous U.S. passport.
    • Any previous U.S. passport book or U.S. passport card, unless it was lost or stolen. Please bring evidence in support of name change, if applicable.
  • AND Current proof of identity and copy of ID, front & back 
    • Example: valid driver’s license/State ID/Government or Military ID.
  • A Permanent Resident Card is also required for children of a Naturalized parent.
For Out-of-State Applicants
  • If you have out-of-state primary identification, you must present an additional ID document, as well. 
    • For example, if you apply in Maryland with a Virginia Driver’s License, you must present a second ID containing as much of the following information as possible: your photo, full name, date of birth and the document issuance date. 
  • Two separate payments for Department of State (DOS) and WCFL fees. Two separate payments must be made for each application. 
    • WCFL fees can be paid by check, money order, or credit card. 
    • DOS fees can only be paid by check or money order. 
Unsigned Application
  • A completed, unsigned Passport Application DS-11. 
  • Application must contain no cross-outs, white-out, or errors of any kind, and must be completed in black ink.
  • The Passport Application DS-11 form is available at the Fletcher Library Circulation desk or online through the Department of State here.
  • One color passport photograph taken within the last six months, two-inches square and sharp focus with a white background. 
    • These may be taken at the library for $15.
For Minors
  • Two parents with proof of relationship for applicants ages birth-15; or a parent with a notarized consent form DS-3053 and copy of both sides of non-appearing parent’s ID. Proof includes birth certificates and adoption papers.    
  • Or one parent for minors ages 16-17. 

About Your Passport

Online Passport Tracking  
The status of your application should be available online 7-10 days after applying.

For updated information regarding wait times, go to:

Passport Contacts  
The National Passport Information Center is available to answer your questions. If you have a travel emergency, please contact by telephone: 1-877-487-2778 or 1-888-874-7793 (TDD/TTY);


Passport Fee Chart

Two separate payments are required for each passport application processed. A separate check or money order made payable to the Department of State is required for each application. There is also a $35 Execution Fee payable to WCFL for each application.

Passport ServiceU.S. Department of State FeeLibrary Fee

Adult (ages 16 and over)

  • Book
  • Card


  • $130
  • $30


  • $35
  • $35

Juvenile (ages 15 and under)

  • Book
  • Card


  • $100
  • $15


  • $35
  • $35
Expedited Services (per application, if requested)+$60* 
Color Passport Photos (per person, if required) $15

*Expedited Service: Add $60 to the standard processing fees for faster service. 1-2 Day Delivery is also available at an additional cost.

For updated information regarding regular and expedited wait times, visit

All fees are non-refundable! Please note that execution fees are the same at all Passport Acceptance Facilities.


To obtain a Birth Certificate please visit:

Washington County Health Department    
1302 Pennsylvania Ave.    
Hagerstown, MD 21742    

Monday - Friday 8:00am - 5:00pm     
Vital Records: Monday - Friday 8:00am-2:00pm     

  • Birth Certificates may be obtained for a fee. Payments accepted: cash, credit card, check or money order made payable to: Washington County Health Department
  • You must present a valid, unexpired, government-issued photo ID.
  • Applicants must have been born in Maryland after 1939.
  • Only parents or legal guardians may obtain a child’s birth certificate (must provide proof of guardianship).


To obtain a Birth Certificate please visit:

Division of Vital Records     
Forum Place     
555 Walnut Street, First Floor Harrisburg, PA 17101-1914     
(717) 772-3480


Birth Certificates may be obtained for a fee payable by check or money order to: Vital Records.     
You must present valid government issued photo identification.     
Office hours are Monday – Friday 8:00am to 4:00pm, excluding State holidays.     
IMPORTANT: To obtain a PA Birth Certificate that meets the Dept of State criteria to apply for a US Passport, you must indicate that you are requesting a Birth Certificate for ‘Travel’ or ‘Passport’ purposes.     
Call each office directly for payment information

Adams County Clerk       
111 Baltimore St. Gettysburg, PA 17325-2312 (717) 334-6781

York County Clerk     
28 E. Market St. York, PA 17401-1501     
(717) 771-9675



Call each office directly for payment information. Additional information is located at

Office of Vital Statistics, Division of Public Health     
417 Federal Street, Dover, DE 19901     
(302) 744-4549

Vital Records Division     
899 North Capitol Street NE, Washington, DC 20002     

Division of Vital Records   
Department of Health & Mental Hygiene   
6550 Reisterstown Road, P.O. Box 68760, Baltimore, MD 21215-0036   
(410) 764-3038

NEW JERSEY             

Division of Vital Records   
Forum Place, 555 Walnut Street, First Floor, Harrisburg, PA 17101-1914   
(717) 772-3480

Division of Vital Records   
P.O. Box 1000, Richmond, VA 23218-1000   
(804) 662-6200

Vital Registration Office   
Room 165, 350 Capitol Street, Charleston, WV 25301-3701   
(304) 558-2931