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Need some help with the process of getting your passport?

We can help you get everything ready, take your photo, and apply!


Change in State Operations for Passport Services – Effective June 12, 2020

To prevent the spread of COVID-19 and protect our workforce and customers, we significantly reduced passport operations in March 2020. We temporarily suspended expedited passport processing and restricted service to cases involving life-or-death emergencies. As global conditions evolve and U.S. states begin to reopen, we are resuming operations in phases. We ask for your patience as we safely work on your application.

As of Monday, June 15, a total of 12 passport agencies and centers will be in phase one of our three-phase reopening plan. Eleven of these agencies and centers entered phase one on June 11. Go to our Passport Agency and Center page for more information.

Learn more about Ohio's current state of operations and plans to reopen in phases on our COVID-19 Update page and our Frequently Asked Questions page.           


Passport Service

The Main Library accepts passport applications on behalf of the U.S. Department of State. We can help you through the whole process from taking the photo to filling and submitting the forms.

Form execution ($35)
Photo services ($10)

Appointments can be made during regular hours. 
Please call 419-521-3110 to schedule an appointment.

Tuesday-Thursday       (10 AM - 7 PM) 
Saturday                       (10 AM -4 PM)


Apply for a Passport


Some fees are paid directly to the U.S. Department of State and others are paid directly to MRCPL. We advise you to call ahead to the Main Library before you visit to determine what you need.

Different passport fees may apply depending on your situation.


• When applying for a new passport, a check (personal, certified, cashier's, traveler's) or money order must accompany the passport application, made payable to the "U.S. Department of State."
• Expedited two- to three-week service will require an additional fee to the "U.S. Department of State".
• There is a $35 execution fee for each new passport, payable by cash, personal check, or money order to the Mansfield/Richland County Public Library.

• A passport photo fee of $10, is payable by cash, check, or money order to the Mansfield/Richland County Public Library.

Credit and debit cards CANNOT be accepted.

Passport Renewal

If you are renewing an expired adult passport issued within the last 15 years, you will have to apply by mail.  Renewal forms are available online at


Frequently Asked Questions

For more information about costs, U.S. Citizenship, proof of identity requirements or to download applications, visit the U.S. Department of State travel website,, or call the National Passport Center, 877-487-2778. The U.S. Department of State has the sole responsibility for examining applications and issuing passports.


How long does it take to receive my passport?

Application processing usually takes six to eight weeks. Expedited service is available for an additional fee, which reduces the processing time to as little as two to four weeks.

Where can I get information about the status of my application?
Status information is available through the National Passport Center877-487-2778.


Where can I get a copy of my birth certificate?

If you were born in Ohio, visit: page. If you were born in another state, visit the CDC’s page with links to each state’s vital records contact information and website.

Can I apply for a visa at the library?
Passport application acceptance agencies do not handle visas. A visa is an endorsement or stamp placed by officials of a foreign country on a U.S. passport that allows the bearer to visit that foreign country. Foreign entry requirements vary by country. See the Special Issuance Agency page for information

Can I get a passport for my child?

All applications for children under 16 require both parents or legal guardians to be present during the application process. 
Birth certificates must be submitted for all children showing the parental relationship (even if the child has had a previous passport). Teens age 16 and 17 must appear in person.






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43 West Third Street
Mansfield, OH 44902
(419) 521-3100

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Fri: 10 AM - 5 PM
Sat: 10 AM - 2 PM

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