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Cayuga County Clerk: Passport Office in Auburn NY

Informative guide about passports with specific details for Cayuga County Clerk, a passport office in Auburn. Local passport offices like this Auburn passport office are passport application sealing facilities only (AKA an "Acceptance Agent").

Cayuga County Clerk
160 Genesee St
Auburn, NY 13021
Hours of Operation Shown in (EST)
9:00AM - 4:45PM
9:00AM - 4:45PM
9:00AM - 4:45PM
9:00AM - 4:45PM
9:00AM - 4:45PM

Handicap Accessible (ADA): Yes

Passport Photos: Yes, the Cayuga County Clerk takes passport photographs onsite - Please review our guide to Passport Photos, it has a lot of great information about the specifics of passport photos. We have also compiled a list of places to get passport photos in Auburn.

Auburn Passport Office: Cayuga County Clerk Location Overview

Cayuga County Clerk is an acceptance agent/passport office. For passport service in Auburn, NY you can go here for passport help. Cayuga County Clerk is a County / State facility that is able to witness your signature and seal your passport documents - standard processing is 4-8 weeks. This office DOES NOT issue passports, they will send your passport forms directly to a regional passport facility. There are 2 other passport acceptance agent offices located in Auburn. Cayuga County Clerk is located in Auburn County, New York.

About Cayuga County Clerk

Cayuga County Clerk is not a passport issuance facility and you will NOT receive a passport on-site there. This facility is an acceptance agent, the Cayuga County Clerk is sort of like a special notary for the Department of State / Passport Agency in which they can "Witness" your signature and officially "Seal" your application and documents. There is a separate $35 fee for this that is paid at the time of sealing.

Needs to visit an acceptance agent
New Passports Application (Child or Adult)
Lost / Damaged Passport Replacement

No Need to visit an acceptance agent
Passport Renewal
Passport Name Change Application

Passport Processing Times at Cayuga County Clerk

Standard Processing - Because of Covid-19, the current processing times are 10-12 weeks after submitting an application.

Expedited Processing - You can pay an extra $60 when sealing your documents at Cayuga County Clerk to get your passport quicker, typically in 4-6 weeks.

Emergency Processing - (NOT AVAILABLE at Cayuga County Clerk): If you have proof of travel within 3 days you can request an emergency appointment at one of the regional passport offices close to Auburn. Also see our info about 3rd-party passport expediters.

Nearest Regional Passport Offices to Auburn, NY

Buffalo Passport Agency - 101.9 Miles
New York Passport Agency - 174 Miles
Connecticut Passport Agency - 175.7 Miles

Passport Services Offered at Cayuga County Clerk

Passport Forms - If you need to pick up a physical pre-printed application that you can fill out by hand, the Cayuga County Clerk will have pre-printed passport forms. You may also get passport forms from our website and print them on your own printer.

Passport Document Sealing / Passport Application Signature Witness - Cayuga County Clerk is an official Acceptance Agent as appointed by the Department of State. Certain municipal and postal employees at this location are authorized to "Witness" your signature (kind of like a notary).
NOTE: not required for passport renewals
Acceptance Agent fee is $35 (see more about Acceptance Agent Fees)

4-6 week passport expediting / 10-12-week standard passport service - These are the standard processing times for passports, please see processing times for Cayuga County Clerk.

Passport Photos - They can take and print your passport photos on site, typically $10-15.

Cayuga County Clerk Service Area Radius

This passport office is located in - Cayuga County and serves the passport needs for residents of other nearby zipcodes including: 13021, 13024, 13022, 13034, 13160, 13147, 13153, 13152, 13117, 13119, 13148, 13060, 13026, 13139, 13166, 13140, 13108, 13065, 13080

Frequently asked questions

How fast can I get a passport at Cayuga County Clerk?

Cayuga County Clerk does not issue passports, they are sent to a central processing facility, it will take at a minimum of 4 weeks if using expedited service and up to 12 weeks for standard processing.

I need a passport sooner than that, what are my options?

It's about 210 miles roundtrip, so it is pretty far from Auburn to Buffalo Passport Agency, the closest passport issuing agency. You might want to consider using a passport expediting service to save you the time of going there yourself.

Does Cayuga County Clerk charge for passports?

Cayuga County Clerk is an acceptance agent, Cayuga County Clerk does not issue passports – they do however charge the standard $35 acceptance agent fee to seal your documents, this is only required for new or replacement passport applications; renewals do not need to be sealed and thus no acceptance agent fee is required. Please see our detailed information on passport fees.

Can I get walk-in passport service at Cayuga County Clerk?

If by walk-in service you mean get your passport there at Cayuga County Clerk? Then no. They do not issue passports, you can get walk-in passport issuance at a regional passport facility only, not local acceptance agent facilities; passport are sent to a central processing location.

Does Cayuga County Clerk do passport renewals?

If you have your expired or soon-to-be expired passport, it is in good condition and the validity period on your expired passport was for 10-years, then you do not even need to visit an acceptance agent. You can do your application online, print-it and send it in with new passport photos, the old passport, and the required passport fees. See our guide about passport renewals to renew your passport yourself.

Can Cayuga County Clerk tell me about the status of my application?

No, they are acceptance agents and have nothing to do with the application once they witness your signature and seal your application. Once an application is in-process, Cayuga County Clerk will not be able to assist any further.

Does Cayuga County Clerk take passport photos?

Yes, you can get your passport photos taken there. Here are a list of additional locations in Auburn that takes passport photos.

What forms of payment does Cayuga County Clerk accept?

You can pay for the acceptance agent fees and passport phtos (if you have them taken at Cayuga County Clerk) with cash, check, debit card, or money order. Your passport application fees will be paid separately by check or money order only.