The City of Lake Forest is an acceptance agent for the United States Passport Service. Effective July 1, 2019 there will be “appointment only” service from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday thru Friday and “walk-in” service hours from 9 a.m. to 12 noon daily.  


Monday-Friday 9:00 a.m. to 12 noon


Monday-Friday 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

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City of Lake Forest City Hall
25550 Commercentre Drive, Suite 100
Lake Forest, CA 92630
Office: (949) 461-3420

The City of Lake Forest offers the following services:

NO Credit or Debit Cards accepted.          


If you are a first-time applicant or your previous passport was issued more than 15 years ago, you must appear in person. 

It is mandatory that applicants, under the age of 16, appear with both parents/legal guardians. If one parent is absent, the applying parent must present a notarized consent document, or court document proving sole custody, or a death certificate. 

Applicants 16 to 17 years old can apply on their own if they have a valid government-issued identification such as a Driver's License or Identification Card, however it is recommended at least one parent accompany the applicant for parental awareness.

Bring these six items with you to your appointment:

  • In black ink, a completed, UNSIGNED application.
  • Evidence of U.S. citizenship in the form of one of the following:
    • Previous U.S. Passport
    • Certified copy of the applicant's birth certificate
    • Certificate of Naturalization
  • Identification
    • Current, valid driver's license 
    • Government ID: city, state, or federal
    • Military ID: military and dependents
  • Passports
    • Photo Service is available from the City Clerk for $10, OR
    • Bring one (1) color passport photo, 2" x 2" in size, taken within the past six (6) months.    


Check or Money Order Only, payable to U.S. Department of State
Cash, Check, or Money Order, payable to City
Fees (2 separate payments)
Adult Passport Book & Card Fees (Age 16 & older)
Passport Book$110$35$145
Passport Card$30$35$65
Passport Card and Book$140$35$175
Children Passport Book & Card Fees (Age 15 & older)
Passport Book$80$35$115
Passport Card$15$35$50
Passport Card and Book$95$35$130
Additional Services & Fees
Passport Photo$10.00
Expedite Fee (Approx. 2-3 weeks processing time)$60.00
Priority Mail (Renewal applications)$7.35

  • Each application requires separate checks for each.
    • Currently Express Mail service is not available for passport cards.


Most renewals can be done by mail. If you have a passport that was issued less than 15 years ago and you were at least 16 years old when it was issued, you may be able to submit a self-service renewal. Please visit the U.S. Department of State - Passports by Mail page to see if you qualify to use the service.

Renewal applications accepted and mailed to the City Clerk's Office will charge $7.35 for priority mail with tracking fee (may be subject to U.S. Post Office increases).