Ohio Passport Offices – How to get a passport in Ohio

Ohio Passport Offices are located all over the state. The most convenient place you will find one is the post office. Other sites are courthouses, county clerk’s offices, and libraries. Every office has certified agents who will provide information and guidance on the forms and corresponding fees. After accepting documents and payments, they are packaged and sent to the processing center. The average process time is 4-6 weeks, and you will receive it in the mail.

At some acceptance sites, you may be able to expedite your application. This service has a fee which differs from the application fee. Ask if it is available and how to go about with this option. Also, some location may require an appointment. Make sure you have one before visiting. Below, is a list of some passport offices in Ohio.

Ohio Passport Offices

Facility Address City Phone
Akron Main Office Window Service 675 Wolf Ledges PKWY, Akron, OH 44309 Akron (330) 996-9921
Canton Main Post Office 2650 Cleveland Ave NW, Canton, OH 44771 Canton (330) 438-6451
Newburg Post Office 8745 Broadway Ave, Cleveland, OH 44105 Cleveland (216) 271-5490
MT Washington Station 6117 Campus Lane, Cincinnati, OH 45230 Cincinnati (513) 231-4020
Bexley Station 2935 E. Main St, Columbus, OH 43209 Columbus (614) 237-2830
Wright Brothers Station 1 Oakwood Ave, Dayton, OH 45409 Dayton (937) 294-2705
Toledo Main Post Office 435 S Saint Clair Street, Toledo, OH 43601 Toledo (419) 245-6931
Mahoning County Clerk of Courts – Auto Title DIV 345 Oakhill Ave, Suite 102, Youngstown, OH 44502 Youngstown (330) 740-2111

Expediting a Passport Application

Expediting a passport application is best when you need a passport sooner than the average processing time. You book a trip not realizing your passport expires soon or expired already. In this case, an expeditor can help with getting a passport in about two weeks. All you must do is provide the proof of travel and pay the expeditor and application fees.

If you have an emergency and must leave as soon as possible, a passport agency can help you get a passport in 24 hours. To get an appointment, call the National Passport Center at (877) 487-2778. Also, get the location of the nearest agency if one is not in Ohio. Most agencies are located in a Federal Building, so only a person with a meeting will be allowed inside. Currently, the nearest agency is in Philadephia. Below are the location and business hours.

Philadelphia Passport Agency
US Custom House
200 Chesnut Street, Room 103, Philadelphia, PA 19106

8:00 am to 3:00 pm
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday

10:15 am to 3:00 pm

By Appointment Only
Closed on Federal Holidays

REAL ID Act of 2005

The REAL ID Act is a law that requires every state to have a minimum security standard on all state-issued ID cards and driver’s licenses. How will this law affect you? Most Americans when flying from state to state using either their state-issued ID card or driver’s license as identification. Once this law is fully implemented, it will affect those commuters if their ID card does not have the security features. TSA agents have the authority to stop anyone from board their flight if they don’t meet security standards and that could be you. As of now, there are only a few states that have not change ID cards. This must be done by October 10, 2018; otherwise, a different type of identification must be used. Currently, TSA’s website has some options travelers can use instead. Here is a list of some from the site:

  • U.S. passport
  • U.S. passport card
  • DHS trusted traveler cards (Global Entry, NEXUS, SENTRI, FAST)
  • U.S. military ID (active duty or retired military and their dependents, and DoD civilians)
  • Permanent resident card
  • HSPD-12 PIV card

If you already possess one from the list, great! Just carry it with you when you go to the airport. From the list, the most likely document to get is a passport. Some advantages of getting a passport are it can be used to travel domestically and internationally, expires in 10 years (adults) or five years (minor), and is accepted anywhere in the world. So, if you don’t have one, now is the time to apply.


Below, there is a more detailed list of passport application acceptance facilities in Ohio. You can visit anyone to start the process or hire an expeditor to submit your documents.

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