Photo to finish passport services - with no appointment necessary!
Passport applications and pictures are currently taken at our Elyria and Lorain Auto Title and Passport offices. For news and updates on our Auto Title and Passport offices please visit our Facebook page.
Main Auto Title & Passport Office
Lorain County Administration Building
226 Middle Avenue
Elyria, Ohio 44036-0758
Hours of Operation
Monday through Friday
8:15 am to 4:30 pm
Auto Titles, Watercraft Titles and Registrations, and Passports
Lorain Branch Auto Title & Passport Office
621 Broadway Avenue
Lorain, Ohio 44052
(Next to Lorain Palace Theater. Additional parking in rear of building.)
Hours of Operation
8:15 am to 6:30 pm
Tuesday through Friday
8:15 am to 4:30 pm
Auto Titles, 30-day tags with title transfer, Watercraft Titles, Watercraft Registrations, and Passports
Complete Passport Service
For a full checklist of what you need to bring, please check with the U.S. Department of State
PROCESSING TIME FOR ROUTINE SERVICE: Plan ahead and apply well in advance of your travel dates. Processing time fluctuates, and we are unable to provide an exact timeline on when you will receive your passport. Please note that processing time does NOT include mailing time. Application status can be tracked on the travel.state.gov website.
As of December 18, 2023, processing time for Routine Service is 6-8 weeks.
Routine Service (Form DS-11)
Two payments are required: one for the passport or passport card fee, and a separate payment for the execution fee. Please see: Costs of a U.S. Passport or Passport Card for total costs.
Expedited Service (Form DS-11 Only)
- Expedited Service requirements will be determined by the U.S. State Department.
- Additional Cost: $60 (plus postage for overnight delivery)
As of December 18, 2023, processing time for Expedited Service is 2-3 weeks.
- Cost: $15 for the required 2-inch by 2-inch photograph
You can save yourself valuable time by having your application completed before coming to either of our offices. Application forms can be downloaded from Travel.state.gov. Please make sure you are not using outdated or obsolete forms.
- Can you give us any legal advice on my case?
Please understand that the Clerk's office is prohibited by law to give any legal advice. If you do not have a family attorney, you should contact the Lorain County Bar Association or the telephone directory for any attorney referral. Call the Legal Aid Society of Lorain County to see if you qualify for their service.
- Can I file my documents over the internet?
No. Electronic filing is not available at this time.
- I'm looking for a certain case and it is not showing up, can you please tell me why?
There may be several reasons. First, try conducting your search online with variations in the spelling of the name. For example, "James Smith" may be indexed as "Jim Smith." Second, our online case dockets start from October of 1987. Case information prior to that date is not available online. These records are available in our office from 8 am to 4 pm, Monday through Friday, in our Records Department.
- I would like a marriage license and copy of my will.
Contact Lorain County Probate Court or visit us at:
225 Court Street
Elyria, OH 44035
- Can you tell me if you have any case on a particular person?
You may search the index yourself for cases filed here since October, 1987. Be advised some case types may not be publicly available for viewing on the website.
- Several years ago, a judgment was rendered against me. I have paid that judgment in full, so why does it still show up in your files?
The fact that the case was filed, a judgment was rendered, and the judgment was satisfied remains part of the public record. Our office has no authority to remove any cases from the public record absent a law or court order to the contrary.
- Can you take Pictures for Passport or Carrying a Concealed Weapon (CCW) applications?
Yes, both of our title office locations can provide photo service, no appointment needed. These photos are suitable for passport or CCW applications. The cost is $15 per picture.