This office is in the process of deactivating as a US Passport Acceptance Facility and is not accepting new appointments. All existing appointments will be honored. Your application must be completed prior to arriving for your scheduled appointment; otherwise you may be considered late and may not be seen.
Applying for a U.S. Passport at our Office:
The Office of the Treasurer & Tax Collector in San Francisco is an authorized U.S. passport acceptance facility. A passport acceptance facility is an office that is federally authorized to accept passport applications for review and processing by the Department of State. In this role, our office is responsible for verifying the identity of passport applicants, ensuring that all of the required documentation is submitted, and accepting payment for the passport and related fees.
When applying at our acceptance office, it is important to note the following:
Receiving your Passport:
Your actual passport is not produced in our office. Your application and materials, once executed (processed) by our staff, are submitted to the U.S. Department of State for approval and issuance. Once approved, the passport is produced and then mailed directly to the applicant by one of various federal passport agency centers.
There are no additional fees charged when applying at an acceptance office. However, when you apply for your passport at an acceptance office, the standard fees are split into two separate payments - the "passport fee" and the "execution fee" ($25 per application, effective February, 2008).
- The main "passport fee" will be attached to the application by our staff and forwarded to the U.S. Department State. For this reason, we can only accept this payment in the form of check, money order or other bank draft (made out to "U.S. Dept. of State"). Neither cash nor credit or debit cards can be used at this acceptance office to pay this part of the fee.
- The "execution fee", however, is paid directly to the acceptance facility at which you are applying. Here at the Office of the Treasurer & Tax Collector, we can accept cash, check, money order, or other bank drafts (made out to "S.F. Tax Collector").
Our office is open Monday through Friday (excluding holidays) by appointment only from 9:00am to 3:30pm. We are located at City Hall, Room 140, 1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place, San Francisco, CA 94102.
For more information on passport application requirements please see: http://travel.state.gov/passport/get/first/first_830.html