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How do I Apply for a Passport

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The Register of Deeds accepts passport applications on behalf of the U.S. Department of State. 

U.S. citizens planning international travel may apply for their passports at the Dare County Register of Deeds Office Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Appointments are appreciated, but walk-ins are welcome. To schedule an appointment, please call 252-475-5970. Please note: we are a Passport Acceptance Facility and not a Passport Agency.

What to Bring

For application forms, information on documentation required, fees and other passport and international travel information, visit the official website for travel information at  


Application Fees: The U.S. Department of State fees are collected at the time of application by the Register of Deeds. Fees will vary based what type of passport you are applying for. Click here to view the United States Passport Fees.

  • Checks (personal, certified, cashier's, traveler's) and money orders payable to "U.S. Department of State"
  • Credit and debit cards CANNOT be accepted

$35 Execution (Acceptance) Fee Paid Separately to Register of Deeds:

  • Money orders
  • Personal checks and cash 
  • Credit cards and Debit cards

The Application and Execution fee are non-refundable. They are collected and retained by law even if a passport is not issued.

Dare County Register of Deeds
Dare County Justice Center
962 Marshall C. Collins Drive
Room 165A
Manteo, North Carolina 27954

Other locations to apply: 

North Carolina Passport Acceptance Facilities in Dare County. One is located in the Kitty Hawk Post Office located at 3841 North Croatan Highway, Kitty Hawk,  NC 27949. The other is located on Hatteras Island at the Buxton Post Office located at 48042 NC Highway 12, Buxton, NC 27920.

*An appointment is required to apply for or renew US Passports at this location. Please call 919-420-5343 to arrange your appointment.

Click here to visit the U.S. Department of the State Website for Information on How to Apply for a Passport.