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Plainfield Charter Township
6161 Belmont Ave, NE
Belmont, MI  49306-9609

Phone: 616-364-8466
Fax: 616-364-6537

Office Hours:
Monday - Friday
7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.


U.S. Passports

Note: The Passport Office will be closed on Monday, May 5th and Tuesday, May 6th.

Important Passport Information

Plainfield Charter Township has been designated as a “Passport Application Acceptance Facility” since September 2001. We process passports Monday thru Friday from 9:00am to 12:00pm, 1:00pm to 3:30pm. Appointments are recommended, please call 616-364-8466.

Be prepared before applying. It is recommended that you visit the U.S. Department of State - Bureau of Consular Affairs passport website prior to applying for or renewing your passport. You can access that website at Here you will find the most current and up-to-date rules and regulations, forms, fees, required documentation, FAQ, etc.



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Click here for:
Online Passport Application Forms
Information Requirements
Passport Fees
Checking Status of Passport Application
Expedite Services

Key Points to Remember:

  • Routine service takes 4-6 weeks to process your passport.
  • Expedited service takes 2-3 weeks to process your passport for an additional charge of $60 per application.
  • The applicant must be present to apply for a passport.
  • If the applicant is UNDER 16, both parents are required to appear with the applicant when they apply for their passport. If one of the parents is unable to be present that parent must complete a Minor Consent Form #DS-3053, which is available at
  • If the applicant is 16 or 17, only one parent needs to appear with the applicant when they apply for their passport.
  • Plainfield Charter Township will only accept checks or money orders for payment. NO cash or credit card payments will be accepted.
  • Two checks/money orders are required. One payable to the US Department of State and the other payable to Plainfield Charter Township.
  • Plainfield Charter Township offers passport photo services for $10.00 per person.

Passport Card - The Department of State has developed a Passport Card as a more portable and less expensive alternative to the traditional passport book. The U.S. Passport Card can be used to enter the United States from Canada, Mexico, the Caribbean, and Bermuda at land border crossings or sea ports-of-entry. The passport card cannot be used for international travel by air.



Freedom of Information Act Requests (FOIA):

The Freedom of Information Act is a Michigan Statue that gives the public the right to documents regarding the affairs of government, public officials and public employees. Under the Act, a person has the right to inspect, copy or receive copies of "public records" of a "public body"

To make a Freedom of Information request, download the FOIA Request Form and fill in the information prior to bringing it to Township Hall. If you have any questions, please email , or call 616-364-8466. There are also charges that are associated with the Freedom of Information requests which can be viewed on this link.



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Notary Services:

The Clerk's Office, Manager's Office and Planning Department provide notary services to residents of Plainfield Charter Township free of charge.

A Notary is actually witnessing you sign a document, and not verifying the accurateness of the document being signed. Please do NOT PRE-SIGN your documents before coming into a notary's office. If you need a "Certified True Copy" of a document, you need to go to the place of origin to obtain it. A notary cannot certify a true copy of a document. If you have any questions email , or call (616) 364-8466.




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