Each application must be accompanied by a certified birth certificate or previous United States Passport, and two passport photos. A valid drivers license must be presented as proof of identity at the time of application.
Per Public Law 106-113, Section 236, when applying for passports for children under the age of 14, both parents or legal guardian must appear or documentation must be submitted as to why that is not possible.
All applicants under age 14 must appear in the Clerk's office and be accompanied by both parents to process the passport application. This change took effect February 14, 2004
Children age 14 through 17 must appear in person accompanied by a parent or legal guardian with certified documentation.