Passport renewal fee increasing

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – If your passport is expiring any time soon, you may want to go ahead and renew it because the cost is about to go up. 

Starting April 2 the state department is increasing what it calls the execution fee from $25 to $35 dollars.  As a result, you'll have to pay $145 to renew your passport at the post office instead of $135. 

You can bypass the execution fee entirely by renewing your passport by mail. All you have to do is fill out this  form.