Passport Services

Passport services are available in the Auditor's Office, our acceptance hours are from 8 a.m-4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. No appointment is required

Passport Fee Increase: 
First-time Adult Passport Book---$130.00 with a $35.00 acceptance fee
First-time Adult Passport Card---$30.00 with a $35.00 acceptance fee

Minor Passport Book---$100.00 with a $35.00 acceptance fee
Minor Passport Card---$15.00 with a $35.00 acceptance fee

Processing Times: Routine Services:     8 to 11 Weeks
                                 Expedited Services: 5 to 7 Weeks 
                                 Expedited at Agency (Agency is located in Minneapolis: Limited appointments): Must have international travel with-in 72 hours (3 business days)

These processing times apply to applications submitted by mail and in-person at an acceptance facility in your community. Most acceptance facilities such as post offices, clerks of court, and libraries are open and accepting passport applications. Apply by mail when possible because it is a safe, contactless option for certain services.

Use USPS' Priority Mail Express: We are experiencing delays in receiving passport applications due to unprecedented mail volume and other COVID-19 impacts on the U.S. Postal Service (USPS). If you plan to expedite your passport application due to upcoming travel plans, we recommend that you send your application using USPS’ Priority Mail Express. 

Apply Early: Because of increases in COVID-19 cases and local health conditions, we have an extremely limited number of appointments for in-person service if you are traveling in the next 72 hours (3 business days). Agencies and centers in phase zero are offering appointments for customers with life-or-death emergencies only. In phases one, two, and three, agencies and centers are prioritizing customers with life-or-death emergencies and offering an extremely limited number of appointments if you have urgent travel in the next 72 hours (3 business days) for reasons other than a life-or-death emergency. Go to our Passport Agency and Center page for more information. 

Use Self-Service Tools Online: Our call center is experiencing extremely high call volumes with longer-than-usual wait times. You can get your questions answered immediately by using one of the self-service tools available on our site 24 hours a day, seven days a week. 

*Due to nationwide variations in staffing and temporary closures of some facilities due to COVID-19 cases, a small percentage of routine applications are taking longer than 12 weeks to process. If you applied for routine service more than 12 weeks ago and have not received your passport yet, we may also have sent you a letter requesting additional information to continue processing your application. Please respond to this letter

Learn more on our COVID-19 Update page and our Frequently Asked Questions page

International Travel Information

U.S Visas