Applying for a Passport
HOURS: Applications for passports are accepted from 8:00 am to 4:30 pm, Monday through Friday, except major holidays - see list below, at the Taxpayer Services department located in the Historic Courthouse. You must arrive at the Taxpayer Services department no later than 4:30 p.m. with all the necessary papers and completed applications.
You can download and fill out a passport application (DS-11) before visiting the Taxpayer Services department. Use black ink only when completing any forms and do not sign your name until you present the application to us. You will need Adobe Acrobat Reader to view and print the passport application.
The passport application forms have four pages of instructions which should be read before filling in the two pages of information. The pages that you fill in, need to be printed on two separate pages. They cannot be printed on the front and back of one page.
Passport fees to the US Department of State MUST BE MADE BY CHECK OR MONEY ORDER. Please visit the Passport Fees page for complete details.
Receipt of the passport averages eight weeks from the time of application. Expedited services are available. Call (507) 304-4251 for details and cost.
News Release on REAL ID Act from Homeland Security.
CLOSED ON MAJOR HOLIDAYS:
New Year's Day
Martin Luther King Jr. Day
Thanksgiving Day & the Friday after