Avoid a passport application hassle by following these tips:
Apply months in advance. December through March is the busiest time of year, so plan ahead.
Find out what identification is required ahead of time.
Download the passport application form or pick one up in the Taxpayer Services department (located on the first floor in the Historic Courthouse) in advance. The form questions may require a bit of research.
Choose an application center, such as Blue Earth County Taxpayer Services, that takes passport photos.
Expedited passports can be processed for an additional fee. Please allow three weeks for processing. For more information, call the Taxpayer Services at (507) 304-4251.
If you are trying to get a passport in less than three weeks, we now have another option available. Call (507) 304-4251 for more information.
Hang on to your expired passport. In order to renew it, you must submit your most recent passport.