Passport Information

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Passports will not be processed after 4:00 p.m.       
Bring the following items to the McLeod County Recorders Office at the North Complex  
  1. Application -   USE BLACK INK ONLY AND DO NOT SIGN!
  2. Certified Birth Certificate from County or State Level. (Not hospital certificate or Notice of Registration from State.) Certified Copy has to include: Name, Date of Birth, Date of Filing.
  3. 1 Passport Picture. Available at the McLeod County Recorders Office for an additional $12.00. You may have them taken on your own at Target, Walmart, or Walgreens. Fees may vary.
  4. Valid Driver's License for identification.
  5.  Minors under 16 must appear with BOTH parents and both must have a valid Driver’s License. 
Passport Book Processing Fees
Ages Regular Fees Expedited Fee
Adult: (16 & Over)
$110.00 CHECK to:                         US Dept of State
$35.00 Cash or Check to:                McLeod County Recorder
Under 16
$80.00 CHECK to:                         US Dept of State
$35.00 Cash or check to:               McLeod County Recorder
Passport Card Processing Fees
Ages Regular Fees
Adult: (16 & Over)
$30.00 CHECK to:                                                US Dept of State
$35.00 Cash of Check to:                                     McLeod County Recorder
Under 16
$15.00 CHECK to:                                                 US Dept of State
$35.00 Cash or Check to:                                      McLeod County Recorder
  1. Normal Passports are taking up to 8 weeks. If leaving in less than 8 WEEKS, you may EXPEDITE the Passport application by paying a $60.00 expedite fee per passport, PLUS $17.13 if you would like 1-2 day delivery service fee.  These fees are paid to the US Dept of State.  If you would like the passport book returned via Express Mail it is $26.35 payable to McLeod County Recorder.
Four Week EXPEDITE Passport - Pay the expedite and express mail fees.
TWO Week EXPEDITE Passport – Need Copy of Itinerary or Copy of Airline Tickets showing departure date and pay the expedite and express mail fees.
1.              Must submit that passport.
2.              Must have been at least 16 years of age when most recent passport was issued.
3.              Was issued most recent passport less than 15 years ago.
4.              Uses the same name as most recent passport or has proper documentation to prove name change.
5.              Fee $110.00 – you mail it in yourself.
Questions go to  or call us at 320-864-1290.

Additional information: The U.S. Department of State highly recommends that all U.S. citizens utilize the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP). It is a free service provided by the U.S. Government to U.S. citizens who are traveling to, or living in a foreign country.  STEPallows you to enter information about your upcoming trip abroad so that the Department of State can better assist you in an emergency.  STEP also allows Americans residing abroad to get routine information from the nearest U.S. embassy or consulate.  See the STEP website to register: