Passports

The Auditor/Treasurer's Office is a Passport Acceptance Facility for new passports, passports that expired more than fifteen (15) years ago, were issued to a minor, or passports that have been lost, stolen or damaged. We are available to process passport applications from 8:00 am to 3:30 pm, Monday thru Friday. We do not actually create the passports in our office, but accept applications, supporting documents, fees etc. to be sent to the Passport Processing Facility.

There are two products available for a passport:

U.S. Passport Book: This is the most common type of passport requested. The U.S. passport book is used to enter the United States from any international land border crossing, sea ports-of-entry and travel by air. The book is valid for ten (10) years for ages 16 and older, five (5) years for minors under 16 years of age.

U.S. Passport Card: The U.S. passport card is used to enter the United States from Canada, Mexico, the Carribean, and Bermuda at land border crossings or sea ports-of-entry. The passport card cannot be used for international travel by air. The card is smaller and less expensive than a passport book. The card is valid for ten (10) years for ages 16 and older, five (5) years for minors under 16 years of age.

How to Apply

We highly encourage you to visit the U.S. Department of State's website to obtain the most current and complete information for obtaining or renewing a passport. The U.S. Department of State's website is also an invaluable travel resource; relaying the most up to date information on travel warnings, helpful information for international travel and so much more. You may also contact the National Passport Information Center at 1-877-487-2778 or 1-877-874-7793 (TDD/TTY) for current information, questions or to schedule an appointment at a Processing Facility for immediate/emergency travel.

You will need to bring at least the following items, along with the appropriate fees:

  • Application Form(you may complete and print the form on-line through the US Department of State's website or complete an application at our office)
  • Picture ID (driver's license, military identification, etc.)
  • Birth Certificate (certified by your birth state's Office of Vital Records, not the souvenir certificate from the hospital with your foot prints on it)
  • One passport photo (must meet passport regulations)

Fees
You must include a check or money order for the US Department of State's fee. We will accept payment for the Kanabec County fee by cash, check, money order, credit* or debit* card.
*Surcharge applies

U.S. Passport  Book          
  Passport Fee to the US Department of State   Execution Fee to Kanabec County   Total Fee
Adults $110   $25   $135
Minors $80   $25   $105
Adult Renewal $110   $0   $110


U.S. Passport Card          
  Passport Fee to the US Department of State   Execution Fee to Kanabec County   Total Fee
           
Adults $30   $25   $55
Minors $15   $25   $40
Adult Renewal $30   $0   $30


Passports take approximately six weeks to process. If your travel plans require a passport sooner than that, there are other options available to you to expedite your passport. Please note that this will also increase the overall price of the passport.

Please be advised that the Passport Processing Facility is the final adjudicator of your passport. While we strive to ensure you are submitting all of the required and appropriate documentation, you may be asked to submit additional or different documentation to support your passport application. Please respond promptly and directly to the Passport Processing Facility for all requests for additional documentation.