The Auditor's Office accepts passport applications on Behalf of the U.S Department of State.
Citizens Planning International Travel may apply for their passports during regular business hours at the Auditor's office.
Items Need to apply:
Passport application – print legibly in black ink.
DO NOT sign until the application is presented to the accepting agent.
One passport photo – available at the Howard County Recorder’s office.
A certified copy of your birth certificate or previous passport. The birth certificate must be issued from the state or the county, NOT the hospital.
Driver’s license or other government issued photo ID.
Two checks for each application. Money orders are acceptable. We do not accept debit or credit cards.
Each person applying for a passport must present themselves to the acceptance agent, including children.
Parental consent is needed for minor children.
Special Requirements for Minors:
Appear in person at the time of application
Have a parent or guardian present photo identification if the minor does not have identification of his or her own
Establish parental consent ( You may be requested to provide written parental consent for a child age 16 or 17 if it is not implied on the application)
Passport applications are accepted in the Howard County, Iowa Auditor's Office Monday through Friday between the hours of 8:00 A.M - 4:30 P.M.