Passports

The Sherburne County Recorder's Office is an acceptance agent for passport applications.

Please make note of the following requirements for passport application:

  • All applicants must be ready to apply in person at least 1/2 hour prior to closing to assure enough processing time.
  • Valid Photo ID
  • Certified birth certificate
    can be obtained from the Recorder's Office for a $26 fee if the applicant was born in MN after 1935
  • Effective January 9, 2017, all customers applying for a passport using form DS-11 must submit a clear copy of their citizenship evidence in addition to their original or certified copy of U.S. citizenship.
  • Passport photo
    can be obtained from the Recorder's Office for a $15.00 fee
  • Passport fee payments accepted as follows:
    • personal checks
    • certified checks
    • money order
    • cash payment may be acceptable in some cases, please call to verify
    • credit/debit cards may ONLY be used for the Execution Fee.


Here are some tips to help you get faster service:

  • Fill out the passport application ahead of time
    download application forms from the Passport Services website.
  • Avoid the rush:
    • Avoid the lunch hour or end of the day.
    • Avoid days right before or after holidays.
    • Be aware that we may be busier during school breaks (passport season).

Passport Fees - allow 4-6 weeks for processing
Application fee and Execution fee must be paid separately.Fees Effective as of Jan 23rd, 2017
what are you applying for?application fee execution
fee
total w/out photo total w/ photo
Passport Book
age 16 and over
$110.00$25.00 $135.00 $150.00
Passport Book
under age 16
$80.00$25.00 $105.00 $120.00
Passport Card
age 16 and over
$30.00$25.00 $55.00 $70.00
Passport Card
under age 16
$15.00$25.00 $40.00 $55.00
Passport Photo only
n/a n/a n/a $15.00
Expedited Service - allow 2-3 weeks for processing
Application fee and Execution fee must be paid separately.Fees Effective as of Jan 23rd, 2017
what are you applying for?application fee execution
fee
total w/out photo total w/ photo
Passport Book
age 16 and over
$185.45$48.75 $234.20 $249.20
Passport Book
under age 16
$155.45$48.75 $204.20 $219.20
Passport Card
age 16 and over
$90.00$48.75 $138.75 $153.75
Passport Card
under age 16
$75.00$48.75 $123.75 $138.75

NOTE: All Returned Checks are subject to a $30.00 charge


Passport Renewal

  • Must be completed and mailed by the applicant
  • The County cannot accept or mail renewal applications

You may use Renewal Form DS-82
if your previous passport:

  • was issued when you were 16 or older
  • was issued in the last 15 years
  • was issued under the same name
  • is not damaged
  • is submitted with your application

The passport fees for adults eligible to apply by mail using form DS-82: Application for a US Passport by Mail, are $110 for the passport book and $30 for the passport card.

Make Checks payable to US Department of State

Additional information, (including mailing address)


Related Information:

  • Minneapolis Passport Agency
    To apply at the agency, you must schedule an appointment by calling toll-free at 1-877-487-2778, open 24 hours/day. When you make the appointment you must let them know you are planning on applying at the Minneapolis Passport Agency.
  • June 1, 2009 - U. S. citizens entering the United States at sea or land ports of entry are required to have documents that comply with the Western Hemisphere Travel Initiative, most commonly a U. S. Passport or a Passport Card.
Recorder Contact:

Sherburne County Govt Center
ATTN: Recorder
13880 Business Center Dr NW
Elk River, MN 55330-1692

Office Location & Hours

Phone: 763-765-4420
800-719-2826
Fax: 763-765-3271

recorder@co.sherburne.mn.us
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