Passport Acceptance Facility

Passport Application Hours:
 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
 After 3:00 p.m. by appointment only
 No Passport Photos after 3:30 p.m.

Visit the U.S Passports and International Travel website for answers to questions, what you will need to bring with you when you apply, fee information, and application forms. Electronic U.S. birth certificates cannot be used for citizenship. Original or certified copies only, will be accepted.  The Passport Acceptance Facility is located in the Planning & Zoning Office.   Routine processing of a passport application now takes 7-10 weeks, and expedited processing (for an additional $60) takes 3-5 weeks. Processing times now begin the day applications are received at the passport agency or center, not on the day the customer applied for a passport at an acceptance facility.  Please call 218-631-7604 before coming to the agency to apply for a passport or renewal, to be sure an agent is available. 


The U.S. Department of State’s family travel campaign promotes parents applying early for their child’s passport before the busy summer travel season.  The campaign runs through May and June (the months where Mother’s Day and Father’s Day are celebrated).
The video is just over two minutes long and has a helpful explanation on how to apply for a child’s passport. 


For information on passport forms and fees, visit Travel.State.Gov.