Howard County, Iowa Auditor - Passport Information and Application with instructions and items needed to apply for a passport.

  Howard County, Iowa - Auditor Information
  Passport Information & Application

The Howard County Auditorís Office is a passport acceptance agent for the US Department of State Federal Passport Agency.

The friendly and knowledgeable staff at the Auditorís office can assist U.S. citizens, who meet the passport application requirements, with obtaining a U.S. Passport Book or Passport Card.

The passport application is available in our office or may be accessed by CLICKING HERE.

Items needed to apply for a Passport Book or Passport Card:
1. Passport application Ė print legibly in black ink. DO NOT sign until the application is presented to the accepting agent.
2. One passport photos Ė available at the Howard County Recorderís office.
3. 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.
4. Driverís license or other government issued photo ID.
5. Two checks for each application. Money orders are acceptable. We do not accept debit or credit cards.
6. Each person applying for a passport must present themselves to the acceptance agent, including children.
7. Parental consent is needed for minor children:

Special Requirements for All Minors Ages 16 & 17

All Minors Age 16 and 17 shall:
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. to 4:30 P.M.

For more information call the Auditor's Office at 563.547.9203.
*The Recorder's Office DOES take passport photos.

Howard County Courthouse
137 North Elm Street
Cresco IA 52136

Office Hours:
Monday - Friday
8:00am -  4:30pm

Phone Number:

FAX Number:

County Auditor:
Julie Chapman

Employees in
Auditor's Office:
First Deputy:
Amy Retterath

Part-time Elections Clerk:
LaCinda Altman

Part Time Deputy
Mick Gamez

Auditor's Forms:
Downloadable forms
used in the Auditor's office

Auditor's Links:
Iowa State Association of County Auditors

Iowa State Association of Counties

Other Related Links:

Department of Revenue

Department of Management County Budgets

Department of Management Valuation Data

Iowa Code/Administrative Code

Attorney General

Census - Howard County

U.S. Passport Agency


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