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Howard County Iowa - Auditor


Passport Info & Application 

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Auditor Information Passport Information & Application


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

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

Items needed to apply for a Passport Book or Passport Card:

1.Passport application – print legibly in black ink. DO NOT sign until the application is presented to the accepting agent.

2.One passport photo – available at the Howard County Recorder’s 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.Driver’s 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

 The Recorder's Office DOES take passport photos. For more information call the Auditor's Office at (563) - 547-9203

Howard County Auditor's Contact

Howard County Courthouse
137 North Elm Street
Cresco IA 52136

Monday - Friday 8:00am -  4:30pm
Phone Number: 
(563) 547-9203
Fax Number: (563)  547-9229

County Auditor: Julie Chapman
First Deputy: Amy Retterath
Second Deputy: Kari Schlech