The Murray County Recorders Office is a Authorized Passport Acceptance Facility for passport applications.

A passport is a document, issued by the federal government, which certifies the identity and nationality of the passport holder. To get a passport, you (including minors) must apply in person at an authorized Passport Acceptance Facility.

How to Obtain Passport

  • Complete the application for a US passport, Social Security number is required for this form
  • Submit proof of US citizenship (one of the following)
    • Certified birth certificate (within the U.S.: issued by your City, County or State of birth)
    • Consular Report of Birth Abroad or Certification of Birth
    • Naturalization Certificate
    • Certificate of Citizenship
  • Present current primary identification:
    • Valid Minnesota Driver’s License
    • Clipped Minnesota Driver’s License with yellow receipt
    • Naturalization Certificate
    • Current Government ID (city, state or federal)
    • Current Military ID (military and dependents), State Identification Card or Out-of-State Driver’s License (with valid secondary identification)
  • Provide a passport that meets quality requirements. Photo services are available at our offices for an additional fee of $15.
  • Bring a completed DS-11 application and required payment to apply
    • To print the DS-11 and fill it out by hand, click HERE.
    • To fill in a DS-11 online and print it out, click HERE.
  • If application is for a child under the age of 16 see How do I get a passport for my child (under 16)

How to Renew a Passport

The U.S. Department of State Passport Services requires you to renew your passport by mail if it meets eligibility requirements. If your passport is eligible for renewal by mail, you cannot renew it at our Passport Center.

Pay for a Passport Application

  • Determine the appropriate federal fees on the Travel.State.Gov website (a separate check or money order payable to the “US Department of State” is required for the federal portion of the fees).
  • Acceptance Facility Execution Fee, photo fees and other related fees must be made by separate check payable to “Murray County” or cash.

Passport Photos

Two identical 2″ x 2″ photographs, meeting a variety of specific requirements, are required in order to obtain a passport. These instant passport photos are available at the Murray County Passport Center (Recorders Office) at the Murray County Government Center.

  • $15 (includes Minnesota Sales Tax)
  • Murray County can accept payment by cash or check