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Jackson County Iowa - Passport Information

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Passport Information

3The Jackson County Recorder’s Office is a passport acceptance agent for the US Department of State Federal Passport Agency.


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


Due to the Western Hemisphere Travel Initiative, it is neccessary to make an appointment for the passport application process and photos. Our agent is available Monday through Friday from 8:30 AM to 3:45 PM. Please call (563) 652-2504 to schedule your appointment.


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:

 Passport application – print legibly in black ink. DO NOT  sign until the application is presented to the accepting agent.
 Passport photo – available at the Jackson County Recorder’s office.

 A certified copy of your birth certificate and/or previous passport. The birth certificate must be issued from the state or the county, NOT the hospital.  It must also list the parents' names.
 Driver’s license or other government issued photo ID.
 Two checks for each application. Money orders are acceptable.

 Each person applying for a passport must present themselves to the acceptance agent, including children.
 Parental consent is needed for minor children:

 If applicant is 16 or 17:

 Applicant must appear in person, sign application and show driver’s license.
 Parental consent is required by at least one parent appearing in person with their driver’s license.

 If applicant is UNDER 16: 

 Applicant must appear in person.
 Parental consent is required by BOTH parents appearing in person with their driver’s license. Ask for details if one of the parents is unable to appear in person.

For more information call the Recorder's Office at (563) 652-2504.