Recorder Passports

We provide passport services including photos, M-F 8am to 3:30pm. No appointment necessary.

You must apply in person using Form DS-11 if at least one of the following is true: 

  • You are applying for your first U.S. passport
  • You are under age 16
  • Your previous U.S. passport was issued when you were under age 16
  • Your previous U.S. passport was lost, stolen, or damaged
  • Your previous U.S. passport was issued more than 15 years ago

If none of the above statements apply to you, you may be eligible to renew using Form DS-82.

Adult Applicants (age 16 and older)

Passport Book

  • Form: DS-11
  • Application Fee: $110 check/money order
  • Execution (Acceptance) Fee: $35 check/money order
    Check or money order is required.

Passport Card

  • Form: DS-11
  • Application Fee: $30 check/money order
  • Execution (Acceptance) Fee: $35 check/money order
    Check or money order is required.

Passport Book & Card

  • Form: DS-11
  • Application Fee: $140 check/money order
  • Execution (Acceptance) Fee: $35 check/money order
    Check or money order is required.

Please note: The application fee and the execution fee are paid separately.

For information on forms of payment and a full list of fees and services, please visit the U.S. Department of State website.

Provide U.S. Citizenship Evidence

You must submit one of the following. Your evidence must be an original or certified copy. Photocopies and notarized copies are not acceptable. 

  • Fully-valid, undamaged U.S. passport (may be expired)
  • U.S. birth certificate that meets the following requirements: 
    • Issued by the city, county, or state of birth
    • Lists your full name, date of birth, and place of birth
    • Lists your parent(s)' full names
    • Has the date filed with registrar's office (must be within one year of birth)
    • Has the registrar's signature
    • Has the seal of the issuing authority
  • Consular Report of Birth Abroad or Certification of Birth
  • Certificate of Naturalization
  • Certificate of Citizenship

If you cannot submit one of the above acceptable documents, or for more information, please visit the U.S. Department of State website.

Present ID

You (or your parent/guardian) must present one of the following IDs to the acceptance agent. 

  • In-state, fully-valid driver's license 
  • Fully-valid, undamaged U.S. passport (may be expired)
  • Certificate of Naturalization or Citizenship (if the photo still looks like you)
  • Government employee ID (city, county, state, or federal)
  • U.S. military ID or military dependent ID
  • Valid foreign passport
  • Matricula Consular (Mexican Consular Identification, commonly used by the parent of a U.S. citizen child applicant)

If you cannot present one of the IDs above, or for more information, please visit the U.S. Department of State website.

Please note: 

  • Some states now issue digital ID documents (also known as mobile driver's licenses or mobile IDs). We cannot accept these digital IDs when you apply for your U.S. passport. You must continue to submit your physical photo ID and a photocopy of the ID. 
  • If you present an out-of-state ID, you must present an additional ID. 

Provide a Photo

We offer photo services for an additional fee of $15.00 per application. 

Phone (712) 328-5612
Fax: (712) 328-4738
Hours Monday through Friday

8:00am to 3:30pm
Real Estate Filings, Marriage Applications, Passports

8:00am to 4:00pm
Boat, Snowmobile, ATV, Birth, Death & Marriage Records
Location Pottawattamie County Courthouse
Second Floor
227 S 6th St
Council Bluffs, IA 51501