september 30, 2022 is the last day the des moines county auditor's office will process passports. THE RECORDER'S OFFICE WILL TAKE OVER THIS SERVICE AT A LATER DATE.

Applying for a Passport

The Des Moines County Recorder’s Office accepts passport applications on behalf of the U.S. Department of State. Our office can assist any U.S. citizen, who meets the passport application requirements, with obtaining a U.S. passport.

Our office is also able to take Passport Photos for new applicants and renewals. The fee for the photos is $10.00.

Passport applications are accepted: 

Monday - Friday 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM - BY APPOINTMENT ONLY!!!

We encourage you to call the office at 319-753-8221 to make sure the passport agent is available.

Passport Fees

Passport Fees are available from the U.S. Department of State. 

International Travel Requirements

A passport is an internationally recognized travel document that verifies the identity and nationality of the bearer. A valid U.S. passport is required to enter and leave most foreign countries.

All travelers, including U.S. citizens, to and from the Americas, the Caribbean and Bermuda are required to have a passport or other accepted document that establishes the bearer’s identity and nationality to enter or re-enter the United States.


Further Information

 The links provided below contain information that will be useful to check before traveling abroad. 





The website is maintained by The Bureau of Consular Affairs a division of The U.S. Department of State.