DES MOINES, Iowa – January 28, 2013 — The Polk County Recorder’s Office will be open in the Polk County Administration Building at 111 Court Avenue, Room 250, on Saturday, February 2nd from 9:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. Citizens will be able to apply for passports, obtain certified copies of their vital records (provided the event happened in Polk County), or apply for a marriage license.
The boat/snowmobile department will also be available for RENEWALS ONLY of boat or ORV registrations. Please note: RECREATIONAL VEHICLES MUST BE REGISTERED IN THE COUNTY OF THE OWNER’S RESIDENCE AND A DRIVER’S LICENSE NUMBER MUST BE PROVIDED.
“I am excited to be able to offer these services to our citizens on a weekend day. This will allow those unable to visit our office during the week an opportunity to take care of their business in a timely manner. I am hopeful that many will take advantage of this day so that we can provide it again in the future”, stated Polk County Recorder Julie Haggerty.
If applying for a passport, applicants will need to bring with them the following:
- An original or certified copy of their birth certificate (or expired passport)
- Photo identification (i.e., driver’s license)
- Forms of Payment: You must have at least one check. Checks MUST accompany the application that will be sent to the U.S. Department of State. Passport books are $110 for adults and $80 for minors (under age 16). Passport cards are $30 for adults and $15 for minors. Our acceptance fee of $25 may be paid by cash, check or credit/debit card.
- One (1) Photograph that meets all passport requirements. (Photo services will be available for an additional $10.00 fee)
Minor children under the age of sixteen (16) must appear in person with both parents when applying for a passport. Passport processing time is currently 4-6 weeks. If you plan to travel sooner, you may pay a $60 expedite fee.