The Mille Lacs County Auditor/Treasurer's Office is a Passport Acceptance Facility for new passports, passports that expired more than 15 years ago, were issued to a minor, or passports that have been lost, stolen or damaged. We are available to process passport applications from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m, Monday through Friday, in our office (635 2nd Street SE). In order to be able to complete the application process by closing time, we request that the application process is started prior to 4:00 pm.
We do not actually create the passports in our office, but accept applications, supporting documents, fees etc. to be sent to the Passport Processing Facility.
There are two options available for a passport:
- U.S. Passport Book: This is the most common type of passport requested. The U.S. passport book is used to enter the United States from any international land border crossing, sea ports-of-entry and travel by air. The book is valid for ten years for ages 16 and older, five years for minors under 16 years of age.
- U.S. Passport Card: The U.S. passport card is used to enter the United States from Canada, Mexico, the Caribbean, and Bermuda at land border crossings or sea ports-of-entry. The passport card cannot be used for international travel by air. The card is smaller and less expensive than a passport book. The card is valid for ten years for ages 16 and older, five years for minors under 16 years of age.
Read requirements for a passport application, and find additional resources for obtaining a passport.
Find out how to renew your passport by mail, if you are eligible.
The U.S. Department of State’s Family Travel Campaign promotes parents applying early for their child’s passport before the busy summer travel season.