Iowa County, Iowa Recorder -Passport Information and Application with instructions and items needed to apply for a passport.


  Iowa County, Iowa - Recorder Information
  Passport Information and Application

Passport Information and Application

The Iowa County Recorderís Office is a passport acceptance facility for the US Department of State Federal Passport Agency.

Our Passport Agent, Helen Mulligan, can assist US Citizens, who meet the passport application requirements, with obtaining a US Passport Book or Passport Card.

Due to the Western Hemisphere Travel Initiative which will be fully enforced as of May 1, 2011, it will be necessary to make an appointment for the passport application process and photos.  Please call 319-642-3622 for an appointment.  Hours will be 8:30  - 11:00 am; 12:30 - 3:30 pm when the passport agent is available.

The passport application is available in our office or may be accessed by clicking here.

The following must be submitted with your passport application:

A. EVIDENCE OF CITIZENSHIP (One of the following)

1.   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.
2. Naturalization Certificate (will be returned with passport)
3. Expired Passport (will be returned with passport)


2x2 inches in size.  Some digital photos are acceptable.
WE CAN TAKE YOUR PASSPORT PHOTOS HERE IN THE OFFICE FOR A COST OF $15.00.  Please do not wear white or grey.

Valid Driver's License must be presented (NOT driving permit)

D. FEES FOR PASSPORT BOOKS - 16 & over (per person)
$110.00 One Check/money order to
"US Department of State" 
with expedite fee ($60.00) and Express Mail fee ($16.48)
$35.00 One Check/money order to
"Iowa County Recorder"
$50.00 with photos

UNDER 16 (per person)
$80.00 One Check/money order to
"U.S. Department of State"
with expedite fee ($60.00) and Express Mail fee ($16.48)
$35.00 One Check/money order to
Iowa County Recorder"
$50.00 with photos
**If minor is age 16 or under, both parents must sign in front of the Passport Agent

$30.00 One check/money order to
"U.S. Department of State"
$35.00 One check/money order to
"Iowa County Recorder"
$50.00 with photos

**Customers will receive their passports within 4-6 weeks from receipt of completed application by Passport Agencies

F. EXPRESS MAIL - You may request mailing application/ by Express Mail.  Postage to mail your application for processing will be $25.50 payable to the U.S. Post Master.


**If you have not received your passport in 3 weeks, you may want to check the status with the National Passport Information Center at 1-877-487-2778 or 1-888-874-7793 or
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Address of office:
901 Court Avenue

Marengo, IA 52301

Hours Recorder's Office is open:
Monday - Friday
8:00 A.M - 4:30 P.M.

Phone Number:
(319) 642-3622

FAX Number:
(319) 642-5562

Office holder name:
Sherry Pope

Employees in Office:
Helen Mulligan

Julie Storck, Clerk

Downloadable forms
used in the office

Other Related Links:
Iowa DNR

Iowa Secretary of State
U.S. Passport Agency

State of Iowa Government

Iowa Legislature
General Assembly

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