Passport Appointment: First-time Applicants and Children only. Adult applicants renewing their passports issued to them when they were at least 16 years of age and less than 15 years ago should not make an appointment. You will mail your passport application yourself. Instructions are here.

Online scheduling is now available.

Walk-in services are not available at this time. Each individual passport application can be expected to take 15 minutes. Passports are available at the following Washington County locations:

Service Desk in Cottage Grove:  651-430-4075

  • 13000 Ravine Parkway South, Cottage Grove, MN 55016
  • Hours: Monday - Friday 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Service Desk in Forest Lake: 651-275-7200 

  • 19955 Forest Road North, Forest Lake, MN 55025
  •  Hours: Monday - Friday 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

License Center in Stillwater: 651-275-7000

  • 1520 West Frontage Road, Stillwater, MN 55082
  •  Inside the Valley Ridge Mall 
  •  Hours: Monday - Friday 8 a.m. - 6 p.m.  

Service Desk in Woodbury: 651-275-8600

  • 2150 Radio Drive, Woodbury, MN 55125
  •  Hours: Monday - Friday 8 a.m. - 6 p.m.    

Prior to appointment, print (Single-Sided) and complete (in Black Ink) the DS-11 Application found here: 
Bring the following with you when applying for a passport in our office: 

  • Completed DS-11
  • Proof of U.S. citizenship
  • Identification
  • Passport photos (available at above locations for $15 fee)
  • Fee payment
  • Social Security number

Both parents must be present when making application for a minor under the age of 16 and have a valid ID such as driver license or passport. A minor under the age of 16 that has previously had a U.S. passport must submit the certified birth certificate and passport when application is made to renew a passport. Applicants ages 16 and 17 must have one parent present to sign the application and show valid ID.

Proof of Citizenship

Bring any one of the following:

  • Expired U.S. passport
  • Naturalization certificate or certificate of citizenship or report of birth abroad
  • Certified copy of birth certificate if born in the United States; it must show:
    • Name of the child (including given name)
    • Date of birth
    • Place of birth
    • Date the certificate was filed in the registrar's office - date must be within one year of birth
    • Signature of registrar and authorized seal of that office
    • Parents: the full name(s) of the parent(s) of the bearer are required for all applicants 
Important: Hospital birth certificates and baptismal certificates are not acceptable.


Bring any one of the following:
  • A valid driver's license (not a temporary or learner's permit)
  • Naturalization Certificate or Certificate of Citizenship with identifiable photo attached 
  • Official U.S. military ID (current)
  • Previous or current U.S. passport book or card
  • Government employee ID card (federal, state, county or municipal)

Additional ID may be required if using the following types, (with the possibility of an affidavit of Identifying Witness form). Visit: for more information regarding acceptable forms of identification.

  • State issued ID card
  • Work or industrial identification card
  • School or college identification card
  • Expired driver's license


A passport photo is required. You may have the photos taken at any of the above locations for $15 or bring in your own photo which must meet these requirements:
  • Size: 2 inches by 2 inches; image size not less than 1 inch nor more than 1-3/8 inches from the bottom of the chin to the top of the head
  • Color photos with a white or off white background
  • Subject must be looking right at camera - no side views


Fee Type
Passport Fee
Execution Fee
Passport book age 16 and older
Passport book age 15 and younger
Passport book age 16 and older by mail
Passport card age 16 and older
Passport card age 15 and younger 
$15 $35
Passport card age 16 and older by mail
$30 n/a

The passport fee must be paid by check or money order payable to the U.S. Department of State. A separate payment must be sent with each application.

The execution fee of $35 per passport application may be paid by check or money order payable to Washington County or cash. If more than one application is being processed, the execution fees and photo fees may be combined on one check.

Social Security Number

Have this when you apply. 

Note:  Apply for your passport early to ensure that you receive it in time. For routine processing please allow six weeks. If you have any questions about needing your passport sooner than routine processing, call ahead for help. Find additional travel and updated information

Washington County does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age, or handicapped status in employment or the provision of services.