The Office is currently closed to the Public. Passports are not currently being accepted by our office. If you have an immediate need for a Passport please contact U.S. Department of State.

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.

The Polk County Recorder's Office is a passport acceptance facility and can assist any U.S. citizen, who meets the passport application requirements. We can help you with obtaining a new passport. We only take Passport Applications by Appointment. Please call 515-286-3160 to make an appointment. For more info choose from one of the links below:


  • The Recorder's Office will not process Passport Applications after 3:45pm due to time constraints. Please call 515-286-3160 to make your passport appointment.
  • Forms must be filled out in black ink only.
  • Routine Passport delivery takes 10-12 weeks.
  • Expedited Passport delivery takes 4-6 weeks.
  • You can track the status of your passport online.
  • Photos are provided for $15.00
  • Please bring in a check or money order for Passports fees made out to the U.S. Department of State. Photos and Acceptance Fees can be paid by Check, Cash or Credit to the Polk County Recorder.

For complete passport information please visit: U.S. Department of State

The Recorders office is currently closed to the public, but still open from 8:00am - 4:30pm via phone or by mail. Please call 515-286-3160 with any questions.