US Passport Card
US Passport

Passport Hours are: 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

Waseca County Recorder’s Office                                        ID Comparison Chart
Linda Karst, Waseca County Recorder
Waseca County Courthouse
(507) 835-0670 or (507) 835-0671

  • Please arrive prior to 2 p.m. to ensure same day processing.  Passports may not be accepted after 4 p.m.

  • Passports are currently taking 8-11 weeks for normal processing from the day an application is submitted.

  • Expedited service is currently taking 5-7 weeks.


To obtain a United States Passport Book or Passport Card you will need to present the following:

  1. Completed passport application form (you MUST sign in person) - obtain this form from the Waseca County Recorder’s Office or the Passport Agency’s website:
  2. A Certified Copy of Birth Certificate from the State level, not a hospital certificate with baby foot prints. This has to be sent in with your passport application but will be returned to you separately.
  3. Valid Driver’s License or Minnesota ID for identification.
  4. We need a check or money order for the fees listed, to the U.S. Department of State and cash or check to the Waseca County Recorder.
  5. We take photos for $15. You can have passport photos taken elsewhere. They do have to have the quality that is acceptable by the Passport Agency.
  6. If you need your passport in less than 4-6 weeks, you may expedite for the fees listed on the chart.
  7. If you are traveling in less than 2 weeks, you may contact the Minnesota Passport Agency at 877-487-2778, or visit to schedule an appointment. When you make an appointment you must let them know you are planning on applying at the Minnesota Passport Agency.

Minors under 16 MUST appear with BOTH parents and both must have a valid Driver’s License or State ID.  How to apply for your child’s passport -

Passport Book Processing Fees

AgesRegular FeesExpedited Fees
Adult: (16 & Over)$130 CHECK to: U.S. Dept of State
$35 Cash or Check to: Waseca County Recorder
Additional $60.00 + postage

Under 16$100 CHECK to: U.S. Dept of State
$35 Cash or check to: Waseca County Recorder
Additional $60.00 + postage

Passport Card Processing Fees

AgesRegular Fees
Adult: (16 & Over)$30 CHECK to: U.S. Dept of State
$35 Cash of Check to: Waseca County Recorder
Under 16$15 CHECK to: U.S. Dept of State
$35 Cash or Check to: Waseca County Recorder

Additional information: The U.S. Department of State highly recommends that all U.S. citizens utilize the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP). It is a free service provided by the U.S. Government to U.S. citizens who are traveling to, or living in a foreign country. STEP allows you to enter information about your upcoming trip abroad so that the Department of State can better assist you in an emergency. STEP also allows Americans residing abroad to get routine information from the nearest U.S. embassy or consulate. See the STEP website to register: