Franklin County Recorder
Due to federal regulations that changed in Spring 2011, the Franklin County Recorder's Office only has one part-time Passport Acceptance Agent. It is recommended that passport applicants call the Recorder's Office at 641-456-5675 before coming to the Courthouse in Hampton to apply for a passport. This will ensure that the passport agent is available to assist them.
The Passport Office is located in the southwest corner of the basement of the Franklin County Courthouse.
US Citizens must present a valid passport book when re-entering the United States by air. US Citizens re-entering the United States from Canada, Mexico, the Caribbean and Bermuda at land borders and sea ports of entry must present a passport book or passport card.
Exceptions to the passport requirements are US Citizen children under age 16, or those under age 19 traveling with an organized group, arriving by land or sea from contiguous territory, may present a certified birth certificate rather than a passport. For further explanation, contact the Franklin County Recorder's Office at 641-456-5675 or visit www.travel.state.gov.
Passport Applications and Photos
To apply for a passport book or card:
Fees must be paid in two (2) checks.
1. Payable to Franklin County Recorder:
$25.00 (plus $10 if passport photo taken)
2. Payable to US Department of State:
Passport Book - $110.00 OR Passport Card - $30.00 for applicants 16 years and older
Passport Book - $80.00 OR Passport Card - $15.00 for applicants 15 years and younger
Checks for minors under age 18 must be in the name of the parent/guardian. The passport fees paid at the time of application are non-refundable processing fees.
U.S. Passport Applications for Children Under Age 16
Children under the age of 16 must have both parents' written consent to obtain a passport. Important: All minors must appear in person when applying for a passport.
Recorder Contact Information
Franklin County Courthouse
12 - 1st Ave. NW
PO Box 26
Hampton, Iowa 50441
8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Monday - Friday
Heather Bushbaum, Deputy
Joan Hanig, Clerk