Maple Grove Opens Passport Office
You can now make an appointment to get a passport at the Maple Grove Government Center. For several months, the city has been working to convert an underused office into a passport application center. Its located on the second level of the government center in a space previously used for absentee voting. Officials believe it would be a more convenient option for residents and people living in nearby communities.
Hennepin County stopped processing applications for passports in 2013 after federal regulations required passport offices to be physically separated from offices that issue birth certificates or driver’s licenses.
The Maple Grove office should be a more convenient way for northwest metro residents to apply for a passport.
“It really seemed like a nice service to offer not only our residents, but residents in surrounding communities,” said Maple Grove City Clerk Amy Dietl. “It sounded like there was definitely a need in the area.”
The city expects to process more than 1,500 applications per year.