Passports Services Now Available at Government Center in Chaska
CHASKA, MINN.—Carver County is pleased to announce that it now accepts passport applications on behalf of the U.S. Department of State at the Government Center in Chaska.
U.S. citizens wanting passport services at the Government Center can schedule their passport appointment either online or by phone at (952) 361-1902. Passport appointments at the Carver County Government Center, 600 East 4th St, Chaska, are available from 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m., Monday-Friday, except on County-designated holidays. Applicants should enter via door #1 at the Government Center (near the flag pole and war memorials) and proceed to their left once they enter the main lobby.
In-person passport appointments are required for U.S. citizens applying for their first passport, citizens under the age of 16 years old, or if your first passport was issued when you were under the age of 16 years old. Citizens holding passports issued more than 15 years ago can renew in person as well. All other passport renewals must be done via U.S. mail.
“Ever since Federal rules required the Chaska License Center to stop processing passports because it issues Minnesota driver’s licenses, the County Board has wanted passport service to return to downtown Chaska,” David Frischmon, Financial Services Division Director, said. “We are excited to return this valuable service to Chaska without adding any additional staff, as we streamlined our operations and increased staff efficiency.”
Frischmon noted that any U.S. resident, not only Carver County residents, can utilize the passport services at either the Chanhassen Service Center or the Carver County Government Center in Chaska. He added the new online portal schedules appointments for a REAL ID, enhanced driver’s licenses, or motor vehicle title transfers as well.
For passport application forms, information on documentation required, fees and a wealth of other passport and international travel information, visit the only official website for passport information at travel.state.gov.