Citizens in Canyon County now have two options when it comes to applying for a passport with the Nampa City Clerk’s Office joining the Canyon County Recorder’s Office as official passport acceptance agencies. Previously, citizens could only apply for passports at the Recorder’s Office, which would sometimes result in long lines and extended wait times for customers.
From 2014 to 2017, the Recorder’s Office saw a 25% increase in annual passport applications. The hope is that the new location at Nampa City Hall will help offset the growing number of passport applicants and lead to a better experience for customers at both sites.
“We are very excited to join Canyon County in accepting passport applications,” said Deborah Bishop, Nampa City Clerk. “I think this is a much-needed service and should help reduce the wait time for people across the Treasure Valley.”
Individuals looking to apply for a passport must appear in person and have a state certified birth certificate, two 2×2 inch passport photos, evidence of identity, and social security number. The fee for a passport book is $110 for adults and $80 for minors under 16. The passport card fee is $30 for adults and $15 for minors under 16. All payments must be in the form of check or money order. The execution fee is $35 cash or check per passport book/card. For additional information and requirements on applying for a passport, please visit the Nampa or Canyon County passport websites at the links below or visit travel.state.gov.
Canyon County Passport Application Locations:
Nampa City Clerk’s Office/Nampa City Hall
411 3rd Street South
Nampa, ID 83651
M – F, 8am – 4pm
Canyon County Recorder’s Office
111 N. 11th Avenue, Suite 330
Caldwell, ID 83605
M – F, 9am – 4pm
To find additional locations to apply for a passport based on your location, please visit iafdb.travel.state.gov.