Passport Applications

Passport Processing Times

The Department of State has updated their passport processing times as of June 17, 2021. Please be aware that processing times begin when the passport office receives your application, not the day you mail it. Visit for more detailed information.

The Department of State Passport Services Timeline

  • Routine service can take up to 18 weeks
  • Expedited service (for an additional $60) can take up to 12 weeks

U.S. PassportThe City of Golden is a designated Passport Acceptance Facility under the auspices of the U.S. Department of State.

City of Golden City Hall
911 10th Street
Golden, CO  80401

Phone: (303) 215-8860

The Passport Office is open 8:30 – 3:30 p.m. Tues. – Thurs. by appointment only


  • Applicants should fill out the US Department of State forms prior to arriving.
  • Proof of Citizenship: State certified birth certificate, previous passport, or a naturalization certificate.
  • Proof of Identity: Valid drivers license (not temporary or learner’s permit), naturalization certificate, previous U.S. passport, government issued I.D. with photo and signature, or military I.D. with photo and signature.
  • One color photograph: 2” x 2” with white background is required.  The City of Golden does not have photo services available.
  • For minors under 15: Child and both parents listed on birth certificate must be present. (See U.S. Department of State website for more information).
  • For minors 16-17: Minor and one parent listed on birth certificate must be present. (See U.S. Department of State website for more information).
  • Applicants with urgent travel in two weeks or less should schedule an appointment at one of the Regional Passport Agencies via the automated appointment line:  1-877-487-2788
    • Colorado Public Counter Information, 3151 S. Vaughn Way, Suite 600, Aurora, CO  80014
    • Applicants must have all documentation completed and a copy of their travel itinerary.


At this time we are unable to process credit/debit cards. Bring with you two separate Checks or Money Orders for passport books, passport cards and fees filled out as follows:

  • Dept. of State” for their fees. See the U.S. Department of State website for a fee calculator.
  • “City of Golden” for passport processing fee of $35 per passport.

Learn more about applying for a passport

If you have questions about your passport application, whether you’re applying for the first time, renewing your passport, obtaining a passport for a child, or need to expedite your passport for an upcoming trip, you can learn more on the U.S. Department of State website.

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 Did You Know?
Golden was originally chosen as the territorial capital of Colorado in 1862.

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