Passport applications can be obtained at the Owyhee County Courthouse in Murphy located at 20381 State Highway 78.

When you are ready to apply for your passport, you need to bring with you the following:

  • A completed passport application.
  • One recently taken passport photo.
  • An original birth certificate or naturalization papers. (These papers to be proper need to have a raised or purple seal)
  • A check or money order made payable to the U.S. Department of State in the amount of $110.00 for 16 and older or in the amount of $80.00 for under 16.
  • Cash, check, money order or credit card (with an additional $3.00 fee) in the amount of $25.00 made payable to the Owyhee County Court.
  • Your driver’s license for verification purposes.

You can also apply for a Passport card.  The fees are as follows:

  • A check or money order made payable to the U.S. Department of State in the amount of $30.00 for 16 and older or in the amount of $15.00 for under 16.
  • Cash, check, money order or credit card (with an additional $3.00 fee) in the amount of $25.00 made payable to the Owyhee County Court.

All fees are non-refundable and the timeframe for receiving your passport is approximately four to six weeks.

We do have an Expedited Service for an additional cost of $60.00.  You would include this on your payment to the U.S. Department of State.  Expedited requests will be processed in three workdays from receipt at a Passport Agency.  Expedite fee does not include overnight delivery.  Customer must arrange for overnight delivery to ensure receipt within two to three weeks.

You may be able to renew your passport by mail.  Applications are also available at the Owyhee County Courthouse in Murphy.  You may qualify to use this form only if:

  • The issue date of your last passport was less than 15 years ago;
  • You were 16 or older when it was issued;
  • Your name is the same or you can submit name-change documentation (marriage certificate or court order);
  • You can submit this passport; and
  • It is undamaged.

Under age 14 years.  Effective July 2, 2001, Public Law 106-113 requires both parents’ or legal guardian(s)’ signatures on a passport application and be present at the time of application, or  documentation of the absence of the second parent.

Age 14 through 17 years.  For passport purposes, a child who is 14-17 years of age must appear in person to sign a passport application.

If international departure is less than two weeks, or passport is needed for foreign visas, application at a Regional Passport Agency may be advised.  Appointment required.

Visit travel-state.gov for more information.

Should you require any additional general information, you can contact the Owyhee County Courthouse in Murphy at 495-2806.

COURTS CONTACT

Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 128
Murphy, ID 83650

Murphy Courthouse

Location:
20381 State Highway 78
Murphy, ID 83650

Phone: 208-495-2806

Fax: 208-495-1226

Hours:
Monday thru Friday
8:30am-Noon
1:00pm-5:00pm

Homedale Courthouse

Location:
31 West Wyoming
Homedale, ID 83628

Phone: 208-337-4540

Fax: 208-337-3035

Hours:
Monday thru Friday
8:30am-Noon
1:00pm-5:00pm