Passport applications can be obtained at the Owyhee County Courthouse in Murphy located at 20381 State Highway 78.  You can also print them from the U.S. Department of State Passport page.

Due to Covid-19, a national alert of passport operations was established on July 2, 2021. Passport delays are to be expected and application processes can take up to 18 weeks (currently, but this may change at any given moment) from the day an application is submitted to an acceptance facility. Regarding the expedite service (for an additional $60) can take up to 12 weeks from the day an application is submitted to the day a new passport is received. The 12-week timeframe includes up to 6 weeks for processing and up to 6 weeks for mailing times on the front and back end.

When you are ready to apply for your passport, you will need to call (208) 495-2421 or (208) 495-2806 to schedule an appointment.  Appointments are done on Wednesday and Thursday in the morning and afternoon.  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 and will need to be left with us)
  • 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 $35.00 made payable to the Owyhee County Court.
  • A Copy of your Drivers’ License front and back.  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 $35.00 made payable to the Owyhee County Court.

All fees are non-refundable and the time frame for receiving your passport is up to six 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, you must make an appointment at a Regional Passport Agency.  Our nearest Regional Passport Agency is located in Seattle.

Should you require any additional general information, you can contact the Owyhee County Courthouse in Murphy at 208-495-2806.

Below is Information directly from the Seattle Passport Agency:

Travel.State.Gov website:  https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/passports.html   U.S. Passport fees:  https://travel.state.gov/content/dam/passports/forms-fees/Passport%20Fees%20Chart_TSG_JAN2021.pdf

In addition, please verify your information such as timeframe, application passport fees, the difference between DS-11 and DS-82, and (or) expediting applications and the document requirements for applications for children under the age of 16.

  1. Children Under 16: How to Apply for your Child’s Passport?

All children under age 16 must apply for a passport in person with two parents or guardians using Form DS-11. You cannot renew your child’s passport. Passports for children under age 16 are only valid for 5 years.

Link that list acceptable documents: https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/passports/need-passport/under-16.html

Video: https://youtu.be/l3x67Fmnk98

DS-3053: Statement of Consent – Issuing a Passport to a Minor Under Age 16

DS-5525: Statement of Exigent/Special Family Circumstances – Issuing a Passport to a Minor Under Age 16

  1. Life-or-death emergency appointments and urgent travel (non-emergency)

Passport Agencies are open by appointment only. Currently, we have life-or-death emergency appointments and urgent travel (non-emergency) appointments, click the link to learn more: https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/passports/get-fast/passport-agencies.html

  • Informative Information about DS-82: Renew my Passport

You can renew U.S. Passports by mail: https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/passports/have-passport/renew.html

Video: How to Renew Your Passport: https://youtu.be/0akd7xj6wec

Include the fees in the form of a personal check or money order. 

Product Form Application Fee
Passport Book DS-82 $110
Passport Card DS-82 $30
Passport Book & Card DS-82 $140

 

 

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