Northwest NEWS

February 4, 2002


Bothell now offering passport services at Municipal Court

BOTHELL - Beginning Monday, Feb. 4, citizens no longer need to commute outside the city to apply for a new or renewed passport. Bothell now offers passport services at the Bothell Municipal Court (10116 NE 183rd St.).
   Applications can be made on Monday, Thursday and Friday between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. only. Bothell Municipal Court has been designated as an official Passport Acceptance Facility, which means applicants may complete and submit all necessary paperwork and fees through the Municipal Court. Passport applications are then submitted to the U.S. Department of State for final processing. While all paperwork is available and can be completed through the Bothell, neither passports nor passport photos are issued onsite at the Municipal Court. For a listing of local passport photo locations, call (425) 487-5587.
   The passport fee for ages 16 years and older is $45, the fee for 15 years and under is $25 and are payable to the U.S. Department of State; there is a $15 Execution Fee per passport that is paid to Bothell as a Passport Acceptance Facility; all fees are payable at the time of application. Personal checks, money orders and cash will be accepted.
   For additional details on obtaining a passport, visit the U.S. Department of State Web site at or call (425) 487-5587.