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Hennepin Service Centers to drop passports, add driver’s licenses services

Posted by: Tim Harlow Updated: October 9, 2013 - 9:55 AM

Starting Nov. 1, Hennepin County will stop processing applications for passports at its six service centers, but it will begin taking applications for first-time driver’s licenses and state ID cards.

County officials said the change is due to federal regulations that require offices which process passports be physically separated from those that provide birth records and driver’s licenses. The county’s facilities currently provide those services in shared locations.

Those needing passports can still get them through Oct. 31 at the Brookdale, Maple Grove, Ridgedale and Southdale service centers.

With the change, all of the county’s service centers will take applications for first-time driver’s licenses. First time driver’s licenses are issued to new state residents and current residents who have obtained their driver’s instruction permit and completed the provisional license requirement.

In addition to the four centers mentioned above, the county operates service centers at the Hennepin County Government Center, 300 S. 6th Street, and in the Midtown Exchange Center, 2929 Chicago Av. S.

With the Hennepin County Service Centers discontinuing passport services, here are places to submit your application:

Minneapolis Passport Agency: 212 3rd Av. S., Minneapolis 1‐877‐487‐2778

United States Post Office, Loring Station: 18 N. 12th St, Minneapolis 612‐332‐1381

United States Post Office, University Station: 2811 University Avenue SE, Minneapolis 612‐378‐0625

United States Post Office, Elmwood Branch: 5100 West 36th St.t, St. Louis Park 952‐926‐1041

United States Post Office, Brooklyn Park Branch: 5001 Edinbrook Terrace, Brooklyn Park 763‐391‐0753

United States Post Office, Thomas Burnett Branch: 6101 W. Old Shakopee Road, Bloomington 952‐884‐3698

United States Post Office, Wayzata Branch: 229 Minnetonka Av. S., Wayzata 952‐475‐6809

United States Post Office, Champlin Branch: 12299 Champlin Drive, Champlin 763‐427‐2428

United States Post Office, Hamel Branch: 105 Hamel Road, Medina 763‐478‐6741

United States Post Office, Normandale Branch: 5108 W.74th St., Edina 952‐835‐1150

United States Post Office, Hopkins Branch: 910 S. 1st St., Hopkins 952‐933‐4880

United States Post Office, Lost Lake Branch: 9705 45th Av. N., Plymouth 763‐577‐1386

United States Post Office, Rogers Branch: 21125 John Milles Dr., Rogers 763‐428‐4105

United States Post Office, Mound Branch: 5510 Shoreline, Mound 952‐472‐3160

City of Bloomington: 1800 W. Old Shakopee Road, Bloomington 952‐563‐8700

City of Robbinsdale: 4100 Lakeland Av. N, Robbinsdale 763‐535‐8133

City of Richfield: 6700 Portland Av.S., Richfield 612‐861‐9730

City of Wayzata: 600 E. Rice St., Wayzata 952‐404‐5300

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