Passport Processing Service Available in Library – Appointments Required

Applications will be accepted on Mondays, Wednesdays and Saturdays by Appointment Only. Please call the Library at 515-597-2552 to make your appointment.

Passport Information:

 Applications must be completed in BLACK INK. Do not use white out. If an error is made, draw a single line through it and re-write in available space.

ALL applicants, regardless of age, must be present at the time of application. Both parents must appear with applicants under age 16 or a DS-3053 must be completed by the non-applying parent.

Documents submitted for citizenship, proof of parental relationship, or court documents establishing legal rights, must be certified.  Photocopies of these documents are not sufficient.

Items that must be submitted with passport application:

One passport photo. We can take your photo at the library for $10. You can also obtain a passport photo almost anywhere that takes photographs. The photo must meet certain specifications. Do not attach the photo to the application.

Applicants ages 16 or older, born in the United States, must submit either a previously valid United States passport or a certified birth certificate. Applicants under age 16 must submit a certified birth certificate. For all applicants, the certificate must be issued by either the state or county of birth. It must have both parents’ names on it, and it must have a raised seal. Hospital certificates are not acceptable.

Applicants not born in the United States must submit a previously valid United States passport or a naturalization certificate.

Applicants must present a valid driver’s license, valid non-driver official ID, or a valid passport. For applicants under the age of 16, parents’ identification must be presented. You can bring a copy of the front and back of the identification (preferably on the same page) or a copy can be made in our office. If only one parent can appear with a child under the age of 16, a form DS-3053, with the notarized signature of the non-applying parent and a copy of the front and back of the non-applying parent’s ID must also be submitted with the application.

A U.S. Passport application, Form DS-11. This application can be obtained at the library or found at  The application can be completed, but not signed, prior to coming to our office. Please do not complete any information below the stop line found halfway down page one and do not attach the photo to the application.  Do not make any payments on line! If you are being asked for payment, STOP.  All payments will be made at your appointment.

Additional information can be found here:

Two separate payments are required at the time of application. First payment is for passport application.  No credit or debit card payments will be accepted. Must be by check or money order.

The second payment is for the photograph and processing fee.  This is payable to the City of Huxley at $35 per application. (Plus, photo and copy fees when applicable.) This payment can be made by cash, check or money order.

Passport Application:

United States Department of State (PAYMENT MUST BE CHECK OR MONEY ORDER):

Normal Processing (up to 12 weeks)

Adult (Age 16+) – valid for 10 years

$130 per passport book

$30 per passport card

Children (Under 16) – valid for 5 years

$100 per passport book

$15 per passport card

Expedited Processing (up to 8 weeks)

Adult (Age 16+)

$190.00 per passport book

$90.00 per passport card

Child (Under 16)

$160.00 per passport book

$75.00 per passport card

There is an optional fee of $18.32 for overnight return mailing of passport books. This option is not available for passport cards.

The passport card is the wallet-size travel document that can only be used to re-enter the United States at land border-crossings and seaports-of-entry from Canada, Mexico, the Caribbean, and Bermuda. You cannot fly outside the United States with a passport card.

The passport BOOK will allow you to travel anywhere internationally using any mode of transportation. While you can possess both a passport book and card simultaneously, a book serves the same purpose as the card and it is not necessary to have both.

Public Works Director Receives State Water Environmental Award

2020 William Hatfield Award
Jeff Peterson is the Director of Public Works for the City of Huxley and has worked for the City for 40 plus years.  He helped design Huxley’s new well field and water treatment plant as well as the wastewater treatment plant and collection system.

He has previously served on the Kirkwood Community College Environmental Training Program advisory committee and currently serves in the same role in the DMACC 2 year program and Iowa Association of Municipal Utilities (IAMU)  advisory committee.  He has been a member of the Iowa Water Environmental Association (IAWEA) since 1984 and has served on multiple committees for both AWWA and IAWEA and is currently on the IAWEA Region 5 planning committee.

Jeff has received numerous awards, including the AWWA Fuller Award, Region V AWWA Operators Award for a Grade II Plant, and IAWEA’s Operator Advancement Achievement Award for a Grade II Wastewater Treatment Facility.

He started for the city by working part-time during the summer of 1978 and started full-time in 1980.  During that time he worked two years as an operator, four years as a superintendent of both water and wastewater plant and distribution, and the past 35 years as the Director of Public Works.

In his spare time, he has acted as affidavit operator for the City of Elkhart, worked for a mobile home park water system in Ames, and was a member of the Huxley Volunteer Fire Department starting in 1986 until he officially retired from the department, as well as coaching his kids summer ball and soccer teams.

Jeff was instrumental in starting the Huxley Annual Water Workshop, which is now the Ankeny Annual Water Workshop and serves on the planning committee.

He possesses an Iowa Grade III Water Treatment and Grade IV Water Distribution licenses, as well as Grade III Wastewater Treatment license.

City Certifies Maximum Tax Levy/Holds Budget Hearing

It is budget time for the cities in Iowa.  Due to new legislation, cities are required to hold two public hearings prior to approving a new budget.  All cities must pass a resolution establishing the maximum property tax dollars to certify for the levy, as defined in Section 384.15A of the state code.   The new legislation also created a 2% threshold that applies to the revenue derived from certain levies.  If the city’s planned revenue growth from those levies increases by more than 2%, as did the City of Huxley, the council must pass a resolution by at least two-thirds of the members.  Along with the new resolution, all cities must post notification and hold an additional public hearing and vote on the maximum property tax dollars to certify for the levy. Once the maximum property tax dollars resolution is adopted, the city can proceed to adopt the annual city budget. The entire process must be completed by March 31, 2022 and approved budgets are submitted to the Department of Management.  Below are links to the public hearings and resolutions.

Maximum Tax Levy Hearing Notice/Resolutions