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Henn. Co. Centers Drop Passports Starting Nov. 1

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MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – Hennepin County Service Centers will discontinue passport application processing at all locations beginning Nov. 1.

Officials say new federal regulations, aiming to curb passport fraud, require separation between passport offices and offices which handle driver’s licenses and birth records.

Passport application processing will continue at the Brookdale, Maple Grove, Ridgedale and Southdale centers through the end of the month.

Mark Chapin, director of taxpayer services, says Hennepin County has been the largest processor of passports in the country – west of Chicago.

He added that the change is not related to the federal government shutdown.

Also beginning Nov. 1, service centers will start processing first-time driver’s licenses.

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