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Desert Foothills Library: Passport Office in Cave Creek AZ

Last Reviewed on January 12th, 2022

Desert Foothills Library
38443 N School House Rd
Cave Creek, AZ 85331
Hours of Operation Shown in (MST)
2:00PM -
2:00PM -
12:00PM -
10:00AM -
10:00AM -

Handicap Accessible (ADA): Yes

Passport Photos: Yes, the Desert Foothills Library takes passport photographs onsite - Please review our guide to Passport Photos. If you want your passport photos taken before you go to the acceptance agent, here is a list of places to get passport photos in Cave Creek.

Cave Creek Passport Office: Desert Foothills Library Location Overview

Desert Foothills Library is an acceptance agent/passport office. For passport service in Cave Creek, AZ you can go here for passport help. Desert Foothills Library is a Library facility that is able to witness your signature and seal your passport documents - standard processing is 4-8 weeks. This office DOES NOT issue passports, they will send your passport forms directly to a regional passport facility. There is 1 other passport acceptance agent offices located in Cave Creek. Desert Foothills Library is located in County, Arizona.

About Desert Foothills Library

Desert Foothills Library is not a passport issuance facility and you will NOT receive a passport on-site there. This facility is an acceptance agent, the Desert Foothills Library is sort of like a special notary for the Department of State / Passport Agency in which they can "Witness" your signature and officially "Seal" your application and documents. There is a separate $35 fee for this that is paid at the time of sealing.

Needs to visit an acceptance agent
New Passports Application (Child or Adult)
Lost / Damaged Passport Replacement

Doesn't need to visit an acceptance agent
Passport Renewal
Passport Name Change Application

Passport Processing Times at Desert Foothills Library

Standard Processing - Because of Covid-19, the current processing times are 10-12 weeks after submitting an application.

Expedited Processing - You can pay an extra $60 when sealing your documents at Desert Foothills Library to get your passport quicker, typically in 4-6 weeks.

Emergency Processing - (NOT AVAILABLE at Desert Foothills Library): If you have proof of travel within 3 days you can request an emergency appointment at one of the regional passport offices close to Cave Creek. Also see our info about 3rd-party passport expediters.

Nearest Regional Passport Offices to Cave Creek, AZ

Western Passport Agency - 110.8 Miles
San Diego Passport Agency - 271.5 Miles
El Paso Passport Agency - 300.8 Miles

Passport Services Offered at Desert Foothills Library

Passport Forms - If you need to pick up a physical pre-printed application that you can fill out by hand, the Desert Foothills Library will have pre-printed passport forms. You may also get passport forms from our website and print them on your own printer.

Passport Document Sealing / Passport Application Signature Witness - Desert Foothills Library is an official Acceptance Agent as appointed by the Department of State. Certain municipal and postal employees at this location are authorized to "Witness" your signature (kind of like a notary).
NOTE: not required for passport renewals
Acceptance Agent fee is $35 (see more about Acceptance Agent Fees)

4-6 week passport expediting / 10-12-week standard passport service - These are the standard processing times for passports at any acceptance agent.

Passport Photos - They can take and print your passport photos on site, typically $10-15.

Desert Foothills Library Service Area Radius

This passport office is located in - Maricopa County and serves the passport needs for residents of other nearby zipcodes including: 85331, 85327, 85377, 85266, 85262, 85085, 85087, 85086, 85054, 85050, 85024, 85255, 85324, 85083, 85027, 85032, 85078, 85310, 85260

Frequently asked questions

How fast can I get a passport at Desert Foothills Library?

Desert Foothills Library does not issue passports, they are sent to a central processing facility, it will take at a minimum of 4 weeks if using expedited service and up to 12 weeks for standard processing.

I need a passport sooner than that, what are my options?

It's about 230 miles roundtrip, so it is pretty far from Cave Creek to Western Passport Agency, the closest passport issuing agency. You might want to consider using a passport expediting service to save you the time of going there yourself.

Does Desert Foothills Library charge for passports?

Desert Foothills Library is an acceptance agent, Desert Foothills Library does not issue passports – they do however charge the standard $35 acceptance agent fee to seal your documents, this is only required for new or replacement passport applications; renewals do not need to be sealed and thus no acceptance agent fee is required. Please see our detailed information on passport fees.

Can I get walk-in passport service at Desert Foothills Library?

If by walk-in service you mean get your passport there at Desert Foothills Library? Then no. They do not issue passports, you can get walk-in passport issuance at a regional passport facility only, not local acceptance agent facilities; passport are sent to a central processing location.

Does Desert Foothills Library do passport renewals?

If you have your expired or soon-to-be expired passport, it is in good condition and the validity period on your expired passport was for 10-years, then you do not even need to visit an acceptance agent. You can do your application online, print-it and send it in with new passport photos, the old passport, and the required passport fees. See our guide about passport renewals to renew your passport yourself.

Can Desert Foothills Library tell me about the status of my application?

No, they are acceptance agents and have nothing to do with the application once they witness your signature and seal your application. Once an application is in-process, Desert Foothills Library will not be able to assist any further.

Does Desert Foothills Library take passport photos?

Yes, you can get your passport photos taken there. Please see: List of locations in Cave Creek to get passport photos.

What forms of payment does Desert Foothills Library accept?

At Desert Foothills Library, the passport acceptance fees can be paid for with a check, cash, money order or debit card. Since Desert Foothills Library takes passport photos there, you can also pay for photos with the same payment methods. Passport Fees can only be paid with a check or money order.