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News Release
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Thursday, July 8, 2021

​Mary Hall, Thurston County Auditor  
711 Washington Relay 

Thurston County Auditor’s Office to Restart Passport Services

OLYMPIA – The Thurston County Auditor's Office will restart Passport Services by appointment on July 12, 2021. 
The Auditor's Office will be the only location to offer passport services during regular business hours, Monday through Friday. Three other locations currently offer passport services in Thurston County with limited hours. 
"We're happy we can again provide passport services in Thurston County," said Mary Hall, Thurston County Auditor. "Passport demand will increase as we work our way out of the pandemic, and as we get closer to the REAL ID deadline."  
Beginning in May 3, 2023, non-enhanced Washington state drivers' licenses and identification cards will no longer be acceptable identification at airports for domestic air travel. Travelers will need a passport, an enhanced driver's licenses and identification cards or another federally approved identification to travel domestically on commercial aircraft.  
Passports are also one of the primary forms of identification used to prove U.S. citizenship when applying for an enhanced driver's licenses or enhanced identification card. 
Passport appointments will be available from 8 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. To make an appointment, visit this page.
For more information, go here.