Starting next month, Rosemount residents will have to leave town to get their passport processed.
Beginning May 1, the Robert Trail License Center in Rosemount will no longer accept passport applications. The change is the result of changes being made by the U.S. State Department. The new federal regulations are designed to prevent passport fraud.
The Robert Trail License Center in Rosemount will continue to issue birth and death certifications. Passport applications can be processed at any of the other license center locations: Apple Valley, Burnsville, Hastings, Lakeville and West St. Paul.
Birth and death certificates are still available at all license center locations, but only between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.
For more information, including addresses and hours of the Dakota County license and service centers, visit www.dakotacounty.us and search "License Center".