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National Passport Day

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WATERLOO (KWWL)-- About fifty county recorders across the state participated in Passport Day U.S.A..

Black Hawk County was one of one office stayed open Saturday.

Last year Passport Day U.S.A. was held at Hawkeye College instead of at the Recorder's Office.

"We did have a pretty good turn out then too, but we thought that this time, by doing it in the office, if they need their birth certificate we can get that for them at the same time, " said Black Hawk County Recorder Judy McCarthy.

McCarthy says that passports can also be renewed at post offices, but by going through the recorder, the revenue for processing the passport goes to the county instead of the federal government. This decreases the amount of money needed from property taxes.

Passports bring an annual $80,000 to the Black Hawk County's general fund each year.

Online Producer: Jackie Manternach

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