The City of Yelm Municipal Court announced that passport applications are now accepted there effective August 1, 2006 on behalf of the U.S. Department of State. The court will forward the application to the U. S. Dept. of State for processing and the passport will be mailed directly to the applicant in about six weeks. Proper passport photos, proof of citizenship and photo id are required. See the U. S. Dept of State Passport application site for more information.