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Fingerprinting Locations

NOTICE: Due to COVID-19, we are experiencing a higher volume of CBC requests, processing additional follow-up steps for previous alternate background check procedures, and continuing to adapt to health guidelines as they are updated. It can take up to two weeks for paperwork received in our office to be processed and an additional three weeks to receive the report.

PLEASE NOTE: Fingerprints must be submitted on a fingerprint card and should be sent by mail or courier (e.g. UPS, FedEx). OUR BUILDING IS CLOSED TO THE PUBLIC; DO NOT PHYSICALLY BRING YOUR FINGERPRINT CARD AND FORMS TO OUR OFFICE AS YOU WILL NOT BE ALLOWED IN THE BUILDING.

Bureau of Criminal Apprehension (BCA)

The BCA provides fingerprinting services (by appointment).

Fee: $10 per fingerprint card. They accept payment by cash, check, and money order.

Location: 1430 Maryland Ave E, St. Paul, Minnesota 55106

Hours: Monday–Friday, 8:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.

Method: LiveScan

Phone: 651-793-2410

Website: https://dps.mn.gov/divisions/bca/Pages/Fingerprinting.aspx

Local Law Enforcement in any State or Foreign Country

Services, fees, location, and hours will vary by agency. To find a local fingerprinting service provider, contact local law enforcement and ask the following questions:

  1. Do you offer fingerprinting services?
  2. What is your fingerprinting fee?
  3. What days and times are fingerprinting services available?
  4. Do you use the current official FD-258 card? If not, may I bring my own?
  5. Should I fill out the top part of the card prior to my appointment or will the information be printed on the card?

Not all law enforcement agencies provide fingerprinting services, but they are usually able to assist in referring other law enforcement agencies or private vendors in the area who provide the service.

NOTE: The FD-258 card submitted for your licensure CBC must contain the full Privacy Act Statement section on the back. For more information, please see our page Completing the FD-258 Card.

Other Qualified Vendors

Services, fees, location, and hours will vary. Contact the vendor and ask the following questions:

  1. Do you offer fingerprinting services?
  2. What is your fingerprinting fee?
  3. What days and times are fingerprinting services available?
  4. Do you use the current official FD-258 card? If not, may I bring my own? (Note: Cards marked as "equivalent to FD258" are not acceptable.)
  5. Should I fill out the top part of the card prior to my appointment or will the information be printed on the card?
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