Get Fingerprinted


  • Cost is $7.00 per ID card. Cash or check only.
  • If you were provided with fingerprint cards, please keep them flat - do not fold them.
  • Cards will be provided if you do not have one.  We supply the standard FD-258 FBI Applicant card.
  • If your fingerprint cards need to be mailed by us, you must provide the envelope and postage for mailing.


  • By appointment only: To make an appointment click here.
    Fingerprinting takes about 20 minutes and is done on a first come, first serve basis.
  • Come prepared for your fingerprint appointment: Complete this form prior to your appointment and hand it to the technician upon arrival.
  • Last fingerprint request is taken at 4:30 PM.

Preparing to be Fingerprinted

  • To get a good print, it is important that your hands are hydrated:
    • Drink lots of water.
    • Use hand lotion.
    • Avoid excessive hand washing, use of hand sanitizers or other activities that dry out your hands. 
  • We will not print you if you have a fresh wound or cut to your fingers. Please let your hands and fingers heal. 


Sue Rahr, Interim Chief of Police
Address: 610 5th Avenue, Seattle, WA, 98104-1900
Mailing Address: PO Box 34986, Seattle, WA, 98124-4986
Phone: (206) 625-5011
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