Applicant Fingerprints

Services Provided                                             

The Washington County Sheriff’s Office, Jail Division, provides fingerprinting to the general public for a fee. This fingerprinting process can be used for employment, adoptions, licensing and permits. You may bring in government approved finger print cards which you obtain from your employer or other sources, or the Sheriff’s Office will provide them for you.

Bring your driver’s license or some other form of government issued picture identification. You will also need to know your Social Security Number.

The fingerprint process is performed using a high quality, non-ink, live scan system. The finger print cards are printed on a laser printer and given back to you. Remove all rings, watches and bracelets before we roll your prints. Our system accepts Federal FD-258 cards. Print cards from other states may not work on our print machine.

Applicant Fingerprints

For applicant fingerprints, come to the Jail lobby and tell the Jail staff that you need to be fingerprinted. Due to staffing and activities in the Jail, you may have to wait up to 30 minutes to get fingerprinted. Before you get fingerprinted, you will need to pay your fingerprint fee to the Jail staff.

Hours are: Monday - Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. If you need to come in after hours or on a weekend, call the Jail at 651-430-7900.  

Washington County Departments may have its staff or volunteers fingerprinted Monday - Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. by appointment only. Call the Administrative Sergeant at 651-430-7912 to set up an appointment.

Fingerprints may also be completed at the Bureau of Criminal Apprehension,1430 Maryland Ave. East, St. Paul, MN  55106.They accept walk-ins or by appointment. (651) 793-2410.  


Service Fee
Washington County residents (up to 2 cards) - per person $15
Non-Washington County residents (up to 2 cards) - per person $20
Additional fingerprint cards - per card $2

If you need additional fingerprint cards, tell the Jail staff so additional fees may be added. Credit card, check or exact cash amount may be used for payment. No change will be given for cash payments. An ATM is available in the jail lobby.