Fingerprinting

The sheriff’s office provides fingerprinting services for adoptions, job applications, identification, immigration and any other reason. We do fingerprinting electronically. Ink fingerprinting is not available.

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Getting fingerprint services

Location

Hennepin County Public Safety Facility
401 South Fourth Avenue
Lower level, bail room and fingerprints
Minneapolis, MN 55415
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Hours 

All days and times include holidays.

Monday through Friday: 6 to 10 a.m. and 4 to 8 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday: 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Fingerprinting can take up to 30 minutes, but your wait could be longer depending on the number of people in line. Strollers and car seat carriers are not allowed past the lobby.

Fee

$15 per fingerprint card

Cash only.  Exact change only. No debit or credit cards. 

Items to bring with you

Bring one piece of valid and current government issued identification or, if expired, the renewal slip.

Types of acceptable identification include:

  • State-issued driver’s license or identification card
  • United States passport
  • United States active duty military identification card
  • Retiree, or reservist military identification card
  • INS I-551 resident alien card
  • INS I-766 employment authorization card
  • United States tribal identification card

Also bring a blank fingerprint card if an employer or other organization has provided you one. Don’t fill out or sign the card before you arrive. We can only print on an actual fingerprint card, not a paper copy. If you don’t have a blank fingerprint card, you can buy one on site for $1 per card.

Preparing your hands

Remove all rings and clean your hands of any dye, henna, oil, etc.

Data privacy 

Minnesota law treats fingerprints as private data. We only sell fingerprint cards to either the subject of the fingerprints or a government organization.

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