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Fingerprinting Services

About Fingerprinting Services

The Ramsey County Sheriff’s Office provides fingerprinting services for background checks required for employment, adoption, human services, public housing, or other reasons.  Fingerprints are provided in both electronic (Live Scan) and ink formats.  Appointments are not necessary.

Hours and Location

  • Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 8:00 am to 12:00 pm and 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm  (excluding holidays)
  • Tuesday and Thursday from 1:00 pm to 3:30 pm (excluding holidays)
  • Criminal History Unit, located on the first floor of the Law Enforcement Center (425 Grove Street, Saint Paul).
  • There is free parking in the front lot of the Law Enforcement Center.

Fee and Payment

  • There is a $15.00 fee per card (set of prints) for individuals who are required to submit their fingerprints for employment, adoption, or other reasons.
  • Must present a valid driver’s license, state issued identification, or passport.
  • Cash and credit cards are accepted.

There is no fee for individuals who present a letter from Ramsey County requesting this service. This letter must state the need or reason for the fingerprints and that there is no charge for this service.

Fingerprinting for Youth

Youth (under the age of 18) can be fingerprinted on a card at no cost.  This card is not for official use, but is kept by parents or guardians in case of future need.  Kid Print events are held throughout the year at various locations providing families the opportunity to have their children fingerprinted.

More Information

For more information, please contact the Ramsey County Sheriff’s Office Criminal History Unit at 651-266-9585.  For more information regarding Kid Print, please contact the Ramsey County Sheriff’s Office Community Support Services section at 651-266-7332.


Ramsey County Sheriff’s Office
Minnesota's First Law Enforcement Agency - Established 1849

Sheriff Matt Bostrom