Sheriff's Office

Public Fingerprinting Services

Fingerprinting services are provided for adoptions, foster care, background checks for employment, identification, immigraiton, licensures, out of state firearm permist, etc.

Appointments can be made by contacting Beltrami County Court Security at 218-333-4087. Services are provided at the Judicial Center, 600 Minnesota Ave NW, Bemidji, MN 56601, between 1:00 pm and 3:30 pm Monday-Friday.

The fingerprint process itself can take up to 30 minutes, but the wait could be longer depending on the number of individuals waiting to be printed. Individuals will be notified by phone if an appointment has been cancelled do to unforseen circumstances.

The cost for public fingerpringing services is $25. If multiple fingerprints are requested, they can be purchased for an additional charge of $5.00 a set (two cards). This is a CASH only transaction requiring exact change. NO PERSONAL CHECKS, MONEY ORDERS, DEBIT/CREDIT CARDS will be accepted.

Fingerprint information is kept on file anywhere from 90-120 days, then automatically removed from the system. Once information has been dropped, the fingerprinting service and fee would apply to any new request.

You MUST present a valid government issued I.D. card that has not expired. Acceptable forms of identification include: