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 permits, 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 fingerprinting services is $25. If multiple fingerprints are requested, they can be purchased at the time of your fingerprint appointment 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.

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