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Beltrami County Law Enforcement


Fingerprinting services are provided for adoptions, foster care, background checks for employment, identification, immigration, licensures, out of state firearm permits, etc. at a fee of $25. We also provide suspense prints and criminal prints

Fingerprinting services are available by appointment only and can be scheduled 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 8:30 am and 3:30 pm Monday-Friday. 


What do you bring to your fingerprint appointment?

  • Your government issued ID (see below for valid ID’s accepted (valid Driver’s License is preferred).
  • $25 Cash- This is a cash only transaction requiring exact change. NO PERSONAL CHECKS, MONEY ORDERS, DEBIT/CREDIT CARDS will be accepted.
  • Paperwork- any paperwork that we need to sign for the background process, any paperwork received by the Sheriffs Office, probation agent, housing authority, etc. Bring it all with you.
  • Optional- an additional $5.00 cash is needed If you would like two additional fingerprint cards to be printed at the same time as your appointment (we provide 2 cards for the $25 fee).

Acceptable forms of identification include: 

  • State Issued Driver's License or ID card (PREFFERED) 
  • US Passport 
  • US Active Duty/Retiree/Reservist Military ID Card
  • US Tribal ID Card
  • INS I-551 Resident Alien Card, INS I-688 Temporary Resident ID Card
  • INS I-6688 or I-766 Employment Authorization Card

To enter the courthouse for your fingerprinting service, these items are not allowed and will speed up the process of getting you through security faster!

  • Leave your cell phone, smart watch, and other electronics in your vehicle.
  • No weapons are allowed.
  • No alcohol, cannabis, or other controlled substances are allowed.
  • All bags will be scanned so if there are a lot of items in your bag, it will slow down your process of getting in.
  • Heavy jewelry, suspenders, or metal on clothing may result in removal of the items and/or further screening.
  • It will be a faster process if you simply bring in your ID, cash, and paperwork!

Contact Us

Court Security

600 Minnesota Ave NW
Bemidji, MN 56601

Phone: 218-333-4087

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