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Fingerprinting

Fingerprinting

Contact:
Records
303-441-3300

If you are a resident of or work in the City of Boulder, the police department can take your fingerprints for a variety of purposes, including, but not limited to, employment, alcohol licensing and adoptions. The police department does not do fingerprinting for immigration purposes.

You will need to bring valid photo identification. Often, an applicant will be provided with a blank fingerprint card preprinted with important information relevant to the purpose for fingerprinting already filled in. Be sure to bring that card and any other accompanying paperwork that may need to be completed.

The police department's main location at 1805 33rd St. offers fingerprinting on Tuesdays and Thursdays between 8 a.m. and 6 p.m. Fingerprinting is also available at the Community Police Center on 16th Street, just south of Pearl Street, Monday through Thursday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The cost of this service is $11 per fingerprint card.

Effective October 1, 2018, Boulder police will no longer be able to accommodate public fingerprinting.  The Colorado Bureau of Investigation (CBI) is in the process of implementing a new, Statewide Digital Fingerprinting Process known as CABS (Colorado Applicant Background Services) in response to Senate Bill 17-189. The CBI recently awarded a contract allowing third party vendors to print and submit non-criminal applicant fingerprints for the State.  These vendor services will be located throughout the State, increasing applicants’ ability to obtain fingerprints in a timely manner. These services will also reduce the burden on Law Enforcement agencies as the vendors will electronically transmit the civil fingerprints.  The processing time and rejections will decrease tremendously.

This program is tentatively scheduled to start implementation on Monday September 24, 2018.

We are providing the below links to additional information for community members who may have questions regarding the new process and where to go for fingerprinting.

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