Fingerprinting Services

Face masks are required – we reserve the right to refuse service to any parties not wearing a face mask.  Masks will not be provided.  

If you need fingerprinted for your Conceal Carry License, please contact the Shawnee County Sheriff’s Department at 785-251-2200 to make an appointment. 

The Topeka Police Department fingerprinting service hours will be changing effective immediately.

Recent increases in fingerprinting needs have placed a burden on the department’s ability to provide emergency services and follow-up, so the department is asking the community’s support in establishing specific fingerprinting service hours to help alleviate this burden.  Customers needing general fingerprinting services are asked to visit our website and make an appointment.

Those parties who are seeking a license through the city, such as security guards and alarm techs, will need to make arrangements with their company representative to make an appointment.

In Person

Step 1.Fees 

The fee for this service is $10 per person. This fee may be paid via cash, check, or credit card. This fee includes the completion of as many fingerprint cards as each individual may require at no additional cost per card.

Step 2.What to bring

Be sure to bring any fingerprint cards, waivers, instructions, and/or additional paperwork that you were given regarding the fingerprinting process and the requirements of the agency or company requiring your fingerprints. If you were given fingerprint card(s), you may complete the required informational fields at the top of the card(s) prior to being fingerprinted or you may wait until you get here. A government-issued photo ID must be presented at the time of fingerprinting.

If you were not supplied with fingerprint cards, we have the standard FBI FD-258 fingerprint card and may supply these to paying fingerprint customers at no additional cost. An image of this card may be viewed below. If a different fingerprint card is required, it must be supplied by the individual at the time of fingerprinting.

An example of form FD-258

An example of form FD-258

Step 3.Schedule an appointment

Fingerprinting services will only be offered on Thursdays from 8:15 a.m. – 11:15 a.m. and 1:15 p.m. – 4:15 p.m. as staffing allows.  Please note: no services will be offered on city holidays.

Schedule an Appt

Individuals should also be aware that the KBI is providing fingerprinting services, Livescan only.  The cost is $10.00, debit or credit card, money order or check only,  NO CASH.

This service is available Monday – Friday 9:00 am – 11:30 am and 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm.   A government issued photo ID is required (DL, ID card, passport or military ID) and you must wear a facemask.

Please call 785-296-4038 to leave a message and they will call you back to set up an appointment.