UW Police


The University of Washington Police Department fingerprints any current student, staff or faculty member who needs to be printed for employment or teacher certification. We do not do immigration or concealed weapons permit prints. The department is located 3939 15th Ave.  NE.

Fingerprinting Hours by Appointment Only

Tuesday 2 – 4 pm and Thursday 2 – 4 pm.

Please note that the UWPD offers LiveScan fingerprinting (no ink).

Call 206.543.0507 to arrange an appointment during one of these time periods.

***When scheduling, please be aware that there is only a 10-minute grace period and arriving later will require the appointment to be rescheduled.

***Also keep in mind that fingerprint appointments generally take 20 minutes.

You may make prior arrangements to accommodate special needs, but you must make these in advance and such accommodations are dependent on staff availability. Call 206.543.0507 to arrange a special appointment.

The fee for fingerprinting is $10.00 (cash only or university budget number) per card. Please bring two pieces of ID – at least one of which must have your picture and signature and be issued by the state or federal government (e.g., driver’s license, passport).

Other Area Fingerprinting Services

The following is a list of fingerprinting services available. Call your nearest police department for availability if not listed below.

Bellevue Fingerprint Services 425.603.1033 Mill Creek PD (Residents Only) 425.745.6175
Bothell PD 425.486.1254 Monroe PD 360.794.6300
Edmonds PD 425.771.0200 Mountlake Terrace PD 425.670.8260
Everett PD 425.257.8400 Mukilteo PD 425.353.8222
Kenmore PD 206.296.5020 Redmond PD (Residents & CPL Only) 425.556.2500
King County Courthouse 206.296.4155 Renton PD 425.430.7500
Kirkland PD (Residents Only) 425.587.3400 Seattle PD 206.684.8999
Issaquah PD (Residents Only) 425.837.3200 Shoreline PD (Residents Only) 206.546.6730
Lake Forest Park (Residents Only) 206.364.8216 Snohomish PD 360.568.0888
Lynnwood PD 425.670.5600 UWPD 206.543.0507

Information about the King County AFIS program

King County Automated Fingerprint Identification System (AFIS) provides enhanced fingerprint ID services to the criminal justice entities within the county, including the UWPD. AFIS staff fingerprint and identify inmates booked into county jails. Wanted or dangerous offenders are identified prior to release, even if they provide false names to evade outstanding warrants. Staff also recover latent fingerprints and palmprints from major crime scenes to identify criminals. The program includes technology that makes it possible to collect and match prints. Overall, AFIS aids in solving crimes and contributes to the safety of our citizens and officers.