UW Police

Fingerprinting

The University of Washington Police Department offers limited fingerprinting services on-site (3939 NE 15thAve, Seattle WA).  Our personnel will fingerprint only UW students, staff, and faculty for employment, certifications, various licenses, and more.

Fingerprint services for Concealed Pistol License is not available at University of Washington Police Department.

The fingerprinting is done with a LiveScan (electronic) system where the prints are captured by a scanner and a printout of the fingerprint card will be provided. Completed LiveScan fingerprints are *not* submitted electronically.

Ink fingerprinting services are also provided, as necessary.  Note that, processing of the completed fingerprint card is the responsibility of the fingerprint client.

APPOINTMENT PROCEDURE

  • Call the UW Police Department at 206.543.0507 during business hours: {Monday -Friday  08:30 am – 12:00 pm | 1:00 pm – 4:30 pm} to schedule an appointment.
  • Fingerprint fees are collected prior to fingerprinting and the acceptable payment methods are CASH ONLY or University of Washington budget number transfer (payment). Individuals will receive a receipt and should retain it until the fingerprint service is complete.
  • You must bring valid picture identification with you (driver’s license or passport). Your University of Washington Husky photo ID is not acceptable.

APPOINTMENT REMINDERS

The Front Office contacts all scheduled appointments the business day prior for confirmation.

HOURS FOR APPOINTMENTS

Mondays:     1:30 pm – 4:00 pm
Tuesdays:     9:00 am – 11:00 am
Thursdays:   1:30 pm – 4:00 pm

FEES

Type First Card Fee Additional Card Fee
All persons fingerprinted $15 $10

MASKS REQUIRED FOR ALL FINGERPRINT SERVICES
Due to the close proximity of fingerprint client & fingerprint technician during this service, masks must be worn.

IMPORTANT FINGERPRINT APPOINTMENT INFORMATION

  • If you were provided with fingerprint cards, please keep them flat – do not fold them.
  • Cards will be provided if you do not have one.  We supply the standard FD-258 FBI Applicant card.
  • If your fingerprint cards need to be mailed by us, you must provide the envelope and postage for mailing.

PREPARING TO BE FINGERPRINTED

  • To get a good print, it is important that your hands are hydrated:
    • Drink lots of water.
    • Use hand lotion.
    • Avoid excessive hand washing, use of hand sanitizers or other activities that dry out your hands.

WE WILL NOT PRINT YOU IF:

  • You have a fresh wound or cut to your fingers. Please let your hands and fingers heal.
  • You have a broken arm or broken wrist (as we need full range of motion).

AREA FINGERPRINTING SERVICES

If our fingerprint schedule doesn’t meet your needs, the following list may be helpful.

Alliance 2020: 425.271.8065, option 1
Bellevue Fingerprinting Services: 425.603.1033
Bothell PD: 425.486.1254
Edmonds PD: 425.771.0200
Everett PD: 425.257.8400
Identogo 888.771.5097
Kenmore PD: 206.296.5020, Administered by Shoreline PD.
King County Courthouse: 206.296.4155
Lynnwood PD: 425.670.5600
Monroe PD: 360.794.6300
Mountlake Terrace PD: 425.670.8260
Mukilteo PD: 425.353.8222
Renton PD: 425.430.7500, Administered by Alliance 2020.
Seattle PD: 206.625.5011, Administered by Alliance 2020 &/or Identogo.
Snohomish PD: 360.568.0888
Issaquah PD (Residents Only): 425.837.3200
Kirkland PD (Residents Only): 425.587.3400
Lake Forest Park (Residents Only): 206.364.8216
Mill Creek PD (Residents Only): 425.745.6175
Redmond PD: 425.556.2500, Administered by 3rd Party.
Shoreline PD (Residents Only): 206.546.6730
Tukwila PD: 206.433.1808
UWPD: 206.543.0507