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705 S Nevada Avenue
Colorado Springs, CO 80903
Phone: 719-444-7000 (General)
Contact: Office of the Chief
Email: chiefoff@ci.colosp. . .
Hours: 24 Hours a Day

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Colorado Springs Police Department

Fingerprint Services

Hours of Operation:

Fingerprint Services are available for persons who need non-criminal fingerprints for background checks, job applications, applications for child care, liquor licenses, massage licenses, school jobs, teaching, etc. during the following times:

Police Operation Center

Monday through Friday
7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. (Effective January 1, 2014)


Stetson Hills Substation

9:00am to 5:00pm*

* This is service is staffed by CAPS volunteers and is subject to availability. Please call 719-444-3186 or 719-444-7521 prior to coming to the Substation to ensure the service is available. Only non-criminal based printing is available at Stetson Hills.

We are closed on Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Years Day.  However, we are open on all other holidays for general non-criminal fingerprinting that do not fall on a Sunday.

Sex Offender Registration/Court Orders:  

Persons who are required to be fingerprinted for sex offender registration or are required by court order will be fingerprinted/registered during the following times:

Monday through Friday
8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.

NOTE: No sex offender registrations or court orders will be processed on Holidays, Saturdays or Sundays.

NOTE: Parents bringing a returned runaway to the Police Department for fingerprints/photos, or have been requested to have your child fingerprinted by a CSPD Officer may come to the Police Operations Center at any time (24/7) for fingerprinting.

INS/USCIS Fingerprints:

Effective October 1, 2004, the only facility where you can get your fingerprints taken in Colorado is at the Aurora facility. Here is the link to their web site with driving instructions, operating hours, etc. Colorado USCIS Fingerprint Information

What you need to bring to get fingerprinted:

  • Government Issued Photo ID (IE drivers license, passport, military ID, etc...)
  • Applicable Fee
  • Fingerprint Card

NOTE: CSPD can provide applicants with a blank applicant fingerprint card if necessary. This card will not have the employer specific code of the requesting agency.

Fingerprint Location:

All criminal fingerprinting is done at the Police Operations Center located at 705 S Nevada Ave, Colorado Springs, CO 80903. Non-criminal fingerprinting is offered at the Police Operations Center 6 days a week and at the Stetson Hills Substation every Wednesday.

Upon arriving, please make contact with a staff member. The staff member will assist you in making sure that you have all the necessary documentation and is available to answer any questions you may have. If this desk is not staffed please sign-in on the clipboard. You will called in the order in which you signed in.

Fingerprint Fee: $15.00 per card:

The CSPD accepts cash, check or money order for fingerprinting fees. Please make checks and money orders payable to "The City of Colorado Springs". Additionally, we provide a receipt for the fees collected. Save this receipt. If for any reason the requesting agency rejects the fingerprint card please bring in your receipt and any supporting documentation you may have received and you will be re-printed at no cost.

Persons applying for a Liquor license through the Colorado Springs City Clerk's Office have paid their fingerprinting fees to the City Clerk. No fee will be charged at CSPD for fingerprinting Liquor Applicants.

Fingerprint Appointments:

All of our fingerprinting is done on a first-come-first-serve basis. We apologize, but we are NOT able to make appointments for fingerprinting.

Time Required to be Fingerprinted:

The time it takes to be fingerprinted depends on the reason you need to be fingerprinted and how many cards you require. On average non-criminal related fingerprints (IE Job Applicants) require 10 to 15 minutes to process.

Registration Purposes/Officer Escorted Fingerprints: It takes more time for us to process individuals who are being printed for criminal reasons or sex offender registration purposes, as we need to gather and verify information from these individuals. On average the processing of criminal related fingerprints and/or to register a subject is between 20-30 minutes per person.

Estimated Fingerprint Waiting Times:

We apologize for delays you may experience in obtaining fingerprints at CSPD. We assure you every effort is being made to schedule fingerprint personnel as efficiently as possible in an effort to minimize your waiting time. There are several factors that could influence your wait time. These include:

In Custody Subjects: Police Officers with subject in custody are given first priority when they bring a subject in to be fingerprinted and photographed. Depending on the type of fingerprinting required and the cooperativeness of the subject these persons can take 10 to 30 minutes to process. Regretfully, we have no way of determining in advance when officers will bring individuals in for fingerprinting, or how many people will be brought in at any given time.

In Custody or Detained Juveniles: These subject are given the same priority as adult in custody subjects.

Availability of Volunteer Staffing: The CSPD utilizes CAPS volunteers to help fingerprint non-criminal subjects. If a volunteer is not available wait times may be increased.

NOTE: For safety and security reasons it is policy to close the criminal print room door to the main lobby while an in-custody subject is being processed.

If you have any questions please contact the Records Section at 719-444-7521.