*As a precautionary measure in response to the COVID-19 outbreak the Durham County Sheriff's Office is suspending fingerprinting services until further notice. If you have a question regarding this or other services please contact us at 919-560-0898 or - 0899. We appreciate your patience. *
Fingerprints by Appointment Only
Contact: 919-560-0898 or 919-560-0899
The Records unit is required to follow strict federal guidelines when performing necessary procedures for fingerprinting. During the fingerprint process you will be asked to schedule an appointment. Please note, you will be asked to pay before scheduling your appointment.
Appointments for fingerprints are processed on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Appointments can be made online or in person at our self-check-in kiosk.
*walk-ins without an appointment will be processed between appointments and the last walk-in is processed at 3:30
To schedule your appointment click HERE.
Please at least 10 minutes before your scheduled appointment. This allows you the opportunity to park, check in, and complete any other necessary paperwork. The process time takes 15 - 20 minutes to complete.
NOTE: If you arrive late for your appointment you may be asked to reschedule. If you are unable to keep your appointment, please log into the Order Tracker to reschedule.
Photo ID Required
At the time of appointment, you will need to provide a valid driver's license or DMV ID. The address listed on the North Carolina Driver license or ID card must be the applicant’s valid current residential.
If you are obtaining fingerprints that require electronic submissions to the SBI make sure you receive the Electronic Submission form from the requested agency. If you do not have the required forms, we cannot fingerprint you.
If you are obtaining thumbprint only, no appointment is necessary. Please visit our office on the first floor of the Durham County courthouse located at 510 South Dillard Street in Durham to be processed. When applying in person we can usually accommodate most walk-ins during fingerprint service hours. However, during peak business hours, an appointment may not be available on the same day of service
No Fingerprint FeeNo appointment is necessary for fingerprints with an official sealed letter from Durham County Social Services, Durham County Youth Homes, or The Brian Center. When applying in person we can usually accommodate most walk-ins during fingerprint service hours. However, during peak business hours, an appointment may not be available on the same day of service.