Fingerprinting Services

In order to comply with the local health orders that to go into effect July 9, 2020 Fingerprinting Services have been suspended until further notice.  It is unknown when Fingerprinting Services will resume. 

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

Recent increases in fingerprinting needs have placed burden on the department’s ability to provide emergency services and follow-up, so the department is asking for the community’s support in establishing specific fingerprinting service hours to help alleviate this burden. Customers needing general fingerprinting services are asked to visit during our new fingerprinting service hours, which are Tuesdays and Fridays, from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Those parties who are seeking a license through the city, such as security guards and alarm techs, may continue to visit our department for their license anytime between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday.


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.

Items 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

Individuals who are fingerprinted here are free to take the completed fingerprint cards with them. However, if required, we can mail the fingerprints provided the individual brings addressed envelope with postage applied. This envelope must large enough to hold the fingerprint card(s) (8 inches by 8 inches).

Additional questions may be directed to 785-368-9456.

Shawnee County Sheriff Fingerprinting

Individuals should also be aware that the Shawnee County Sheriff’s Office provides fingerprinting services (both ink and LiveScan) for a $10 fee. This service is typically available Monday, Wednesday, and Friday between 9 a.m. and 12 p.m., and Tuesday and Thursday between 1:30 p.m. and 3:00 p.m. An appointment is required for this service and may be made by calling 785-251-2200.