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I Need Fingerprints

I need fingerprints for employment, as part of a background check, or for a police clearance...

Appointment Notice

The MPD is in the process of switching to a new appointment system. To allow for setup time, we are currently allowing appointments to be made only up to Friday, June 28. Please come back after Monday, June 17 to make an appointment after July 1.

Note: Gun Permits are already filled up to that date, so if you want a gun permit appointment, please come back to the website after June 17.


If you need to be fingerprinted for nursing/medical license, mental health, bar exams, a government clearance etc you must be INK fingerprinted.

To be INK fingerprinted you must be a resident of the District of Columbia.

Proof of residency is considered a DC License/ID or Military ID.

You must also provide your own fingerprint card(s)

Cost is $5 per card.

We Moved!

As of Monday, October 16, 2023, the following function has permanently moved to the address listed below. All existing appointments will be honored at this location.

Civilian Fingerprint Section
441 4th Street, NW, Room 550 South 
Washington, DC 20001