Fingerprinting - (Fingerprinting services are currently suspended until 6/16/20 or further notice.)

Fingerprinting services are available by appointment only. We offer services for the following:

  • Adoptions.
  • Concealed Pistol Licenses -  For Whatcom County Sheriff's Office issued licenses only.
  • Employment.
  • Foster Parents.
  • Visas.
  • Volunteers.

Appointments - Due to the current national and state COVID-19 emergency, the Sheriff's Office has temporarily suspended fingerprinting services.  Please call back after June 8, 2020 to make an appointment. 

Please call the Sheriff's Office at 360-778-6600 to make an appointment for one of the below time slots.  We can accommodate up to four persons during each time slot. 
Tuesdays Thursdays
9:00 a.m. 1:00 p.m.
9:30 a.m. 1:30 p.m.
10:00 a.m. 2:00 p.m.
10:30 a.m. 2:30 p.m.
11:00 a.m. 3:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. 3:30 p.m.


  • Two (2) Cards - $20 
  • Each additional card - $5

Forms of Payment

  • Cash.
  • Check.
  • Credit/Debit Cards
    • a 2.35% processing fee or a $2.00 minimum will be added for credit/debit cards.


The Sheriff's Office is located at 311 Grand Ave. in downtown Bellingham. The entrance is off Prospect St., across the street from the Prospect St. Post Office, under the green awning.