Public Fingerprinting


ATTENTION - NO FINGERPRINTING SERVICE AVAILABLE 6/15-6/27

Beginning Wednesday, June 15 through Monday, June 27, we will have a temporary suspension of our public fingerprinting service.  Normal operation will resume on Tuesday, June 28 at 10am. You will be able to call and schedule appointments during this time.


Fingerprints for licensing or other non-criminal purposes are completed in the Crow Wing County Judicial Center, located at 213 Laurel Street, Brainerd, MN 56401. There is a service fee of $10.00. NOTE: Child care, adult foster care and child foster care programs see NETStudy 2.0 Background Studies at the bottom of this segment

This service is offered Monday through Friday, between the hours 10am-4pm. An appointment is required and can be made by calling 218-822-7050 (press "0") at least 1 day in advance of the requested date and time, between the hours of 8:00am-4:30pm.

A valid picture identification and the $10.00 fee are required at the time of fingerprinting. Fees can be paid by cash or debit/credit card. Prints are done electronically (LiveScan) and copies are available to you immediately on FD-258 cards.

NETStudy 2.0 Background Studies 

Community Services is now able to process NETStudy 2.0 background studies to include fingerprinting for the purposes of licensing child care, adult foster care and child foster care programs. Community Services Building, 204 Laurel Street Brainerd, MN 56401.

Available: Monday through Friday (except holidays) by appointment only.

Pre-enroll and schedule a fingerprint appointment with the IdentoGO link below or call 844-556-8505.

To complete a study the individual must have the authorization form (initiated by the employer of agency), fees paid, and a photo ID. Please contact your employer if you have any questions about what is required for you.

***For questions about the NETStudy 2.0 background studies, please visit Crow Wing County Community Services