Fingerprinting services are available by appointment only. We offer services for the following:
  • Adoptions
  • Concealed Pistol Licenses - first-time or expired more than 90 days (not necessary for renewals or replacements)
  • Employment
  • Foster Parents
  • Visas
  • Volunteers


Please call the Whatcom County Sheriff's Office's receptionist at 360-778-6600 to make an appointment for one of the below time slots.  We can accommodate up to three 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.


Fingerprints cost $20 cash or check only for up to two fingerprint cards and $5 for each additional card. Each fingerprint card includes all 10 fingers.


The Whatcom County Sheriff's Office is located at 311 Grand Avenue, Bellingham; however the entrance is off Prospect Street, straight across from the US Post Office located on Prospect.