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FINGERPRINT INFORMATION

The Eau Claire County Sheriff's Office offers Fingerprinting for the public.  This includes fingerprinting for jobs, foster care, adoption, emergency medical service employment, daycare employment, or for any other purpose. 

The Sheriff's Office also does fingerprinting for Concealed Weapons Permits.  For Concealed Weapons Permit information please click here.

Fingerprinting is done electronically (via Live Scan).  Hands must be clean and free of any dye, henna, oil, etc.

 What are the Hours of Operation?

                 Monday thru Thursday – 9:00am till 3:00pm - it takes approximately 15-20 minutes to complete  
                                                              the fingerprint process so please arrive at least 20 minutes prior to 3:00pm.

                 Friday - Closed

 No appointment necessary

 Any questions please call 715-839-7204

 How much does it cost?

The cost for public fingerprinting is $28.00 per person for a set of prints.  We accept cash in the exact amount or checks payable to Eau Claire County Sheriff's Office.    No debit/credit cards are accepted, ATM is available in the lobby.  Report to the:                 

Eau Claire Sheriff's Office
Law Enforcement Center - 1st floor of the courthouse
721 Oxford Ave.
Eau Claire, WI   54703

 You will pay for the public fingerprint and will be given a receipt and 2 fingerprint cards which you will take to:

  Fingerprint/DNA Office

Room 2521 - 2nd floor of the courthouse

You will provide the officer with the receipt and the fingerprint cards.

 What do I need to bring with me?

To confirm you identity we need a valid driver's license with photo, valid state issued photo identification card, valid passport, or valid military photo identification.

 How long does it take?

The fingerprinting process normally only takes about 15-20 minutes, but your wait could be longer depending on the number of individuals waiting to be printed.

 Tips for better prints:

We recommend using a good hand lotion for a week or more prior to printing, especially if your skin tends to be dry. 

Extremely long or curved fingernails may prevent the fingers from properly contacting the printing surface of Live Scan and may need trimming. 

No rings on fingers, they can damage the printing surface of the Live Scan.

Bandaged or injured fingers – prints will need to be taken after the injured or bandaged finger can be printed. 

 

DNA INFORMATION

DNA swabs are done at the Eau Claire County Courthouse located at:

721 Oxford Ave.
Room 2521
Eau Claire, WI   54703
715-839-7204

You must have the paperwork indicating that DNA is to be taken.

What are the Hours of Operation?

                Monday thru Thursday – 9:00am till 3:00pm - it takes approximately 15-20 minutes to complete  
                                                             the fingerprint process so please arrive at least 20 minutes prior to 3:00pm.

    Friday - Closed