Fingerprinting for Applications

Fingerprinting for applications is also handled by the Records Section. It is available BY APPOINTMENT ONLY during their normal operating hours, and there is a $10.00 fee payable by cash or check only. Payment must be exact as we do not give out change. You must meet these criteria to have your fingerprints done:

  • You must call (336) 229-3521 to schedule an appointment ahead of time. Same-day appointments are not guaranteed.
  • You must live inside the Burlington city limits or the fingerprints must be for an employer inside the Burlington city limits. (If you have a Burlington address but are unsure if it is inside the city limits, please contact us for verification.)
  • You must have a valid photo ID.
  • You must provide the appropriate paperwork if you are requesting electronic fingerprinting.


To reach the Records Section, please call (336) 229-3521 or you may email policerec@burlingtonnc.gov. If you need to speak with an officer, you may contact our Communications Center at (336) 229-3500.