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Sheriff Department

Fingerprinting Fingerprinting

Hours for fingerprinting are from 8:00-4:30 pm Monday through Friday at the Main office. We recommend you arrive by 4:00pm to ensure that you will be fingerprinted by the end of the business day.

If you need to be fingerprinted for licensing or job related activities, you may report to the Sheriff Departments Records Division main office during the posted business hours. You must have your Michigan Driver's License or a Michigan State ID card with your current address on it. There is a $15 fee per card for this service. Additional state fees may also apply.

Fingerprinting must be completed for various statutory reasons. Some of those purposes are for criminal justice employment, employment of teachers and those applying for a concealed pistol license processing. It takes approximately fifteen minutes to do fingerprints in an applicant setting. The person taking the fingerprints needs to type all the biographical information and walk the person through the process. Fingerprinting is completed on livescan equipment at the main office.

Contact Us

Sheriff Department


701 Ball Avenue NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503

Monday - Friday
8:00am - 5:00pm

(616) 632-6100

(616) 632-6122

Lawrence A. Stelma

Lawrence A. Stelma

Michelle Young
Under Sheriff

Kevin Kelley
Chief Deputy-Law Enforcement

Chuck Dewitt
Chief Deputy-Corrections

Correctional Facility

703 Ball Avenue NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503

(616) 632-6400

Inmate Information
(616) 632-6300

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