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Important Information About Upcoming Changes to Fingerprinting Services

As of September 24, 2018, DPD will no longer provide fingerprinting services. The Colorado Bureau of Investigation is implementing the Colorado Applicant Background Services (CABS), a digital fingerprint submission process.

For more information on CABS, click on the links below.

The Identification Section of the Denver Police Department performs ink fingerprinting services for Denver residents.  Customer's fingerprints are rolled on FD-258 fingerprint cards and returned to the customer.  The Denver Police Department does not retain a copy of these fingerprints, will not submit the cards on the customer's behalf or perform public background checks using these fingerprints.

Fingerprinting Information

  • Location: 1331 Cherokee Street, Denver, CO  80204.  We are located in the Police Administration Building on Cherokee Street between 13th and 14th Avenues in Downton Denver.  Public parking is not provided.  When you arrive, go through security on the first floor and take a number for public fingerprinting.  Fingerprinting is done on a first-come, first-serve basis.
  • Hours: 9 am - 4:30 pm Wednesdays & Thursdays.
  • Cost:  $10 for the first fingerprint card, $5 for each additional card.
  • Payment: Check, Money Order, Visa, Mastercard and Discover credit and debit cards.  Please make all checks or money orders payable to "Manager of Revenue" for the full amount of cards requested.
  • Valid government-issued photo ID is required (State or Country-issued ID cards, including Driver's License or passports).

The Identification Section also performs several other functions including:

  • Registration of all Denver parolees, probationers and sex offenders
  • Verification by fingerprint, the identity of all persons arrested in Denver
  • Testimony as expert witnesses in habitual criminal trials
  • Creation of photo lineups for our detectives and other agencies
  • Processing of all Denver excise and license permits. This includes permits for liquor licenses, armed and unarmed guards and taxi drivers
  • Archival of all Denver records from paper to a computer database
  • Creation of City employee identification cards. These include police, fire, district attorney, probation and Career Service employees
  • Making of arrests
  • Sealing of records as ordered by courts
  • Filing and recording restraining orders from the Denver courts
  • Processing FBI returns (Research and add FBI and state identification numbers to our records)
  • Processing firearm background checks for other agencies


Background Checks

Background Checks

Information furnished by the Denver Police Department for this purpose is limited to arrests occurring within the City and County of Denver (Juvenile arrests and Denver Summons to Appear will not be included).  To obtain arrest records for arrests which occurred outside of the City and County of Denver, please contact the Colorado Bureau of Investigation at

To obtain a notarized Records Query-Letter of Police Clearance:

            Denver Police Department Administration Building
            1331 Cherokee St, Room 416
            Denver, CO  80204

  • This query will only be performed on the person making the request.
  • Fee - $25.00 (check or money order payable to MANAGER OF REVENUE) with a self-addressed, stamped envelope.
  • The requester will be cleared for warrants when the request is made.
  • The arrest record check will be performed and the notarized letter will be mailed within 5 business days.

To obtain an Arrest Record:

  • Order Arrest Records Online
  • Download and complete the Arrest Records Form (PDF), selecting the type of report requested.
  • This request can be made via mail at:
    Denver Police Department Administration Building - Identification Section
    1331 Cherokee St. Room 416
    Denver, CO  80204
  • Fee - $15.00 (check or money order payable to MANAGER OF REVENUE) with a self-addressed, stamped envelope.
  • The arrest record check will be performed and the notarized letter will be mailed within 5 business days of receipt of the request.

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Police Administration Building
1331 Cherokee Street
Denver, CO 80204
Phone: (720) 913-6756
Hours of Operation
Wednesday & Thursday 9AM to 4:30PM

Information Desk: (720) 913-6010
Non-Emergency Line: (720) 913-2000
Dial 911 for Emergencies