For purposes other than criminal violations in relation to Virginia Code Section §19.2-392(B) (Fingerprints and photographs by police authorities), the Winchester Police Department provides fingerprinting services to:

  • Residents of the City of Winchester (22601)
  • Out-of-state residents seeking employment with the City of Winchester 

Public fingerprinting is primarily performed for employment, business applications, adoptions, licensing, and other permits so designated. Fingerprinting is not available for immigration purposes.

Location & Hours

Fingerprinting is conducted in the Fingerprinting Room located in the main lobby of the Timbrook Public Safety Center.

Fingerprinting hours are Tuesday & Thursday from 2:30 pm to 4:30 pm. Services are provided on a first-come, first served basis, but only if trained staff are available.

Fingerprinting Processing Fees

We charge $10.00 for the first fingerprint card and $5.00 for each successive fingerprint card.

Payment must be made, and valid identification provided, to the operator before your fingerprints are taken. Payment must be made in cash (exact change only), check, or money order. Please make check or money order payable to Winchester Police Department or City of Winchester, Virginia. Credit and debit cards are not acceptable forms of payment.

Payment can be completed at our Records Section Window in the main lobby and a receipt will be provided upon payment. Please note that the rolling fee includes only the cost of taking your fingerprints, and additional fees may be charged by the Virginia State Police or other criminal justice agencies for criminal background clearances.