Sheriff Fingerprints Hero

General Information

The Sheriff and his staff are required to follow strict federal guidelines when performing necessary procedures for fingerprinting. During the application process, you will be asked to schedule an appointment. Please note that you will be asked to pay now to reserve your appointment.


  • Fingerprinting cost for Caldwell County residents is $7.00.  For Out-of-County residents, the cost is $15.00.
  • Appointments for fingerprinting will be processed between 9:00am-4:00pm Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays.
  • Please bring with you either a valid NC Driver's License, or NC Picture Identification, with your current address to your appointment.
  • Click the "Let's get Started" button to apply for fingerprints.

Let's Get Started

Fingerprinting Requirements: must meet ALL requirements

If you are obtaining fingerprints that require electronic submission to the SBI, please make sure you receive the Electronic Submission form from the agency requesting that you be fingerprinted. If you do not have these forms we cannot fingerprint you.

The Caldwell County Sheriff’s Office offers this online service as a convenience to the community. In addition to the fingerprint fee of $7, the system will charge a per transaction fee for the convenience of applying and paying for your fingerprints online. The convenience fee is not collected by the Sheriff. This fee is paid to the company that provides this order, payment and processing system to the public. You do have the option of applying and paying via cash in person at the Sheriff’s office. By doing so, you will not be charged the convenience fee.

Click the Let's Get Started button to begin your fingerprint application. You will be asked for information that will need to be included on the fingerprint card. The cost to get fingerprinted is $7.00 and you can pay that online as part of this process. You will also be able to choose an appointment with the Sheriff's Office for your fingerprinting session.


For More Information, Contact:

Caldwell County Sheriff's Office
2351 Morganton Blvd., SW
Lenoir, NC 28645
phone: 828-754-1518
fax: 828-757-8685


For Technical Support, Contact:

Permitium Software
Phone: (855) 642-2453

Please allow 15-20 minutes to complete your Fingerprinting Appointment.