The Office of the Sheriff offers fingerprinting services for the purposes obtaining employment, restoration of driving privileges and restoration of gun rights.

When & Where

Fingerprinting is performed at the Forsyth County Public Safety Center located at 301 North ChuSrch Street, Winston-Salem, NC, 27101.

Until Friday, September 29, 2017, fingerprinting for the above listed reasons are conducted on Monday, Wednesday and Friday (excluding holidays) from 1:30 p.m. until 3:30 p.m. by appointment only. Please see our “View on-line calendar” below to schedule the preferred available date and time for an appointment.

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$10.00 for first two cards, thereafter $5.00 per card. Cash and Debit/Credit Card is accepted.

*A processing fee will be charged by the vendor for each transaction.*


  • Must provide current/valid photo identification card.
  • Must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian if individual being fingerprinted is a juvenile (17 years of age and younger).
  • Must be for the purpose of employment or state licensing.
  • Must NOT be for international purposes.
  • Must NOT be for immigration issues.
  • If fingerprints are to be submitted electronically you MUST provide us with the proper paperwork (Electronic Fingerprint Submission Release of Information) signed and completely filled out. *We do NOT provide this for you*

General Information

  • The use of cellular phones is prohibited during the processing stage.
  • The Sheriff's Office is not responsible for prints that are rejected due to poor or illegible prints.

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