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Fingerprinting Service

Default Hyperlink TextAs a public service, each of the Troop Area Headquarters of the Nebraska State Patrol provide fingerprint collection service for the general public via electronic capture (known as "LiveScan").  The collection of fingerprints is done at no cost but there is a fee if those fingerprints are to be submitted to the FBI for a nationwide criminal record search. Nationwide fingerprint-based criminal history checks are only available if it is required by a state or federal law. A list of authorized reasons is available here: Authorized List

Location Days/Hours Availability
State Patrol Fingerprint Locations

Omaha - Troop A
4411 South 108th Street
Omaha, NE 98137

(402) 331-3333

Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Walk-ins only

Norfolk - Troop B
1401 W. Eisenhower Ave.
Norfolk, NE 68701

(402) 370-3456

Monday - Thursday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Call to schedule appointment

Grand Island - Troop C
3431 Old Potash Highway
Grand Island, NE 68801

(308) 385-6000

Tuesdays, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Wednesdays, 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Thursdays, 9:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Call to schedule an appointment

North Platte - Troop D
300 West South River Road
North Platte, NE 69103

(308) 535-6604

Monday - Thursday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Call to schedule an appointment

Scottsbluff - Troop E
4500 Avenue I
Scottsbluff, NE 69361

(308) 632-1214

Monday - Wednesday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
(Mountain Time)
Call to schedule an appointment

Lincoln - Troop H
Investigative Services Center
3800 NW 12th Street
Lincoln, NE 68521

(402) 479-4971

Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Call to schedule an appointment

Here are frequently asked questions regarding the State Patrol's fingerprinting service:

Question:  Where can I get fingerprinted?

Question:  What does "LiveScan" mean?

Question:  Do I have to be fingerprinted on a LiveScan machine?

Question:  How long does it take to get fingerprinted?

Question:  What do I need to bring with me to get fingerprinted?

Question  How much does it cost to get fingerprinted?

Question:  What happens with my fingerprints after they are collected?

Question:  If my fingerprints are submitted to the FBI for a criminal history check, will they have my prints on file?

Question:  If I have been fingerprinted in the past, can those fingerprints be used again?

 

 

Question:  Where can I get fingerprinted?

Answer:  You can get fingerprinted at any of the six troop area headquarters located in Lincoln, Omaha, Norfolk, Grand Island, North Platte or Scottsbluff. Times vary by location so please call to confirm availability.  In addition to the State Patrol offices, most Sheriff's offices and Police Departments will also fingerprint (fees may apply).  Several local law enforcement offices have LiveScan machines.  See this list of Default Hyperlink Text.

Question:  Do I have to be fingerprinted on a LiveScan machine?

Answer:  No.  The Criminal Identification Division is able to accept ink-based fingerprint submissions.  Most local law enforcement agencies will offer fingerprint service for the general public even if it is using the traditional ink and paper method (fees may apply).  Inquire with your local law enforcement agencies to see if they offer this service.

Question:  What does "LiveScan" mean?

Answer:  "LiveScan" is an electronic fingerprint collection method wherein fingerprints are digitally scanned and electronic images are created.  Think of a LiveScan machine as a high-tech photocopier that captures high-resolution images of the ridges and valleys that make up an individual's fingerprints.  LiveScan has numerous advantages over the traditional ink and paper method that most people associate with being fingerprinted.  LiveScan is quicker, generally provides better fingerprint images, allows the fingerprinter the ability to easily identify a bad fingerprint and re-roll the image to improve it and it is 100% mess-free.

Question:  How long does it take to get fingerprinted?

Answer:  In general it takes anywhere from 10-20 minutes to be fingerprinted depending on why you are being fingerprinted.  Some reasons (such as Conceal Carry Permits) require palm prints and a photo in addition to fingerprints so it takes a little longer in these situations.

Question:  What do I need to bring with me to get fingerprinted?

Answer:  You need to bring valid identification.  Click here to see what is considered acceptable identification.

Depending on why you are being fingerprinted, you may need to bring additional items.  for example, if you are being fingerprinted for employment or licensing purposes, you may need to bring payment with you.  See the next question below for additional information regarding fees and payment.  If you are getting fingerprinted for a Conceal Carry Permit, click here to learn more about what to bring with you when you get fingerprinted.

Question  How much does it cost to get fingerprinted?

Answer:  There is no cost for the collection of fingerprints.  However, if those fingerprints will be submitted for a criminal history check for employment or licensing purposes, there will likely be a fee.  Click here to see the authorized reasons and the applicable fees (please note that in some cases the fee may be paid by your employer or the agency that requires the background check).  CID can only accept cash or check for payment.

Question:  What happens with my fingerprints after they are collected?

Answer:  Fingerprints submitted to the Nebraska State Patrol are first compared against the Nebraska fingerprint database.  They are then sent to the FBI to be compared against the national fingerprint database.  A "RAPsheet" (Record of Arrest and Prosecution) will be generated by both the FBI and the Nebraska State Patrol and will be sent to the agency authorized to receive those results.

Question:  If my fingerprints are submitted to the FBI for a criminal history check, will they have my prints on file?

Answer:  No.  Nebraska State Law prohibits non-criminal fingerprints from being retained by the FBI.  They will however be retained in the Nebraska fingerprint database.

Question:  If I have been fingerprinted in the past, can those fingerprints be used again?

Answer:  No.  The FBI requires that a new set of fingerprints be obtained for each submission.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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