Fingerprint Card

Plan Review
Not Required
Not Required
Not Required
Processing Time
1 business day
Houston Police Department

1002 Washington Ave., Basement
Houston, TX 77002

8 am to 4 pm


The Houston Police Department’s Identity Verification Unit provides FBI fingerprint cards for local, state, and national background information. Fingerprint cards are only available in ink.

Electronic fingerprint requests should be applied for with a private fingerprinting service or company.

Conditions & Exceptions

A "set of fingerprints" is considered one fingerprint card. Applicants with warrants will be arrested on site.

Statutory Authority
What You Need
  • Government-issued ID with a photo or a valid passport with a photo
  • Method of payment: cash, check, cashier's check, money order, or debit/credit card
Apply in Person
  1. Bring the completed application, supporting documents and payment to the Houston Permitting Center. 
  2. Obtain a numbered ticket from the Information Desk and make your way to the basement.
  3. Scan your ticket at the reception desk to activate your place in line. Please wait in the lobby until your number is called.

Payment is made at the Cashier Station on the first floor.