From time-to-time residents or visitors require classifiable fingerprints for a variety of reasons, such as for purposes of employment, licensing, and permits, as authorized by state statutes and approved by the Attorney General of the United States. Sometimes federal law requires that United States government agencies and other entities require fingerprinting. Similarly, some officials of federally chartered or insured banking institutions require fingerprinting to promote and maintain the security of those institutions.

The Fernandina Beach Police Department assists the public by offering to conduct inked fingerprinting, in our main lobby, on Tuesdays between 9:00 AM and 12:00 PM and on Thursdays between 2:00 PM and 5:00 PM. The cost of this service is $10.00 per card.

Copies of incident and accident reports, and local background checks, are available during lobby hours, Monday through Friday from 8:00 AM until 5:00 PM. The cost of an incident or accident report is $5.00. The cost of a local background check is $15.00.