Civilian Fingerprints


John Spezze, Sheriff
Andy Rohrich, Undersheriff

641 West 3rd Street
PO Box 699
Salida, Colorado 81201

Emergency: 911

Non-Emergency: 719-539-2596
Communications Center Fax:
Records Fax: 719-539-1077


Civilian fingerprints 

The Colorado Bureau of Investigation has implemented the Colorado Applicant Background Services (CABS) program in response to Senate Bill 17-189 effective September 24, 2018

The Chaffee County Sheriff’s Office is no longer able to provide fingerprinting for civilian applicants.

To obtain civilian fingerprints applicants MUST contact their employing or licensing agencies for scheduling information.

For further information on the CABS system, go to the Colorado Bureau of Investigation website at

There are a few exceptions to this.  If you are being fingerprinted for a Concealed Carry Permit (CCW), local liquor license, local marijuana license, or Court ordered fingerprints you will need to call the Chaffee County Sheriff’s Office at (719)539-2814 to schedule an appointment for fingerprinting.  We do these fingerprints on Saturdays, by appointment only. 

Cell phones are not permitted in the facility.  Please secure all unnecessary items unrelated to your fingerprints in your vehicle.  Once inside the facility, you are subject to search at any time.

Do not bring children (anyone under 18).  They will not be permitted into the facility.

Current photo ID required.

You will be required to fill out documents prior to being printed.  Arriving before your appointment time will expedite things.

**Liquor license and marijuana license will have a $10.00 fee, please bring exact cash or a local Colorado check to the appointment.  We do not have the ability to provide change.