Beginning Tuesday, Sept. 6, South Sound 911 fingerprinting service hours will change to 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. each business day. Due to the personal attention required for the fingerprinting process, the change will better meet expectations for completing the service within business hours.

The change in hours will affect only those individuals in need of fingerprints or those applying for a new/original concealed pistol license (CPL). Those unable to visit the counter during service hours may be able to obtain fingerprints elsewhere or may be eligible to apply for a CPL at another agency. Information about alternate service providers is available on service-specific pages on South Sound 911’s website.

Normal business hours remain unchanged for other public counter services provided by South Sound 911’s Records department.

South Sound 911 completed 14,814 requests for fingerprints in 2015, including those required for new/original CPLs, at its public counter at 945 Tacoma Ave. S. in Tacoma. The Records department operates the public counter weekdays from 8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m., excluding holidays.

Fingerprinting service information