DUE TO THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC, THE SHERIFF'S OFFICE WILL BE DOING FINGERPRINTS ONLY MONDAY thru THURSDAY 7:00am - 12:00pm and 1:00pm - 6:00pm (CLOSED 12:00pm - 1:00pm for lunch) and CLOSED FRIDAY, WEEKENDS AND COUNTY HOLIDAYS
Finger Printing / Background Checks
The Sheriff's Office has full time administrative assistants assigned to processing fingerprints and County background checks. Each employee is trained on the current equipment and processes to accomplish these tasks.
Hours of operation
7 am - 6 pm
*Our office is CLOSED for lunch at 12pm - 1pm, Fridays, weekends and County recognized holidays
Registration prior to fingerprinting is necessary. Please register online: https://www.aps.gemalto.com/nm/index_NM.htm by using
To register over the phone call 1-877-99NMAPS or 1-877-996-6277
Department of Health Applications: $73.30
Law Enforcement Applicants: $8.30
All Other Applicants: $44.00
Please bring in your:
- Registration ID number
- Payment (if not paid for online by credit card or by the agency requesting prints) MONEY ORDERS ONLY IN CORRECT AMOUNT made payable to: Thales DIS USA
- One form of VALID PHOTO I.D. (State issued DL, State Issued ID, U.S. Passport, U.S. Active duty/retiree/reservist Military ID with Photo, Government Issued Employee ID card with photo, Tribal ID card with photo.
The Sheriff's Office can process out of state fingerprinting cards, temporarily, for any out of state requests BY APPOINTMENT ONLY, call (505) 863-1410. (Usually, anyone needing to be fingerprinted for any agency outside the State of New Mexico would have needed to go to the McKinley County Adult Detention Center located at 255 Boardman Dr. Gallup NM, 87301, Ph. (505) 726-8474. The McKinley County Adult Detention Center usually conducted fingerprints on Wednesdays, 2 pm - 5 pm, along with a $10.00 money order made payable to the McKinley County Adult Detention Center, with a Valid Photo ID requirement. Must bring your own fingerprinting cards. MCADC IS CURRENTLY NOT OFFERING THIS SERVICE TEMPORARILY, DUE TO COVID-19)
FINGERPRINT CARDS ARE NO LONGER ACCEPTED THROUGH Thales DIS USA. All prints must be submitted electronically.