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This fee change notification is provided for budget planning purposes.

The Washington State Patrol recently conducted a rate study regarding criminal history background check services provided by the Identification and Background Check Section. As a result of this study, the fees for background checks and background check services will change to the amounts outlined below. The fee changes will be effective July 1, 2019.

Request Type Current Rate New
Paper (mailed) Fingerprint Background $38.00 $58.00
Electronic Fingerprint Background $20.00 $21.00
Paper (mailed) Name/Date-of-Birth $16.00 $32.00
Electronic Name/Date-of-Birth $12.00 $11.00
Notary $10.00 $10.00
Fingerprinting Services $19.00 $16.00

The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) also completed a review of the fees charged for fingerprint based criminal history record information checks and will be increasing their fee rate effective January 1, 2019.

Fee Currently in Effect for fingerprint based submission: $12.00; New Fee January 1, 2019: $13.25

State and FBI Fingerprint based background check:

Please feel free to e-mail if you have questions.