Our online utility bill pay system is currently down. The software vendor is looking into the issue. In the meantime, we will not proceed with shut-offs as scheduled for 2/28/23 and will update the timeline when the system returns. You can still pay by credit card, check or cash at City Hall.

The Sumner Police Department provides fingerprinting services for new/original concealed pistol licenses (CPL), and also provides completed fingerprint cards to city residents for other purposes.

We currently offer fingerprinting on Tuesdays, by appointment, between 10:30am and 1:30pm. Appointment availability is subject to change at any moment, see below for more information. Alternative providers are listed below.

NOTICE: We have been made aware that some organizations are referring applicants specifically or solely to Sumner PD for fingerprinting even though the applicant may not or does not qualify for fingerprinting with us. Unfortunately, we cannot control inaccurate information provided by others. Our restrictions and eligibility requirements are listed below. If you do not meet our requirements, please contact the organization who requested your fingerprints for further assistance, or utilize an alternative fingerprint provider.


We are unable to perform or provide the following services:

  • Submission of any fingerprints on behalf of any applicant, except for CPLs
  • Ink fingerprinting
  • Printing onto cards other than an official FBI FD-258 “applicant” card
  • Child fingerprinting – easy-to-use child ID kits which parents can complete themselves are available from many organizations/retailers
  • School district employee fingerprinting (SBLSD see below)


Fingerprinting services are limited to persons who reside within the Sumner city limits, or, the fingerprints must be requested by/for a business/organization physically located in the city limits.    

Persons requesting fingerprints should be prepared to show proof of the residency requirement if  requested.  If you cannot offer acceptable documentation, we will not be able to provide fingerprinting services.

CPL applicants must reside within the city limits.  See our concealed pistol license page for more information.

Sumner-Bonney Lake School District (SBLSD) Employees

SBLSD employment applicants may request fingerprinting by the Sumner Police Department, as the district office is physically located in Sumner.

If you need fingerprints for a different school district, please contact your district office, or the state Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI) for alternatives.

Rejected Fingerprints

Due to a variety of factors, including age and occupation, fingerprints are sometimes rejected by the state and/or FBI due to poor quality.  We do our best to capture legible prints, but we cannot offer any guarantees.

If you are concerned that your fingerprints may be difficult to capture and/or may be rejected, you may wish to utilize an alternate provider which specializes in fingerprinting techniques, such as the Washington State Patrol, or private fingerprinting businesses.  See below for alternate providers.

Fingerprinting Rules

Failure to abide by the following general rules may result in a cancellation or rescheduling of your appointment.

  • Fingerprinting takes place in a restricted area, and can only accommodate the person being printed.  Please leave non-service animals/pets or children at home and/or with a responsible adult.  They cannot be left unattended.
  • We cannot take your prints if you have cuts or injuries to your fingers which have not fully healed.
  • Please arrive on time and prepared with any necessary documentation, payments, etc.
  • We ask that you do not use hand sanitizer right before being printed, as this causes issues with the LiveScan.  We may ask you to wash your hands before being printed.


Fingerprinting Services Subject to Change Without Notice

Fingerprint appointments allow us to manage our time, however it is not a guarantee of service.  Police work can be very dynamic, with changes or disruptions occurring with little notice.  While we strive to keep on schedule, there are simply some times in which we must unexpectedly cancel appointments.  We try to contact those affected as soon as we can.

If you are concerned about these possible disruptions, you may want to consider an alternative fingerprinting provider.


Alternative Fingerprinting Providers

There are many entities which offer fingerprinting services beyond those listed below.  However, please check with providers directly as many also have their own specific requirements, hours, or other restrictions.  There may also be private fingerprinting providers or companies who may be able to perform similar services.

Washington State Patrol Identification Section(360) 534-2000
Washington Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction (school district applicants) – (360) 725-6135
South Sound 911 (Pierce County Sheriff’s Office) – (253) 287-4900

Contact Us

Sumner Police Department
1104 Maple Street, Sumner WA 98390
Administrative Offices: 253-863-6384
FAX:  253-299-5669

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