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Our mission is to support the Criminal Justice/Public Safety community and the citizens of Buncombe County through timely and accurate data entry services and complete and precise dissemination of information.

ID Division

  • Maintaining a criminal history record which includes but is not limited to the following documents:
    • the arrest sheet
    • the mug-shot (photograph)
    • the criminal fingerprint card
    • the court disposition record and
    • any court ordered item (e.g. dismissals, corrections, amendments, etc)
  • Providing criminal histories for background checks (Buncombe County cases only).
  • Fingerprinting for the general public for purposes of employment, properties, securities, child-care, adoption, etc.
    • FEE: $10.00 CASH ONLY


All fingerprinting for Immigration & Naturalization Services (INS) purposes must be done in Charlotte, North Carolina.

For more information, please call the INS HELP LINE at 1-800-375-5283 (9 a.m.- 4 p.m. est).

Centralized Data Entry (CDE)

CDE creates and maintains the electronic record (which generates and/or supplements the paper documentation) especially in regard to the master name index, warrants, processes, citations, arrests, detention and pawn records.

Location & Contact


Bureau of ID
P: (828) 250-4661
F: (828) 250-6047

Bureau of Identification
20 Davidson Drive
Asheville, NC 28801

Hours of Operation

Monday - Friday
8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.