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Attention - Move Notice

The Bureau of ID is now located at 59 Woodfin Place Asheville, NC 28801.
Fingerprint Services, Permit Services & Pickup, and Gun Application

An appointment is required for all fingerprint services.
Please call 250-4665 to schedule an appointment as public fingerprint services by appointment only.

Bureau of ID

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.

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.

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)

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).

Location & Contact


Bureau of ID
P: (828) 250-4665
F: (828) 250-6047

Bureau of Identification
59 Woodfin Place
Asheville, NC 28801

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Hours of Operation

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