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Fingerprinting Service and Concealed Weapon Licenses

Fingerprinting service is available in the Sheriff's Office located at the Hettinger County Courthouse anytime during business hours. CALL first to schedule an appointment. 701-824-2935
The person being fingerprinted must present current government-issued photo identification.
The fee is $5.00 per set, cash or credit card until January 1st, 2024, when it changes to $10.00 per set.
If you have forms that need to be filled out specific to your background check, please bring them along as we do not have forms.

Concealed Weapon Licenses
HCSO does not  conduct classes, renewals or photos. Go to the North Dakota Attorney Generals website.

The Bureau of Criminal Investigation (BCI) processes the applications and issues concealed weapon licenses. Find out if you are eligible and how to apply for, or renew a ND concealed weapon license and which states have reciprocity.

Application Status Inquiries

The BCI is prohibited by law from providing information about the status of a concealed weapon license application to anyone, even the applicant. Instead, follow the instructions for making a written status inquiry. ​

Expired License

An expired license is invalid and cannot be renewed. You will need to apply as a new applicant and complete all required testing. You cannot carry concealed with an expired license.  

General Concealed Weapons Inquiries

Contact the Concealed Weapon License Section, toll free (within ND only) 1-855-562-4946. The concealed weapon section is available during regular business hours.