Fingerprinting & Background Checks

The Cortez Police Department no longer provides services for applicant fingerprinting. Per CBI policy, physical cards will no longer be accepted or processed by CBI. Please visit or call (833) 224-2227 to schedule your appointment. If you have further questions regarding fingerprinting, they may be answered by CBI/Colorado Fingerprinting at (833) 224-2227.

Criminal Court Ordered Fingerprints are still available and we provide that service each Tuesday between 1:00-3:00 PM.

For background checks please visit This website provide the entire (Colorado only) criminal history on a person and the charge is $6.85. It is a secure website directly from the state. The Cortez Police Department cannot give out criminal history information to the public.