Community Services


Working together to strengthen our community.


A safe and stable community with efficient and adequate resources.


The department values include commitment to service, excellence, accountability, empowerment, integrity, respect, and teamwork.

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Fingerprinting now available for NETStudy 2.0 background checks by appointment only!

  • For NETStudy 2.0 Fingerprinting by appointment ONLY - Community Services Building, 204 Laurel Street​ Brainerd, MN 56401.
  • For all other public fingerprinting by appointment ONLY - Judicial Center Jail entrance, 313 Laurel Street Brainerd, MN 56401.

Community Services is now able to process NETStudy 2.0 background studies to include fingerprinting for the purposes of child care licensing.

Available: Monday through Friday (except holidays) by appointment only.  Pre-enroll and schedule a fingerprint appointment with the IdentoGO link below or call 844-539-5541.

To complete a study the individual must have the authorization form (initiated by the employer of agency), fees paid, and a photo ID.