The South Hutchinson Police Department provides various services to the public. This includes inked fingerprinting services for individuals seeking to complete background checks and vacation check-ins on homes and business owners.

Fingerprinting Hours and Fees

  • By appointment only, between the hours of 8am - 5pm, Monday through Friday
  • $25 Fingerprint Fee
  • Fee must be paid to Clerk at City Hall, located at 2 South Main, South Hutchinson prior to fingerprinting. 

Required Documents

You will be required to show the following to the individual taking your fingerprints:
  • Valid Photo ID
  • Documents required by requesting agency
  • Fingerprint Card
  • Receipt for payment of fee

If you do not have the required documents at your scheduled fingerprinting time, you will need to reschedule your appointment.  

Vacation Check-ins

As a courtesy to all South Hutchinson residents, SHPD officers will conduct security checks of your home, at your request, if you are leaving town on vacation.

IMPORTANT: Residents requesting vacation house checks must secure all doors and windows before leaving. Any open doors and windows will be investigated by an officer and the house will be secured. In addition, we strongly recommend that you designate a local point of contact for our officers as well as list the best way we can contact you in case of an emergency. All residential check information is private data and will not be shared with the public. Information provided will only be shared internally for the purpose of checking on your home.

PLEASE NOTE: Police service calls, especially in emergency service calls are our department’s main priority. Therefore, this may affect our ability to check your home. Submitting this request does NOT guarantee 24-hour home protection.


  • Homes that are vacant, for sale or under construction
  • Homes in which the owner is in an extended care facility
  • Homes where someone will be staying in the house (children, friends or family)


  • Come to the South Hutchinson Police Department during regular business hours to fill out the request.

The South Hutchinson Police Department hopes you have a wonderful vacation! We hope that our services and suggestions will make your return safe and easy. Please note that any change in your return date must immediately be reported to the department. This is for your safety as well as the safety of the police officers that serve you.