Columbia County Prison - Serving the community since 1877

Voice: 570-784-4815
Fax: 570-784-8837

721 Iron Street
Bloomsburg, PA 17815





Effective Thursday, June 2, 2016, persons needing to be fingerprinted must call and schedule an appointment.

Fingerprinting will be done each Wednesday from the hours of 9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Clients needing fingerprinted outside of these hours will be accommodated on a case by case basis. Fingerprinting will not be conducted on Wednesdays which fall on a Federal Holiday.

If clients have been charged with a criminal offense they will need to bring the following documentation:

  • Photo Identification: Driver's License or State Issued Identification
  • Fingerprint Order

We cannot process the fingerprint order without BOTH of the above items.

If clients are being fingerprinted as a requirement for a professional certification/license or as a pre-requisite for employement, they will need to bring the following:

  • Photo Identification: Driver's License or State Issued Identification:
  • There is a $30 fee for all fingerprints for employement. Cashier's Check, Money Order or Credit Card
  • Any paperwork from employer requesting fingerprints.

Please call (570) 784-4815 ext. 5715, Monday-Friday between 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. for the Prison Secretary to schedule a day and time.



Bail for District Magistrate cases can be posted at the Columbia County prison during the hours listed below:

Monday - Friday 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday Anytime


To post bail Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., you must go to the Magisterial District Judge's office which set the bail. The phone number for each District Magistrate office is listed on the Columbia County web site under Offices and Agencies, choose District Justices.