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    Live Scan Services

    Live Scan fingerprinting refers to both the technique and the technology used by law enforcement agencies to capture fingerprints electronically. It is commonly used for sexual offender registration, civil applicant and background checks.  Live Scan fingerprinting reveals information about criminal history for identification, employment and licensing purposes by matching fingerprints and other identifying information to existing data files for an individual. Live Scan electronically scans and transmits fingerprints to the California Department of Justice via a specialized computer terminal.

    Public Safety Facility
    333 Olympic Drive
    Santa Monica, CA 90401

    Live Scan is closed until further notice. We apologize for the inconvenience.


    • 3 copies of "REQUEST FOR LIVE SCAN SERVICE-Applicant Submission" or with the code "BCII 8016". If you do not have one, please contact the agency or person who is requesting you to be fingerprinted, as we do not provide the form at our facility.
    • We no longer process ink fingerprint cards.

    What to Bring 

    • A valid government-issued picture ID, such as a driver's license or passport.
    • Payment: in the form of exact cash, check or credit.
    • Request for Live Scan Service form


    The fees for Live Scan services are as follows:

    • Rolling fee: $63.22
    • Department of Justice (DOJ) Charge: $32.00
    • FBI fee: $17.00

    Rates are subject to change and additional charges may apply depending on the type of application being processed. We will advise you of the cost once you arrive for your Live Scan.

    Processing Time 

    In most cases, the results from DOJ come back within 72 hours. Please note that some delays can occur, however, for any significant delay the DOJ will contact the requesting agency. The results from the Live Scan fingerprinting are either emailed or sent to the requesting agency listed on the Request for Live Scan Service form. To check the status of your livescan please go to:  and provide the ATI number and date of birth. Once the Live Scan process has been completed at our facility, please direct all inquiries to the agency handling your employment or licensing.


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