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Division Photo The Live Scan unit assists the public with fingerprinting for criminal background checks required for employment, licensing, or securing a position that places them in a position of trust. Applicants needing Live Scan services must provide an acceptable primary form of photo identification. Those include a current and valid: California driver’s license, California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) identification card, or out-of-state driver’s license. If the applicant is under the age of 16 and does not have an acceptable primary form of photo identification, a birth certificate must be provided as well as being accompanied by a parent or legal guardian in possession of an acceptable primary form of photo identification. Please be advised that although the Department of Justice (DOJ) accepts alternate forms of identification, California state law requires individuals 18 years and older have a state issued driver’s license or identification card. Depending on your individual circumstances, although you may have documentation approved by DOJ, you could be turned away and instructed to return with documentation issued by DMV. The application must also submit a “Request for Live Scan Service” form provided by the employing agency. If the applicant does not have a form, we are able to provide them with fingerprint cards. However, these fingerprints will not be transmitted electronically. They will need to be mailed to the appropriate agency by the applicant or employing agency. We do not provide Live Scan service forms. The Live Scan operator will verify the information on the completed documentation. This information will be entered into the Live Scan machine and the applicant’s fingerprint images will be captured. The applicant’s biographical data and fingerprint images will immediately be electronically transmitted to the Department.of Justice.

If the applicant is required to pay fees, the following forms of payment are accepted: Visa, Master Card, American Express, Discover, debit card with Visa/Master Card logo, money order, and cashier’s check. There is a $2.50 service fee per transaction for using a debit or credit card and the person whose name is on the card must be present with current and valid photo ID. No cash or personal checks accepted.

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Live Scan Fingerprinting Locations:

Sacramento Sheriff's Department
South County
7000 65th Street, Sacramento, CA 95823(located at Florin & 65th)
(916) 876-8338
Days: Monday - Friday (excluding holidays)
Hours: 9:00 AM - 12:30PM and 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

North County
2101 Hurley Way, Sacramento, CA 95825 (located at Howe & Hurley)
Days: Monday - Friday (excluding holidays)
Hours: 9:00 AM - 12:30PM and 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

East County
2897 Kilgore Road, Rancho Cordova, CA 95670 (located between Trade Center & Sun Center) (916) 875-9654
Days: Monday - Friday (excluding holidays)
Hours: 9:00 AM - 12:30PM and 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Live Scan services are provided on a first come, first served basis. No appointments are accepted. All locations close sharply at 12:30 and 4:00 PM. They do not accept any new customers after 12:15 and 3:45 PM. Whether or not you will be assisted each day is dependent upon your arrival time and the number of customers waiting for services. Unfortunately, we cannot guarantee you will receive service even if you arrive prior to closing times.

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