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Fingerprinting

PUBLIC FINGERPRINTING SERVICES:
Applicant Live Scan / Registrants
By Appointments Only!  
(559) 713-4231

Fingerprinting Hours / Location of Operation:
Monday - Friday
1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Closed Holidays

District 2 Substation
4100 South County Center, Visalia 
            
MAP TO DISTRICT 2

General Information:

  • Applicants must present valid photo identification to the Live Scan Operator. Expired identification cards will not be accepted.

  • The applicant must also produce a "Request for Live Scan Service" form (BCII 8016). Live Scan forms can be obtained from the requesting agency or by contacting the California Department of Justice at (916) 322-2209. The Visalia Police Department's does not provide Live Scan forms or fingerprint cards. 

At Your Live Scan Appointment: 

The Live Scan Operator will enter your information from the submission form & capture the fingerprint images. The captured information is immediately transmitted to the Department of Justice over a data line.

The Live Scan Operator does not process the applications. The fingerprints are forwarded to the Department of Justice. If the applicant has not heard from their agency within 30 days, they should have their agency file an inquiry with the Department of Justice. The Visalia Police Department does not have access to live scan records. Only the applicant or applicant's employer may contact DOJ.

If you are returning to be re-printed due to a DOJ or FBI rejection, you must bring a new form & a copy of the rejection notice with you. If you do not have a copy of the rejection notice with you, you will be re-charged the applicable fees. With the copy of the rejection notice, no additional fees will be charged.

What You Need to Bring:

  • Request for live scan service form or 10-print fingerprint card(s).
  • VALID photo ID
  • Service fee

Fees:

$14 - Visalia Police Department (processing fee)
$32 - State of California Department
of Justice (DOJ)
$19 - FBI Fee

Cash, personal check, MasterCard, Visa, or money orders are accepted to pay for fees.  Fees vary 
depending on application type.

Examples of Costs & Reasons for Live scan Fees: 

Department of Health Services (
CNA
Certification)
Notary Public
Board of Vocational Nursing and Psychiatric Technicians (Vocational Nurse/Psychiatric Tech)

$32 DOJ fee + $14 VPD fee = $46 total

California Commission on Teacher Credentialing
Contractors License
Department of Real Estate
Board of Nursing (travel nurse)
California
Board of Accountancy (CPA)
Medical Board of California

Veterinary Medical Board (Veterinarian/Veterinary Tech)
Committee on Dental Auxiliaries
Bureau Security and Investigative Services (Alarm Agent and Security Guard)
Board of occupational Therapy (Occupational Therapist/Occupational Therapy Assist.)
Office of Real Estate Appraisers (Real Estate Appraiser License)

$32 DOJ fee + $19 FBI fee + $14 Visalia Police fee = $65 total

The Visalia Police Department charges a $14 administrative fee per application, plus any Department of Justice/FBI fees.  Department of Justice/FBI fees are generated by live scan at the time of submission. Therefore, an exact amount cannot be provided to you in advance.

For more information, please call (559) 713-4231

Frequently Asked Questions:

I have already had a live scan done. Do I have to be fingerprinted again?  Yes, the goal of the live scan is to use the fingerprints to do the actual background check, not to obtain another set of fingerprints.

How long does the live scan process take?  The average wait time to receive your results is approximately one to two weeks, depending on the flow of live scan applications to the Department of Justice. Also, the results of your criminal history check will not be sent directly to you. They will be sent to your employer, & it is up to them to contact you.

How do I check the status of my fingerprint submission?  If a requesting agency does not have results yet and digital Live Scan fingerprints were submitted, you can use the automated telephone system (916-227-4557) to check on the status of your submission. You will need the following information: (1) your date of birth; and (2) the 10-digit Automated Transaction Identifier (ATI) number that appears at the bottom of the Department of Justice form requesting Live Scan fingerprint background checks. The ATI number always appears in the following sequence: 1 LETTER; 3 NUMBERS; 3 LETTERS and 3 NUMBERS (EXAMPLE: I000ABC000).

 If you have any other questions, or if you would like to schedule an appointment, please call (559) 713-4231 or visit http://ag.ca.gov/fingerprints/

Related Links:

Fees 
California Department of Justice / Fingerprint Submissions

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