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Live Scan Fingerprinting Service

The Sacramento State Police Department's Service Center is located in the University Union. The Service Center offers Live Scan Fingerprinting Services to the Campus community and general public.

Live Scan Fingerprinting technology allows digitally scanned fingerprints to be submitted electronically to the Department of Justice (DOJ) within a matter of minutes and allows criminal background checks to be processed approximately within 72 hours.

It is the responsibility of the applicant to obtain the appropriate form(s) from their Requesting Agency to be fingerprinted. Please check the instructions from your Requesting Agency, or Campus Department, to ensure you have the proper information on the form.

The Sacramento State Police Department and the Police Service Center, do not provide the DOJ Request Fingerprinting Services Form.

All Background Check fees are set by the Department of Justice (DOJ) and are subject to change without notice. All results are sent directly, by DOJ, to the Requesting Agency within 2 weeks; only the Requesting Agency receives the results. Throughout this webpage, the word Fingerprinting is used interchangeably with Live Scan.

Booking a Live Scan Fingerprinting Appointment

Appointments are required. No walk-ins.

Book Live Scan Fingerprinting appointment

Preparing For Your Appointment

Applicants must bring a valid and current form of government- issued photo identification to the appointment.

  • Unacceptable: Expired identification, DMV photo receipts and Sacramento State OneCards.
  • Acceptable forms of identification are:
    • Valid California drivers license or identification card,
    • Out-of-state drivers license,
    • Current passport,
    • Resident Alien registration card or immigration card (green card),
    • Military identification card, or
    • Mexican Consulate Identification Card (Matricula Consular de Alta Seguridad).

You must also bring the Department of Justice (DOJ) BCII 8016 Request For Live Scan Service Form with the following filled information filled in prior to your appointment time:

  • ORI Code
  • Type of Application
  • Job Title & etc.
  • Agency Address
  • Contributing Agency and
  • Applicant's personal information

This form must be obtained from the person/agency requesting your fingerprint submission. The Sacramento State Police Department does not provide the DOJ form.

Location, Hours & Appointments

Live Scan Services are done in the Police Service Center, which is temporarily located in the University Union 3rd Floor Delta Suite, Rm. 3271.

Fingerprinting appointments are made in 30 minute time blocks. During the fall and spring semesters, our Live Scan service hours are Monday - Friday from 8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Summer hours are from 8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

We are closed during major holidays: New Year's Day, Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Cesar Chavez Day, Memorial Day, Juneteenth Independence Day, Labor Day, Veteran's Day, Thanksgiving Day

Additionally, we are closed the last week of December.

During the beginning of the Fall and Spring semesters, we experience a high volume of appointments in the Police Service Center. Please arrive five minutes before scheduled appointment time. Late arrivals forfeit their appointment time.

Live Scan Fingerprinting Service Fees

A rolling fee is set by the Sacramento State Police Department. Fee(s) are set by the DOJ and the Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI). Additionally, other fees may apply if your application requires additional checks through other State and Federal databases. Depending on your application, the fees can cost from $0.00 to $99.00.

All fees will be calculated during your appointment.

  1. Sacramento State Police Department fees are as follows:
    1. $15 for current students
    2. $20 for Faculty, Staff, New Employees and Vounteers
    3. $25 for General Public
  2. DOJ/FBI pass-through fee(s):
    1. Determine by ORI code
    2. Click the following link to see DOJ Fees: List of DOJ Fees

Payment Method

Payment amount and link will be sent to you during your appointment.

We do not accept cash or check at our location. If you have cash or a check, please follow these instructions:

  1. A Live Scan Operator will provide a payment form
  2. Take the payment form to the Bursar's Office in Lassen Hall 1001 to pay for your Live Scan. The Bursar's Office will provide a reciept.
  3. Bring proof of payment to the Live Scan Operator

On campus departments have the option to be directly billed for prospective employees and volunteers. This must be arranged prior to the appointment time. Please contact the Police Service Center at (916) 278-2788 to coordinate billing.

Additional Resources

Resource Contact/Info
Teacher Preparation & Credentials Eureka Hall Room 206
(916) 278-6523
Division of Nursing Request For Live Scan Service Form Folsom Hall Room 1002
(916) 278-4106
Department of Justice Fingerprint Submissions Applicant Information Provides information for applicants & applicant agencies
DOJ Applicant Live Scan Locations Lists applicant Live Scan locations in California by county

Live Scan Fingerprinting FAQs

  • How do I fill out the BCII 8016 Request For Live Scan Service Form? The information that you are responsible for on the BCII 8016 Request For Live Scan Service Form is the area field that starts with "Name of Applicant". For a detailed explanation of how to fill out your form, please download this BCII 8016 & 8016A Instruction Form in pdf format. Please read over this information carefully.
  • When will the results be available? The Department of Justice sends all fingerprinting results directly to the requesting agency only. Results are not provided to the University Police Service Center; nor, are they provided to the individual. Contact your requesting agency regarding questions pertaining to receiving the results.
  • My fingerprints were rejected, what do I do? If your fingerprints are rejected by the Department of Justice (DOJ), you will need to bring with you the rejection letter from the DOJ in order to have your fingerprints resubmitted. If your fingerprints were submitted at the Sacramento State University Police Service Center the $10.00 rolling fee will be waived. If you were fingerprinted at another Live Scan agency, per Department of Justice Standards, you will be charged a $10.00 rolling fee. All other fees will be waived by the DOJ.
  • My department/agency doesn't receive fingerprint responses from DOJ. How do we get access to the responses? Your department/agency needs to become an applicant agency with DOJ. If your agency would like to have access to criminal background information for the purposes of hiring, volunteer, or certification purposes, please go the Department of Justice's Website to apply to become an Applicant Agency.
  • It's been two weeks since I had an applicant get fingerprinted, and I haven't received a response from the DOJ. What do I need to do? The following comes directly from the California Department of Justice website: “While most Applicant Agencies receive results of background checks electronically from the state Department of Justice, some must receive reports by U.S. mail in a process that can take a minimum of seven days. To check on the status of Live Scan fingerprint submissions, call the Department of Justice's 24-hour automated system at (916) 227-4557. There is no automated system for checking on paper fingerprint card submissions.
  • What info do I need to use the DOJ automated telephone system? To use the automated telephone system, you will need to have key information before making the call:
    1. the applicant's 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).
    If you have submission problems or want to check the status of hard-card (paper) fingerprint submissions, contact the state Department of Justice Applicant Processing Program at (916) 227-3823. Because of the volume of calls received and time needed to research each request, there may be delays in responding to your inquiry.