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Live Scan Fingerprinting Services

The Sacramento State Police Department/Police Service Center offers live scan fingerprinting services to the Campus community and the general public.

Live scan 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 usually within 72 hours.

All results are sent directly, by DOJ, to the Requesting Agency within 2 weeks; only the Requesting Agency receives the results.

How The Process Works At Sac State

  1. Start at the Police Service Center to obtain the Payment Form and bring your Live Scan Request Form
  2. Go to the Bursar's Office, Lassen Hall, Rm. 1001, to make the payment
  3. Return for fingerprinting, either as a walk-in, or at your scheduled appointment time

Costs, Fees & Payment

An application has two fees:

  1. A $10.00 rolling fee for Sacramento State University Police Service Center; and,
  2. A pass-through fee(s).

The rolling fee is set by the Sacramento State Police Department. The pass through fee(s) are set by the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) and the Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI).

Additionally, other various fees may apply if your application requires additional checks through other various State and Federal databases. Depending on your application, the fees can cost anywhere from $0.00 to as high as $84.00.

The cost of your application is unknown until the AORI code listed on your application is entered into the Live Scan device at the time of your appointment. Currently, the DOJ has set their pass through fee at $32.00 and the Federal Bureau of Investigations has set their pass through fee at $19.00. Please be advised that the DOJ and the FBI reserve their right to change their fees at any time without notice.

All fees must be paid for prior to submitting your fingerprint transmission. Please make the appropriate arrangements to pay your fees.

Location, Hours & Appointments

Due to directives related to Coronavirus (COVID-19), the Police Service Center is currently closed until further notice.

Live Scan Fingerprinting Services are done in the Police Service Center, which is located in the University Union, 1st floor, by the northwest entrance.

During the Fall and Spring semesters, our hours of operation are Monday - Friday from 8 a.m. – 5 p.m., and we are open during the lunch hour.

Fingerprinting Scan appointmentsare made in 30 minute time blocks and begin at 8:30 a.m. Last scan appointment time is 4 p.m.

Walk-In's are accepted for Live Scan fingerprinting services; however, appointments have priority. Please call (916) 278-2788 to set up an appointment.

During the beginning of the semesters, we experience a high volume of applications in the University Police Service Center for fingerprinting services. Late arrivals forfeit their appointment time. We kindly recommend that applicants arrive five minutes early if possible.

Method of Payment

All payments have to made at the Bursar's Office in Lassen Hall 1001. We do not accept check payments at our location at this time. All applicants that need to pay a fee, must pick up a payment form from the University Police Service Center for livescan services before proceeding to the Bursar's Office for payments.

On-Campus Departments may request to have the rolling fee and the pass-through fee of prospective employees and/or volunteers, billed to their Department if they do not want their applicants to have to cover the fees associated with their application. This must be done well in advance of the scheduled appointment(s). Please contact the University Police Service Center, (916 278-2788, to coordinate billing and the scheduling of appointments with a Live Scan Operator.

Preparing For Your Appointment

Applicants must bring a valid form of government- issued photo identification to their appointment, and the identification presented must be current!

  • 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).

Applicants must also bring three (3) copies of your Department of Justice (DOJ) BCII 8016 Request For Live Scan Service Form with the:

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

filled in prior to your appointment time. This form must be obtained from the person/agency requesting your fingerprint submission. We do not provide the DOJ form.


While we provide the live scan fingerprinting service, it is the responsibility of the applicant to obtain the appropriate form(s) from their outside Requesting Agency to be fingerprinted.

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

Please obtain the Form from the Requesting Agency and check the instructions from your outside Requesting Agency, or Campus Department, to make sure you have the proper information on the form.

All fees are set by the Department of Justice (DOJ) and are subject to change without notice.

Additional Resources

Resource Contact/Info
Teacher Preparation & Credentials Eureka Hall Room 216
(916) 278-6403
Division of Nursing Request For Live Scan Service Form Folsom Hall Room 1002
(916) 278-4106
Community Engagement Center Library North, Room 4028
(916) 278-4610
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.