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Police Fingerprinting & Live ScanPolice Department SBPD

Appointments are offered Monday thru Friday.  Please call Records at (805) 897-2355 to make an appointment. 

LiveScan and Fingerprinting procedures are performed at the Police Department, 215 E. Figueroa St., Santa Barbara. We currently do not offer walk-in services for LiveScan. 

  • Anyone with more than two LiveScan forms will require another separate appointment.  Anyone with more than 3 ink cards will require another separate appointment.
  • Only one person may sign up per time slot.

Please arrive 10 minutes early for your scheduled appointment to allow sufficient time to find parking and check-in.  If you arrive late, we may not be able to fingerprint you and you will have to reschedule your appointment.  Only a 5 minute grace period is allowed. 


You must have a valid government-issued photo identification, examples of acceptable photo identification include a State Drivers’ License or I.D. card or Passport.  (We do not accept the Mexican Matricula without a birth certificate or a utility bill with applicants name on it).

We require 2 copies of the LiveScan form completely filled out, including personal information. Please refer with the agency you are applying with to find out if you can access the form online.   We can provide the ink card but please allow extra time to complete the ink card.  Ink cards must be complete in black or blue ink only, do not sign the card; the card is signed in front of the LiveScan technician.


We accept Cash, Visa, MasterCard, and Discover.  We do not quote fees over the phone!  The fees are dependent upon two things: the level (type) of service and the requesting agency.  We cannot quote the cost until we review the forms in person.  The Billing Number does not include our rolling fee, you will still be responsible for our rolling fee (accepted in cash, check or charge) unless prior arrangements have been made with our Business Office to bill for the rolling fee. 

The fee for fingerprint ink cards is $30 for the first two cards and $12 for every card after the second card.

Alternative LiveScan / Fingerprint service providers can be found on the website of the Office of the Attorney General at; the tab you will query is Criminal Justice / Fingerprint Submissions

To find out where your prints/LiveScan are in the process, you can visit  

Miscellaneous Information

Two people cannot be printed at the same time; each will require their own appointment. 

We do not provide LiveScan forms, as we do not have the necessary information.

We do not have a cancellation list; we do not call people when there is a cancellation. 

Special appointments are at the discretion of the LiveScan/Fingerprint Technician and/or Supervisor on duty; please refer to the assigned LiveScan/Fingerprint Technician or Supervisor. 

If someone is late or has missed their appointment, it is the discretion of the LiveScan/Fingerprint Technician and/or Supervisor whether or not the individual can still be seen or if they will need to reschedule.

Last Updated: Feb 22, 2022
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