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Fingerprint/Live Scan Services


The Sausalito Police Department offers a Live Scan service. Live Scan is the process used to digitally obtain and transmit fingerprints.  Given the quality and efficiency of the Live Scan process, the California Department of Justice (DOJ) stopped accepting ink cards as of June 2005.

Once fingerprints are digitally obtained, they are transmitted to the Department of Justice (DOJ) and Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) as needed.  The DOJ and FBI will evaluate the prints and transmit the results to the requesting agency within 3 to 14 days.  If after 14 days the requesting agency has not received results, please contact the Department of Justice at (916) 227-3835.

The requesting agency should provide the triplicate Live Scan Request form (or three copies) to each applicant.  The requesting agency is responsible for completing the section relating to agency information including the agency billing number for the DOJ and FBI fees.  We cannot complete the Live Scan process without a billing number.  If you were not provided a billing number and will be responsible for paying the DOJ and FBI fees yourself, you will have to choose a different location to perform the Live Scan for you.  The applicant should bring the completed Live Scan Request forms, a valid United States issued photo Identification card, and rolling fee payment (cash, check, or credit card) to their scheduled appointment.

To ensure the safety of everyone and the efficiency of the Fingerprint/Live Scan services we ask for compliance on the following:

  • Be on time. Late appointments will be asked to reschedule.
  • We cannot print individuals with open wounds on their fingers, reschedule when healed.
  • Perfume, lotion, or oil based products should not be worn the day of the appointment.
  • All cell phones and non-medical related electronic devices should be turned off prior to entering our facilities.
  • Pets and nonessential individuals should not attend an applicant’s appointment.


For additional information regarding the process, including alternative Live Scan locations, please refer to the Department of Justice web site.

Location & Appointments

*By appointment only

29 Caledonia Street

Sausalito, CA 94965

(415) 289-4100 ext 666


Fees & Payment

The rolling fee is $20 paid to the City of Sausalito at the time of printing.  The actual fingerprint processing fees are determined by the DOJ and FBI and paid directly to those agencies by the requesting agency.

Live Scan FAQ

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Last updated: 7/11/2017 2:01:46 PM