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Fingerprinting Services
Live Scan fingerprinting available at the Fairfax Police Department.







Fingerprint Image Live Scan Fingerprinting services are available at the Fairfax Police Department by appointment, on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays, from 9am to 4pm. Our fee is $20 per applicant plus any additional DOJ/FBI fees. We recommend calling ahead of time to ensure the quickest service. To find other sites offering Live Scan, as well as a listing of their fees, see Applicant Live Scan Sites.

Applicants must get instructions and the forms required for fingerprinting services from the agency requiring their criminal history background check and bring the completed form with them. Since different forms are used, individuals seeking a "clearance letter" from the department for visa, immigration or foreign adoptions purposes should refer to the VISA/IMMIGRATION and FOREIGN ADOPTIONS information provided by the Attorney General.

For further information: Click here to access the Background Checks/Fingerprinting website from the office of the California Department of Justice, Office of the Attorney General.

Fingerprinting of children:
Chief Morin noted that parents wishing to have their children fingerprinted should keep in mind that children’s fingerprints change as they grow older. Although fingerprints are "permanent" in that they are formed in the fetal stage prior to birth, the mere fact of "growing" can cause them to change, but still be identifiable. For this reason, Chief Morin recommends that fingerprints of young children should be re-recorded again as they grow older. The Fairfax Police Department has the ability to utilize the old fashion fingerprint card system so that parents can keep those fingerprint cards in their possession. There is no fee to fingerprint children for this purpose.

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