Santa Barbara Corporate Services

Live Scan Fingerprinting

If you need to get a Live Scan Fingerprinting in Santa Barbara, you just came to the right place.
Live Scans are often required for conducting a background check prior to employment, licensure, or certification of an applicant. If you would like to read more about it, here is some information provided by the DOJ.

Our office provides Walk-In Live Scan Services. We are conveniently located in the Magnolia Shopping Center and parking is widely available.

We are also available for events, where we are able to Live Scan up to 30 applicants per hour. When scheduled in advance, we can bring the Live Scan Station to your location, anywhere in Santa Barbara County.


All you need is your government issued ID, a method of payment, and the “Request for Live Scan Service” form you may have received from the employer or agency who requested your live scan.

Please note that often you are asked to bring three copies of the same form. The first copy is kept by your live scan operator, second copy is yours, and third copy goes to the agency requesting fingerprinting, once it is completed. You will need to fill out the middle portion of the form, which asks for your personal information.

If you don’t have the form but know the name of the agency requiring the live scan, we conveniently have forms that you may download down below.


Acceptable primary forms of photo identification include any of the following:

  • California Driver’s License
  • Department of Motor Vehicles Identification Card
  • Out-of-state driver’s license

However, in the absence of a primary form of identification, a certified fingerprint roller may accept one or more of the following as secondary forms of identification, but only with two of the supplemental documents noted below:

  • State government issued Certificate of Birth
  • U.S. Active Duty/Retiree/Reservist Military Identification Card (000 10-2)
  • U.S. Passport
  • Federal government Personal Identity Verification Card (PIV)
  • Department of Defense Common Access Card
  • U.S. Tribal or Bureau of Indian Affairs Identification Card
  • Social Security Card
  • Court Order for Name Change/Gender Change/Adoption/Divorce
  • Marriage Certificate (Government issued certificate)
  • U.S. Government issued Consular Report of Birth Abroad 3
  • Foreign Passport with appropriate immigration document(s)
  • Certificate of Citizenship (N560)
  • Certificate of Naturalization (N550)
  • INS I-551 Resident Alien Card issued since 1997
  • INS 1-688 Temporary Resident Identification Card
  • INS I-688B, I-766 Employment Authorization Card

Please note: When validating the authenticity of secondary identification documents and forms, the data and information need to be supported by at least two of the following supplemental documents:

  • Utility bill (address)
  • Jurisdictional voter registration card
  • Vehicle registration card/title
  • Paycheck stub with name/address
  • Spouse/parent affidavit
  • Cancelled check or bank statement
  • Cancelled check or bank statement

When supplemental documentation does not support the validation of the original identification documents, the certified fingerprint roller should not accept the form of identification as valid and will be unable to fingerprint the applicant.



Rolling Fee: $30
$32 Department of Justice Fee*
$17 FBI Fee*
$15 CACI Fee*

* These are the average fees, although fees vary based on the ORI code/purpose of the Live Scan. Check the DOJ fee worksheet below for exact pricing calculation.