General information

If you are a registrant, please contact the below station
closest to your residence for further information

Live Scan fingerprint stations are available to assist the public for the purposes of pre-employment. Live Scan has the ability to digitally transmit your fingerprints to the California State Department of Justice who will then review your criminal history and send the findings back to the requesting agency.

Live Scan and fingerprinting services are offered at two convenient locations within Santa Barbara County:

Santa Barbara Sheriff’s Office Location
4434 Calle Real
Santa Barbara, CA 93110
Visit us at to schedule an on-line appointment
Contact us at (805) 681-4357 to schedule an appointment over the phone

Santa Maria Sheriff’s Sub-Station Location
812-A West Foster Road
Santa Maria, CA 93455
Visit us at to schedule an on-line appointment
Contact us at (805) 934-6175 to schedule an appointment over the phone

Live Scan – By appointment only

If you are a registrant, please contact (805) 681-4100 to schedule your appointment

Only one person may sign up per allotted time slot.  Anyone with more than two Live Scan forms will require another separate appointment.

Appointments are available every 30 minutes as follows:
Monday – Thursday
8:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
12:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

* Make sure you have all necessary paperwork at the time of your appointment.
* Please wait to be called

The Request for Live Scan Service Form must be completed by the agency or person who is requesting you to be fingerprinted prior to booking an appointment.

Applicants must provide their completed Live Scan form at the time of the scheduled appointment. If not completed, the applicant may have to wait or be turned away to re-schedule another appointment for a later date.  If you arrive late, we may not be able to fingerprint you and you will have to re-schedule your appointment.  Please call or go on-line to cancel or to re-schedule your appointment.



At the time of your appointment, every applicant must provide a valid form of photo ID to be Live Scanned or fingerprinted. Note: Only a Driver’s License, State ID Card, Passport, or other Government issued ID will be accepted. Student IDs, temporary DMV printouts or similar IDs will not be accepted.

Payment – What you will need

Live Scan Request Form: Obtained from the requesting agency (not provided by Live Scan Operator)
Photo ID: An ID card, Driver’s License, or Passport.
Accepted forms of payment: Cash or Credit Card (Visa or MasterCard only)

Cost if you have a billing number: $24.00
If you do not have a billing number:
DOJ service– $56.00
DOJ & FBI services– $73.00
DOJ & FBI services Related to Children – Cost varies

Track your LiveScan Submission HERE!

Santa Barbara

Santa Maria

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