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Walk-in Wednesdays for Live Scan service Available in Santa Barbara and Santa Maria

Live Scan fingerprint stations are available to assist the public for the purposes of pre-employment and has the ability to transmit your fingerprints to the California State Department of Justice & Federal Bureau of Investigations.

Beginning Wednesday, August 15th, 2018 the Santa Barbara Sheriff’s Office will accept “Walk-ins” at both the Santa Barbara and Santa Maria Stations with no appointment needed.  Walk-ins will be welcome every Wednesday on a first come, first served basis between the hours of 08:00 AM and 4:00 PM.  Appointments can still be made for Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday between the hours of 8:00 AM and 4:00 PM at both locations.  To schedule an appointment, please call:

Santa Barbara Station (805) 681-4357 or Santa Maria Station (805) 934-6175

Additional information:

Before arriving for your Live Scan, please bring the following documents.  We cannot process your fingerprints without them.

  • Live Scan request form.  The request for Live Scan Service Form must be completed by the agency or person who is requesting you to be fingerprinted.
  • Photo Identification (ID card, driver’s license or passport)
  • CASH – We do NOT accept credit card or check.  See below for current rates:

If you have a billing number, the cost will be $7.00

If you do not have a billing number:

DOJ – $39.00.  DOJ & FBI – $56.00.  DOJ & FBI related to children – $81.00

If you have any questions about the Live Scan Service, please contact the Live Scan Technicians at the phone number listed above or visit the Santa Barbara Sheriff’s website at



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