601 El Camino Real
Santa Clara, CA 95050
(408) 615-4700

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The Santa Clara Police Department provides electronic and manual fingerprinting services for the public by appointment only.


Image of Digital FingerprintSanta Clara Police Department 
601 El Camino Real, Santa Clara 95050

Hours of Availability:    

Wednesdays, 1:30-3:15pm

Thursdays, 9:00-10:45am

Saturdays, 9:00-11:00am

An appointment is required. To schedule an appointment, call (408) 615-4701.  


Livescan (electronic) or ink (manual) fingerprint rolling fee is charged per card requested. In addition to the rolling fee, there is a California Department of Justice and/or Federal Bureau of Investigation fee that is charged, based on the code indicated by your employer.  


Payment can be made via cash, personal checks, cashiers checks or money order. For an additional $.50 fee, we will also accept Visa and Mastercard. We do NOT accept American Express or Diners Club.


Please bring three (3) completed forms from your employer. We cannot make copies for you. If a FD-258 fingerprint card in needed, please type or print all information in black ink. Additional forms for applicants will require separate printing and additional fees. The appointing authority will provide the forms(s) or information and explain the process. Contact the agency or employer for more information. The Santa Clara Police Department does not provide “Request for Livescan” forms.  

Valid photographic I.D. must be presented at the time of service. Acceptable forms include:

  • California Driver’s License or California Identification Card
  • Military I.D.
  • Current Passport 
  • Applicants under 18 years old may provide school I.D. 
  • Certain circumstances may require a second form of I.D. Please be prepared to provide a second form of valid identification if requested.

Helpful Tips:

Before your appointment, please be sure to trim your nails as extremely long or curved fingernails may prevent the fingers from properly contacting the printing surface.  If you have sustained an injury to your fingers prior to your appointment, you may need to reschedule your appointment until the injured or bandaged finger(s) can be fingerprinted. Please do not bring children to your appointment. Applicants should make arrangements for childcare prior to the service.

Please allow for occasional delays in appointment times due to unforeseen circumstances.

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