Fingerprinting / Live Scan

Live Scan is the process used to digitally obtain and transmit fingerprints. Live Scan is used in the process of conducting background checks which may be required as a condition of employment, licensing, certification, foreign adoptions or VISA/Immigration purposes. The Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office offers Live Scan services to the public on a walk-in basis.

Live Scan Hours

Our Live Scan hours are 8 a.m. to 3:45 p.m. Monday through Friday. Live Scans are conducted on a walk-in basis and it is not necessary to make an appointment. 

Fees and Payments

We charge $35.00 for the Live Scan service, payable with cash, business checks or accounts payable. We do not accept debit cards, credit cards or checks


You must present valid photo identification when being fingerprinted. Expired identification information will not be accepted.