Live Scan Instructions

Live Scan is easy to use. Simply follow these steps:

Go to the nearest Live Scan station (see below for locations) to have your fingerprints submitted to the Department of Justice (DOJ) and FBI.

Pay the Live Scan operator the $32 DOJ fingerprint processing fee and the $17 FBI fingerprint processing fee, as well as the Live Scan site fee. If you are applying for a firearm permit, you must pay the $38 DOJ Firearm Eligibility Application (FEA) Processing fee at the site.

NOTE: The fee set by each Live Scan site varies. The Bureau does not set the price.

Submit the following to the Bureau:

  • The completed application forms for the license, registration, permit, or certificate for which you are applying.
  • The second copy of the Live Scan Form (BCII 8016) received from the Live Scan site.
  • The Bureau fees required for the license, registration, permit, or certificate.

Live Scan Sites and Forms

You may go directly to the Department of Justice Web site addresses: Live Scan Sites or Live Scan Forms.