UPDATE: Due to COVID-19, Live Scan and fingerprinting services are temporarily suspended until further notice.
Live Scan is an automated inkless fingerprinting process. Fingerprints are electronically transmitted to the California Department of Justice (DOJ) for processing. The DOJ then conducts a search of their state wide criminal database for convictions. If a Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI) clearance is required, the prints are sent through the FBI’s nationwide criminal database as well. Once the fingerprints have been processed, a report from the DOJ is mailed to the requesting agency. When and how the requesting agency receives the report is dependent upon how quickly the DOJ is able to process the fingerprints.
Fingerprinting For Employers
Live Scan fingerprinting is often a requirement of employers in both the private and public sectors as part of a background investigation when a candidate is being considered for employment. Those working with children such as teachers, childcare providers, coaches, foster and/or adoptive parents, etc., in addition to medical personnel such as nurses, doctors and elder care givers are required to be fingerprinted. Others may require fingerprinting for licensing purposes such as notary publics, realtors, and attorneys.
Obtain Your Fingerprints
Live Scan services are offered at the La Habra Police Department. Since this service is available by appointment only, it is important to call 562-383-4316 to schedule an appointment, prior to coming in for service.
Those wishing to utilize the police department’s service are required to have a billing number to have Live Scan fingerprinting completed.
- Live Scan - $33 Flat Fee
- Print Cards (Hand Roll) - $33 per card
The Office of the Attorney General also provides a list of where public live scan services are offered.