Live Scan Fingerprinting

The Department offers Live Scan Fingerprinting services to the public.

Live Scan Fingerprinting is an automated digital fingerprinting service offered through the California Department of Justice. A person's fingerprints are digitally scanned and electronically transmitted to the California Department of Justice and/or the Federal Bureau of Investigation for background checks.

For more information, visit the Department of Justice (DOJ) website.

Our CSO has a limited availability; please call the Mill Valley Police Department at 415-389-4100 to schedule an appointment. Please arrive promptly on time.

Complete Your Appointment

In order to complete your appointment, you will need:

  • Completed Request for Live Scan Service Form (with ORI Code)
  • Valid Photo ID
  • Cash or Check

Your applicant agency should provide you with a BCIA 8016, Request For Live Scan Service form. Once you have the form, make sure your applicant agency has provided you with an ORI code. We cannot complete the fingerprint process unless you have an ORI code. Fill in the rest of the information and bring the form to your appointment.


Price is determined by the level of service for the background check. The Mill Valley Police Department (MVPD) collects a $40 rolling fee for the Live Scan service; however, the DOJ and the FBI have additional fees that can increase the price of the Live Scan (typically about $89). Please bring payment with you to your appointment. At this time, the MVPD only accepts cash or check.

Arriving For Your Appointment

Please arrive for your appointment on time. If you arrive more than 15 minutes late, you will need to reschedule your appointment.

Please note: The Mill Valley Police Department only offers Live Scan services at this time. We are unable to fulfill requests for ink prints. If you are in need of ink prints, please contact the Marin County Sheriff's Office or the Tiburon Police Department.