Fingerprinting Services

The South Lake Tahoe Police Department processes fingerprinting for employment, licensing, personal backgrounds, certifications, foreign adoptions and VISA / immigration needs.

The Records Department has available Livescan (digitally processed) or inked prints on hard cards. Digital prints are sent electronically to the Department of Justice within a matter of minutes and allow criminal background results to be available usually within 72 hours.


Fingerprinting is available by appointment only on Tuesdays and Thursdays between 9:00 a.m. and 3 p.m. To make an appointment, please call (530) 542-6100.

Fee & Requirements

The fee for fingerprinting services is $18, plus all applicable state and federal fees. Applicants must bring a Livescan Request Form from the requesting agency. The applicant must also provide an acceptable form of identification. Accepted forms of identification include a valid State-issued driver's license or Identification Card, passports, out of state driver's licenses and identification cards, and military ID cards.

Payments can be accepted in cash, check, Visa or MasterCard.