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Fingerprint Services



ALL fingerprinting will be by appointment only.

Please call (410) 455-5555 for appointments.



We accept CASH as long as it’s the “exact amount” and CHECKS or MONEY ORDERS

made payable to UMBC.



If you are requesting a background check for employment or licensing

purposes you must have all documentation from the requestor to include the agency name

and authorization number. If your background check is being sent to a government agency you may

also need an ORI number. You must bring a valid form of government identification. (Examples:

driver’s license, Certificate of Naturalization, passport, or Military Identification)

Fill out the attached form, print it and bring it to our fingerprinting center at UMBC Police

Headquarters. (Word or PDF format) Bring payment as indicated below. Checks or Money Orders

are accepted.

LiveScan Fingerprinting Services Fees.  All fees must be paid by check or money order only.

Please print and fill the below form. Do not forget to carry it for your appointment.

LiveScan Pre-Registration Application Form


Type of Check Requested/Fee:

   Full Background (State and FBI)

$ 57.25 ($ 60.00 effective September 1, 2016)

State Background Check ONLY

$ 38.00 ($ 40.00 effective September 1, 2016)

Ink Fingerprint Services Fees and Information:

Ink printing is available for applicant cards from other states, cards not supported by LiveScan software,

and FBI-only background checks at a cost of $12 ($ 15.00 effective September 1, 2016)

per card.  All cards must be provided by the applicant. If your background check is being processed

by Maryland CJIS (state check), you must be printed on LiveScan and have prints submitted

electronically. Ink printing may take longer to complete. Hands should be clean, without bandages

or broken skin. If you have an injury that prevents you from rotating your arm or wrist, please

wait until you can do so.


Without a wait or exceptional circumstances, fingerprinting should take about 10-15 minutes.

This service is first-come first-served. Every attempt is made to ensure the quality of the image.

Please give yourself a large window of time to be fingerprinted, in the event of high volume or

exceptional circumstances.
Note: Effective January 1, 2017, the price for fingerprinting will be raised to $20.