The Arcata Police Department offers both inked fingerprinting and digitally scanned (Live Scan) fingerprinting services. We charge a $30 fee for rolling the prints, and picture ID is required. Our walk-in fingerprinting hours are 9:00 – 11:30 a.m. and 1:00 – 4:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. Appointments may be made for other times by calling our business office at 822-2428.
If you need Live Scan fingerprints, you will need to provide us with a completed Request for Live Scan form. If a billing number is not provided on your form, then you will need to pay the Department of Justice processing fee in addition to the rolling fee. These fees range from $0 to $100, depending on the type of agency requesting the prints and the level of service required.
For further information on applicant fingerprints, including how to obtain a review of criminal history records for visa, immigration or foreign adoption purposes, visit the Department of Justice website.