Fingerprinting

The Arcata Police Department offers both inked fingerprinting and digitally scanned (Live Scan) fingerprinting services.

Fee & Hours


We charge a $30 fee for rolling the prints, and picture ID is required. This service is by appointment only.  Appointments are available Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Call our business office at 707-822-2428 to make an appointment.


Live Scan Fingerprinting


If you need Live Scan fingerprints, you will need to provide us with a completed Request for Live Scan form (PDF). 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.
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