How much does it cost?

The fee for fingerprinting (per-person) ranges from $38 to $55. To determine your actual fee before your appointment, call 301-498-0092 and ask for the Records Unit. The fee for printing on the FD-258 card is $20 for up to 2-cards and $5 for each additional card printed. Payment must be made in-person at the time of fingerprinting. We accept Visa, MC, AmEx, Discover, money orders and cash as payment. Online payment is not available.

The City of Laurel Police Department offers LiveScan (electronic) Fingerprinting Services for criminal history background checks that may be required as a condition of employment, licensing, certification, foreign adoptions, or VISA/Immigration clearances. Listed below are examples of the types of applications requiring fingerprint background checks:

  • Child Care Providers
  • Adult Dependent Care
  • Security Guard Licenses
  • Special Police Commissions
  • Handgun Qualification Licenses (HQL)
  • Handgun Permits
  • Firearms Dealers
  • Security Systems Technicians
  • Immigration / VISA Applications
  • Criminal Justice Employment (Sworn and Civilian)
  • Many other positions which require a criminal background check prior to employment, or when a person requests an individual review of their record.

The City of Laurel Police Department also provides electronic imaging of fingerprints on FD-258 cards, which we provide if necessary, or you can bring your own. Our equipment cannot print fingerprints on paper forms nor on any other type of card other than the FD-258.

Note: We do not fingerprint for Taxicabs licenses, Limousine licenses, or Liquor licenses.

If you need an ink on card fingerprinting service, you can find a list of locations through the State Department.

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