University Police

Live Scan Fingerprinting

Live Scan Information


The CSU, Chico Police Department provides Live Scan Fingerprinting services for the campus community and the general public. Contact Us: (530) 898-4002.

Live Scan technology allows digitally scanned fingerprints and related information to be submitted electronically to the Department of Justice within a matter of minutes. Criminal background checks are generally processed within 72 hours.

You can learn more about Live Scan fingerprinting on the California Department of Justice website.


The Information Center is located at the corner of West Second and Normal Streets in Chico, CA.

Chico State Information Center exterior of building

Hours of Operation & Contact Information

Contact Us: (530) 898-4002

What to Bring

  • Photo identification, such as a driver's license or passport. Please note that copies or temporary licenses are not accepted.
  • Completed Request for Live Scan Service form (BCII 8016 form). We do not provide Live Scan forms. You must obtain the form from your employer. We cannot complete your Live Scan without your employer's Originating Agency Identification (ORI) number and information.
  • Form of payment. Credit cards (Visa, Mastercard or Discover), checks (payable to CSU, Chico) and money orders are the only accepted forms of payment. American Express and cash payments are not accepted.

Note: Due to respiratory and chemical sensitivities, we request all visitors to the Information Center refrain from using products that are fragranced (body sprays, lotions, perfumes, colognes). Freshly washed hands will also ensure the best quality print. Thank You.

Fee Schedule for Live Scan

University Police processing fee: $20

Department of Justice fees: range from $0-42 depending on requesting agency

FBI fees: $0-17 depending on requesting agency

CACI fee: $15

Firearms fee: ranges from $19-38 depending on requesting agency

If you have questions about the level of service required, please contact the agency that is requesting the live scan.

Rolled Ink Fingerprints

Effective July 1, 2005, Penal Code section 11077.1 mandates the Department of Justice only accept electronically transmitted fingerprint images from regulatory entities performing background investigations of applicants. FD-258 fingerprint cards will not be submitted after July 1, 2006.