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No more messy fingerprint ink. The City of San Ramon provides computerized Live Scan fingerprinting services for anyone who needs to be fingerprinted. (We can also do standard 10-print ink cards for those who require them.) The Live Scan system digitally captures your fingerprints, and through a high speed computer line, sends the prints electronically to the California Department of Justice in Sacramento. Please click here for more information on fingerprinting fees.


Please use black ink to fill out your fingerprint forms. You also need to bring a valid photo ID such as a driver's license, state ID card, passport, or student ID card. We accept cash/check/Visa/Mastercard and American Express.


Please bring your ink card(s) completely filled out in BLACK ink. DO NOT sign or date your card, it must be signed at the time of your fingerprinting appointment.

*Note: 1-2 sets of INK CARD fingerprints takes 20 minutes to process, so if you need more than 2 sets, please make sure to select the correct appointment slot.

Rolling Fee for Ink Cards:

  • $20 - Residents or Teachers (within the City Limits) per Print Card
  • $45 - Non-Resident, First Card
  • $30 - Non-Resident, each Additional Card

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Please bring your Live Scan form completely filled out.  

*Note: Each set of LIVE SCAN fingerprints takes 20 minutes to process, so if you need more than 1 set, please make sure to select the correct appointment slot.

Rolling Fee for Live Scan:

  • $30 - Residents or Teachers Within the City Limits (Additional DOJ and FBI fees may apply)
  • $50 - Non-Resident (Additional DOJ and FBI fees may apply)

BY APPOINTMENT ONLY at 2401 Crow Canyon Road
Monday to Friday, hours vary by day

Note: The system automatically shows the first AVAILABLE time slots.
Appointments fill quickly, so the earliest time slot could be 2 weeks out.

If you need immediate assistance, please contact us at (925) 973-2700.

Before Live Scan systems were available, employers who required fingerprint checks would have to wait three to four months for a clearance letter to arrive via U.S. Mail. In most cases, that employee would begin work pending a response from the state. With the Live Scan system, clearance letters are being sent directly to the employer via email, in about a week.

Live Scan (and ink card) services are available BY APPOINTMENT ONLY. For more information on fingerprint services and fees, contact the San Ramon Police Department at (925) 973-2700.



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2401 Crow Canyon Rd, San Ramon, CA 94583 | Map | Phone (925) 973-2700 | After Hours Non-emergency Dispatch (925) 973-2779