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Due to upcoming holidays, there will be no fingerprinting on the following dates:

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Tuesday, December 30, 2014


In early 2013, the Department of Justice notified Maryland law enforcement agencies that they would no longer accept rolled ink fingerprint cards and agencies submitting fingerprints would have to transition to an electronic LiveScan fingerprinting system. Out of the 26 Maryland public locations with the LiveScan system, there were none located in Carroll County. With approved funding from the Carroll County Board of Commissioners, the Carroll County Sheriff’s Office was able to purchase one of these systems thereby reducing the inconvenience for both citizens and employers by creating a local location to get Federal and State fingerprints scanned.



Our hours of operation for fingerprinting are Tuesdays, 9am thru 3pm. Due to volunteer availability, these Tuesday hours are the only times we are able to fingerprint the general public.  Businesses/Organizations with multiple applicants to be scanned are requested to call ahead to set up an appointment. For expedited Live Scan service, please complete, print and bring the PRE-REGISTRATION FINGERPRINT APPLICATION with you when you come to the Sheriff's Office to be fingerprinted..



  • A pre-registration fingerprint application must be completed prior to being fingerprinted. This form can be downloaded by clicking here
  • One form of  Government issued personal identification with your picture on it (drivers license, military id, or any other official document with your photo on it)



Because these scans get sent directly to the State and/or FBI, we will need to collect these fees in addition to our fees at the time of the scan. These fees vary depending on the reasons for your fingerprinting. Click this FEE SCHEDULE for a breakdown of the various fees. At this time we can only accept Cash, Checks and Money Orders. If paying by check or money order, you will need to bring 2. One will be made payable to the Commissioners of Carroll County in the amount as designated by the FEE SCHEDULE. The other will be made payable to the Carroll County Sheriff's Office in the amount of $10.00 (rolling fee). If your organization has pre-registered with us they will be billed and there will be no charge to you at the time of the scan.  We continue to roll ink prints for out of state licensing.  These are also completed on Tuesdays.


Carroll County Sheriff's Office • 100 North Court Street • Westminster, Maryland 21157
410.386.2900 or 1.888.302.8924

Equal Opportunity Employer

The Carroll County Sheriff’s Office is committed to recruiting initiatives that reflect a fair and impartial representation of minority groups and females among its employees and applicants in approximate proportion to the minority composition of the Carroll County community.