Live Scan

Live Scan and fingerprint services are by appointment only. Appointments are scheduled Tuesday-Thursday, 

8:00 a.m. -12:00 p.m. only.  Please call (562)383-4316 to schedule an appointment, prior to coming in for service.

Live Scan is an automated inkless fingerprinting process. Fingerprints are electronically transmitted to the California Department of Justice (DOJ) for processing. The DOJ then conducts a search of their state wide criminal database for convictions. If a Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI) clearance is required, the prints are sent through the FBI’s nationwide criminal database as well. Once the fingerprints have been processed, a report from the DOJ is mailed to the requesting agency. When and how the requesting agency receives the report is dependent upon how quickly the DOJ is able to process the fingerprints.

Fingerprinting For Employers

Live Scan fingerprinting is often a requirement of employers in both the private and public sectors as part of a background investigation when a candidate is being considered for employment. Those working with children such as teachers, childcare providers, coaches, foster and/or adoptive parents, etc., in addition to medical personnel such as nurses, doctors and elder care givers are required to be fingerprinted. Others may require fingerprinting for licensing purposes such as notary publics, realtors, and attorneys.

Obtain Your Fingerprints

Live Scan services are offered at the La Habra Police Department by appointment only. Appointments are scheduled Tuesday through Thursday, from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. only. it is important to call 562-383-4316 to schedule an appointment, prior to coming in for service.


Those wishing to utilize the police department’s service are required to have a billing number to have Live Scan fingerprinting completed.

  • Live Scan - $36 Flat Fee (Please note: All Live Scan applications must have the agency billing code to complete the process).
  • Print Cards (Hand Roll) - $36 per card

The Office of the Attorney General also provides a list of where public live scan services are offered.