Live Scan

The University Police Department provides an automated service for criminal history background checks that may be required as a condition of employment, licensing, certification, or foreign adoptions clearances.

Applicants must get instructions and the forms required for fingerprinting services from the agency requiring their criminal history background check.


Monday through Friday 9:30am to 3:30pm. No appointment necessary!

After Hours

Other local agencies may be able to provide service after hours. Please contact your local police department for their Live Scan hours:

This table contains the agency, address, and phone of other areas where Live Scanning can be performed.
Agency Address Phone
Arcata Police Department 736 F Street,
Arcata, CA 95521
Eureka Police Department 603 C Street,
Eureka, CA 95501
Fortuna Police Department 621 11th Street,
Fortuna, CA 95540
Humboldt County Sheriff's Department 826 4th Street,
Eureka, CA 95501


Room 101, First Floor, Student & Business Services Building


Department of Justice fees vary upon service requested. In addition, there is a $15.00 rolling fee for HSU students, faculty and staff. The rolling fee for community members is $20.00. Payment can be made via cash, check or debit card only. Credit cards are not accepted. Must have a current state photo ID or a valid passport.

If you have any questions, please contact Karyn Hoppe, Administrative Assistant for Live Scan at 826-4654.

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