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Carroll County Sheriff's Fingerprinting Services Go Digitial

Until now, Carroll County was the only Maryland county to not have a LiveScan electronic fingerprinting site available for use by the general public, the Sheriff's office said.

On Tuesday, July 17 the Carroll County Sheriff’s Office will being offering public fingerprinting services using LiveScan technology. 

LiveScan scans and electronically transmits fingerprints to the Criminal Justice Information System (CJIS) for selected employment, volunteer and professional licensing services requiring criminal history checks.

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The United States Department of Justice notified law enforcement agencies this past spring that they would no longer accept ink fingerprint cards, applicants requiring a Federal fingerprint record check would need to be printed electronically, according to a Sheriff news release.  While LiveScan technology has been used by the Carroll County Detention Center to book arrestees for several years, Carroll was still the only Maryland County to not have a LiveScan site available for use by the general public. 

With funds approved by the Board of Carroll County Commissioners, the Sheriff’s Office has worked with CJIS and LiveScan officials for the past several weeks to acquire the equipment and train personnel.

Staff is available to fingerprint members of the public each Tuesday from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. in the Sheriff’s Office lobby, 100 North Court Street in Westminster. 

Businesses and organizations requiring this service for multiple applicants must first contact Danielle Schubert at 410-386-2306 to register their organization and schedule their applicants for printing.

Additional information, including a fee schedule and applicant forms can be accessed from the Carroll County Sheriff’s Office Website at www.carrollcountysheriff.com.  Applications may be completed on site. 

Those intending to use this service are encouraged to complete and print the application from our web site before showing up.

The Sheriff’s Office will complete traditional ink fingerprint cards on request.

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