Staff Report

The cost for pre-employment fingerprinting has increased to a minimum of $24 at Live Scan stations operated by the Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Department in Santa Barbara and Santa Maria.

Depending on where the fingerprints are sent, such as to the U.S. Department of Justice or FBI, costs vary up to $98. The Sheriff’s Office is now accepting Visa and MasterCard credit cards in addition to cash.

To schedule an appointment, call the Santa Barbara Station at 805-681-4357 or the Santa Maria Station at 805-934-6175.  For more information, visit