The Fingerprinting Office is open by appointment ONLY. See below for details.

St. Charles Towne Center Mall 11110 Mall Circle, Waldorf 20603

(Located next to Dicks Sporting Goods on the upper level)


Please call 301-609-6438 to schedule an appointment.

By Appointment Only Monday through Friday

Phone lines open at 8:30 am M-F

If an employer is sending you, please make sure they have provided you with the 10-digit authorization code.

If you are being sent by a law enforcement agency for NCIC, you are required to provide an authorization letter from your command on agency letterhead, specifically stating your name and that they are requesting you to be fingerprinted for NCIC.

The CCSO provides fingerprinting services for individuals who need state and federal backgrounds, state only backgrounds, and FBI ink card (Live Scan and Ink Rolled)

The Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services lists additional fees on its website.

*Notice of Price Increase*
(As of 8/23/2021 our prices have raised)

Full background (FBI and State): $58.00
State only or FBI only background: $40.00
Ink or FD258 cards: $21.00


The CCSO fingerprint office accepts CASH, CREDIT or Money orders. Money orders should be made payable to “Charles County Sheriff’s Office”.

The CCSO Fingerprinting Office will be closed in observance of the following holidays:

New Year’s Day – January 1, 2022
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s Birthday- January 17, 2022
President’s Day – February 21, 2022
Good Friday – April 15, 2022
Memorial Day – May 30, 2022
Juneteenth – June 20, 2022
Independence Day (Observed) – July 4, 2022
Labor Day – September 5 , 2022
Columbus Day – October 10, 2022
Veterans Day – November 11, 2022
Thanksgiving Day – November 24, 2022
Day after Thanksgiving – November 25, 2022
Day before Christmas Eve – December 23, 2022
Christmas – December 26, 2022
Day before New Year’s Eve – December 30, 2022
New Year’s Eve – December 31, 2022
Day after New Year’s – January 2, 2023

In the event of inclement weather, we follow all Local Government Closings and Delays. If you have an appointment during a closing, we will contact you the next available business day to reschedule.

Other Requirements

  • A government-issued photo identification
  • Employer authorization number for private business (ie: daycare, ADC, Private Party)

More Information

For additional information, call 301-609-6438. Please visit the CCSO Facebook Page.