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 Fingerprint Office Observes all Federal and Local Government Holidays and Closings.

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.