Fingerprinting Services

Services & Programs

The Charles County Sheriff’s Office provides fingerprinting services at its St. Charles Towne Center office.

Location and Schedule

The Charles County Sheriff’s Office fingerprinting office, located inside the St. Charles Towne Center on the second floor beside Dick’s Sporting Goods, is open by appointment ONLY.

Anyone wishing to make an appointment for fingerprinting services may call 301-609-6438. Call takers are available Monday through Thursday from 8:30a.m. until 4:30p.m., and Friday from 8:30a.m. until 1:30p.m.

When you arrive for your appointment, you must wear a mask. You will be asked COVID screening questions, and an employee will check your temperature with a digital thermometer. In order to limit the number of people in the fingerprinting office, no one else may accompany someone to an appointment, unless the appointment is for a minor or for someone with special needs who requires assistance.

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

Lincoln’s Birthday – February 12, 2021
President’s Day – February 15, 2021
Good Friday – April 2, 2021
Memorial Day – May31, 2021
Independence Day (Observed) – July 5, 2021
Labor Day – September 6, 2021
Columbus Day – October 11, 2021
Veterans Day – November 11, 2021
Thanksgiving Day – November 25, 2021
Native American Heritage Day – November 26, 2021
Christmas Eve – December 24, 2021
New Year’s Eve – December 31, 2021


Services provided: 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 Prints).


As of 8/23/2021 our fees have increased
Full background for state and federally authorized agencies: $58.00
State background check: $40.00        Gold Seal: $41.00
Ink rolled  and FD258 cards: $21.00 per card

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


The CCSO accepts cash, credit card, or money orders. Money orders should be made payable to “Charles County Sheriff’s Office”.

Other Requirements

  • A government-issued photo identification
  • Employer authorization number

More Information

For additional information, call 301-609-6438.