Fingerprinting Services

Services & Programs

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

The Fingerprinting Office is open by appointment ONLY beginning July 13. See below for details.

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, will reopen on Monday, July 13 by appointment ONLY. Appointment slots will begin at 11a.m., which is the mall’s opening time.

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, 2020
President’s Day – February 17, 2020
Good Friday – April 10, 2020
Memorial Day – May 25, 2020
Independence Day (Observed) – July 3, 2020
Labor Day – September 7, 2020
Columbus Day – October 12, 2020
Election Day – November 3, 2020
Veterans Day – November 11, 2020
Thanksgiving Day – November 26, 2020
Native American Heritage Day – November 27, 2020
Christmas Day – December 25, 2020


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).


Full background for state and federally authorized agencies: $55.00
State background check: $38.00
Ink rolled  and FD258 cards: $20.00 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.