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Fingerprint Services

The Salisbury University Police Department offers Livescan and Ink fingerprinting options.

  • Livescan Fingerprinting: Electronically submits fingerprints to the Maryland Criminal Justice Information System (CJIS) Central Repository, (authorized by COMAR Regulation 12.15.05) for the purpose of obtaining Criminal History record checks. (See cost/payment options below).
  • Ink Fingerprinting: Applicant cards for other states requiring a background check for FBI-only. Please note, all cards must be provided by the applicant. The cost for this service is $20.00 (See payment options below).

*In addition to SU faculty, staff, and students, these services are available to the public.


Location: Fingerprint Services is located at the University Police Department (East Campus), 110 Power Street, Salisbury Maryland 21804.

Hours of Service: Open to the public Tuesday and Wednesday, 1- 3 p.m. or by appointment by contacting 410-548-2900. Please note that Fingerprint Services are not available when the University is closed (holidays, inclement weather, etc.). If there is no answer, please leave a message and someone will contact you.

Visitors must display a valid Visitor Parking Permit. To apply for a visitor permit. Please print and display the permit on your driver’s side dash.

Payment Information:

For the Public: (Non-SU Faculty, Staff and Students and for SU Faculty and Staff needing to be fingerprinted for purposes other than those required for their SU position)

  • *Money orders and Certified or Cashier’s checks, made payable to Salisbury University, may be presented for payment.
  • Cash payments may be presented to Salisbury University’s Cashier’s office located in Holloway Hall room 219. Upon payment, a receipt will be given which must be taken to the Fingerprint Services Department.

SU Students: All applicable fees will be charged to the Student’s GullNet account.

SU Faculty and Staff when required for their SU position: All applicable fees will be charged to the appropriate program department.

Required Information:

You must bring a valid form of government identification w/a photo (Driver’s License, State issued Identification card, Passport or Military identification.)

*If you are requesting a background check for employment or licensing purposes you must have all documentation from the requestor to include the agency name and authorization number. If your background check is being sent to a government agency you may also need an ORI number.

Request Type Background Check Fee
Adult Dependent Care $42
Attorney-Client Call for Assistance
Child Care – Full $58
Child Care – Volunteer $57
Criminal Justice $0
Gold Seal / Adoption $43
Gold Seal / Visa $43
Government Employment – State Only $42
Government Employment – State & FBI $58
Government Licensing – State (Liquor License) $42
Government Licensing – State / FBI $58
Immigration / Visa $42
Individual Challenge Call for Assistance
Individual Review $42
Private Employer Petition $42
Public Housing Authority Call for Assistance
MSP Licensing – Handgun $58
MSP Licensing – Handgun Renewal $40
MSP Licensing – Security Guard $58
MSP Licensing – Security Guard Renewal $40
MSP Licensing – Firearms (Regulated Firearms Dealer $42
MSP Licensing – Security System $58
MSP Licensing – Private Detective Section – New $58
MSP Licensing – Private Detective Section – Renewal $42
MSP Licensing – Private Detective Section – FBI Only $40
MSP Licensing – Special Police $58
MSP Licensing – Special Police – Renewal $42
MSP Licensing – Handgun Qual License $58