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Clearance Letter

To get a state criminal history clearance, follow the instructions at the state attorney general’s website.

Livescan fingerprinting services are available to the public at the City of Carlsbad Police Department. Appointments are required. Call 760-931-2100 to schedule an appointment. Customers will need to bring a completed Livescan form to the appointment.


  • $52 State Department of Justice level (includes a city processing fee)
  • $76 State Department of Justice and Federal levels (includes a city processing fee)
  • Only cash or checks are accepted and a picture identification is required
  • Additional state fees may apply for certain purposes such as child care licensing

Inked prints are also available for out-of-state purposes with a $20 fee per card.