Fingerprinting & Background Checks
The Mountain View Police Department offers fingerprinting services to members of the public. Fingerprinting is required for such things as employment, license, certification, permits, volunteerism and adoption purposes.
The Department charges a service fee of $20.00 in addition to any applicable California Department of Justice and/or FBI fees. Appointments are available Tues. - Thur. from 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Appointments are available by calling the Records Division at 650-903-6344. Community members must have a valid form of US or foreign-issued government ID as well as a Live Scan form provided by the agency requesting Live Scan service.
You can obtain a letter of "no police record" at the police department front desk (7 a.m. to 7 p.m., 7 days a week). You will need to bring your own notary public to certify the letter. Note: your notary must accept our staff member's police ID card instead of a driver's license. Be sure to bring your driver's license, passport, or other photo identification with your full name on it. There's a $40 charge, payable in cash, check or credit card (MasterCard or VISA only). Another person can obtain this for you. However, please call us first at: 650-903-6344. The requirements vary, depending on your relationship to the person picking up the letter for you.