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How does Live Scan fingerprinting work in Las Vegas?

Posted by Neil Shouse | Feb 12, 2020 | 0 Comments

Live Scan fingerprinting uses digital technology instead of ink. Live Scan fingerprints taken in Las Vegas get immediately transferred to the Department of Justice (DOJ). The DOJ then uses the Automated Fingerprint Identification System (AFIS) to run background checks and retrieve the person's criminal record (if any).

Who needs to get Live Scan fingerprints?

Anyone who gets arrested is required to submit to Live Scan fingerprinting at the booking station. The DOJ will then compare the prints to existing records and inform the police of the results.

Also, many people applying for certain jobs or professional licenses are required to get Live Scan fingerprinted. Examples include:

  • Doctors
  • Nurses
  • Attorneys
  • Realtors
  • Notaries
  • Teachers
  • Stockbrokers
  • Contractors
  • Security guards
  • Police
  • Foster parents

Upon receiving the prints, the DOJ would conduct a background check. Then it would send the results to the employer or licensing agency that requested it.

How long does it take to get Live Scan fingerprints?

Just a few minutes. The person just needs to press their fingers against a glass surface for scanning. A Live Scan specialist will help the person get it right on the first try.

How much does it cost to get Live Scan fingerprints?

It depends. But on average prices range from $22 to $65.

Is Live Scan the same as a background check?

It is a type of background check. Certainly, not all background checks require fingerprint samples. 

Will getting a record seal also seal past fingerprints?

Yes. Nevada's Criminal History Records Repository keeps all fingerprint cards until it receives a court order to seal a person's record.

Learn how to get a criminal record seal in Nevada.

Where can I get Live Scan fingerprints in Las Vegas?

The following locations in Clark County offer Live Scan fingerprinting services:


#01 Fingerprinting Las Vegas

4079 N Rancho Dr #170

Las Vegas, NV 89130

702-450-8800


#01 Fingerprinting South Vegas & Henderson

9017 S Pecos Rd

Henderson, NV 89074

702-450-8800


#01 Fingerprinting Las Vegas -Summerlin

9680 W Tropicana Ave

Las Vegas, NV 89147

702-450-8800


#1 Accelerated Fingerprints

3160 S. Valley View Blvd, Suite 108

(near Valley View/Desert Inn)

Las Vegas, NV 89102

888-860-3031


1st Peloton Fingerprinting Mobile

702-648-7005


A Xeration Service

6431 W Sahara Ave Ste 200

(Corner of Sahara & S Torrey Pines, east of Sonic)

Las Vegas, NV 89146

702-822-6244


A-1 Fingerprinting

2048 North Las Vegas Blvd

North Las Vegas, NV 89030

702-485-1718


A-1 Fingerprinting (2nd Location)

4485 S Buffalo Dr

Las Vegas, NV 89147

702-722-2440


Accutest (ESD Partner site)–Las Vegas

9187 West Flamingo Ste #110

Las Vegas, NV 89147

1-877-472-6916


Alcohol Card USA & Go Fingerprint

3585 S. Durango Dr. #103

Las Vegas, NV 89147

702-804-0080


American Fingerprint LLC

1201 S Jones Blvd suite 103

(Near Charleston Blvd)

Las Vegas, NV 89146

702-822-1590


B&D Fingerprinting Services

800 N. Rainbow Blvd Executive Suite 175

Las Vegas, NV 89107

702-485-5256


Burton Studios

6235 S Pecos Rd Suite 107

Las Vegas, NV 89120

702-456-9190


Express Electronic Fingerprinting Services (ELFSNV)

702-856-6335


EZ Fingerprinting Services

4937 W Craig Rd.

Las Vegas, NV 89130

702-331-0168


Fieldprint –Outpost Mail & Copy (Henderson)

205 North Stephanie Street

Henderson, NV 89074

1-877-614-4364


Fieldprint –Centurion Insurance (Henderson)

199 North Arroyo Grande Boulevard

Henderson, NV 89074

1-877-614-4364


Fieldprint –Toro Tax Services (Las Vegas)

5513 Eastern Avenue

Las Vegas, NV 89119

1-877-614-4364


Fieldprint –UR Mail Box (Las Vegas)

7835 South Rainbow Boulevard

Las Vegas, NV 89139

1-877-614-4364


Fieldprint –Alpha Mailbox (North Las Vegas)

3172 North Rainbow Boulevard

Las Vegas, NV 89108

1-877-614-4364


Fingerprint Solutions -24 hour / Mobile Fingerprinting

6385 S. Rainbow Ste.800

Las Vegas, NV 89118

702-370-7519


Fingerprinting Express

6485 S Rainbow Blvd #103

Las Vegas, NV 89118

702-489-7994


Fingerprinting Express

1350 E Flamingo Rd

Las Vegas, NV 89119

702-823-3155


Fingerprinting Ink LLC.

3110 S. Durango Dr. Ste 202

Las Vegas, NV 89117

702-410-5387


Fingerprinting Pros

2620 S Maryland Parkway Ste 17

Las Vegas, NV 89109

702-734-2665


Fingerprinting –Summerlin @ Postal Etc.

9436 W Lake Mead Blvd. Ste 5

Las Vegas, NV 89134

702-444-7678


Four Sisters DBA Mobile Fingerprinting Services

10733 Del Rudini St

Las Vegas, NV 89141

702-436-5076


Global Safety Network, Inc.

3441 W. Sahara Ste C2

Las Vegas, NV 89102

702-696-1555


Lifeline Fingerprinting

UNLV Student Union

4505 S. Maryland Pkwy.

Las Vegas, NV 89154


Mail & More

4555 E Charleston Blvd Ste 105

Las Vegas, NV 89104

702-545-0085


National Fingerprints, LLC

3170 W Sahara Suite D11

Las Vegas, NV 89102

702-750-1523


Pereira Immigration Law Group

8942 Spanish Ridge Ave Ste 1

Las Vegas, NV 89148

702-737-7717 Ext. 3


Prints, Pics ‘N' More

3510E. Tropicana Ave Ste K

Las Vegas, NV 89121

702-476-6900


Spread the Word Nevada

1065 American Pacific Drive Ste 160

Henderson, NV 89074

702-564-7809


Las Vegas Metro Police Department Fingerprint Bureau

400 South Martin Luther King Boulevard Building C

(Martin Luther King Boulevard and Alta Avenue)

Las Vegas, NV 89106

702-828-3271


Henderson Police Department

223 Lead Street

Henderson, NV 89015

702-267-4720


North Las Vegas Police Department

1301 East Lake Mead Boulevard North

Las Vegas, NV 89030

702-633-1807


Mesquite Police Department

500 Hillside Drive

Mesquite, NV 89027

702-346-5262

About the Author

Neil Shouse

A former Los Angeles prosecutor, attorney Neil Shouse graduated with honors from UC Berkeley and Harvard Law School (and completed additional graduate studies at MIT). He has been featured on CNN, Good Morning America, Dr Phil, Court TV, The Today Show and Court TV. Mr Shouse has been recognized by the National Trial Lawyers as one of the Top 100 Criminal and Top 100 Civil Attorneys.

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