Requesting a CA Department of Justice (DOJ) Rap Sheet




YES, I qualify for a DOJ Fee Waiver
NO, I do NOT qualify
STEP 1
Do you qualify
for a DOJ Fee Waiver?
You qualify for a DOJ fee waiver IF you can provide one (1) of the following (i.e. Proof of Government Assistance):
- Copy of Medi-Cal or Food Stamps card
- Copy of Grant Letter from SSI or Social Security
- Copy of Grant Letter from Unemployment or Disability
OR
- Your income is at or below 138% of the annual Federal Poverty Guidelines ($16,395 for family of 1; $22,108 for family of 2, etc..)

Review the DOJ Fee Waiver to see if you qualify.

If you do NOT qualify for the fee waiver, go to STEP 4.
You will need to pay the $25 DOJ fee when you get your fingerprints.
STEP 2
 Request DOJ Fee Waiver
If you qualify, request the fee waiver by mailing or faxing the following (2) documents to the DOJ:
1 - DOJ Fee Waiver
2 - Proof of Government Assistance or Indigence

Submit to DOJ:
1 - Fax to (916) 227-1964 - OR -
2 - Mail to: California Department of Justice (DOJ)
Record Review Unit
​P. O. Box 903417
Sacramento, CA 94203-4170

If you do not receive the Request from the DOJ in about 2 weeks, call 916.227.3835to inquire about the status of your request.
 Go to Step 4. 
STEP 3
DOJ Approves
Fee Waiver
If the DOJ approves your fee waiver, they will mail the pre-printed Record Request Form to YOU – it will have a pre-printed Billing Code. 
​- Fill out all of your personal information.
- Original – Give to LiveScan Operator
​- Copy – Keep for your Records
Go to Step 4. 
STEP 4
Get Fingerprints
Find a LiveScan Operator near you. Click here for a list of LiveScan Operators in San Diego County.

COMMUNITY LIVESCAN SERVICES offers fingerprinting services onsite at the Clinic. When you arrive at the Clinic, please let the Registration desk know that you need Livescan Services so that they can assign you an appointment time.

Bring the following with you to the LiveScan Operator:
1 -  Completed DOJ Record Request Form 
​ * If your fee waiver was approved, use the pre-printed
form the DOJ mailed back to you. This waives the $25
​ DOJ processing fee.
2 - Valid Photo ID (expired IDs will NOT be accepted)
​3 - LiveScan Fees (this fee varies by Operator)

      * DOJ Fees - The DOJ charges $25 for a copy of your  

         Rap Sheet.  Fee waivers are available if you are

         receiving government assistance or meet an income

         threshold. See Step 1.

      * Rolling Fees - In addition to the DOJ Fee, you must pay a

         rolling fee to the LiveScan Operator.  Community

        Livescan Services offers reduced rolling fee of $10 for

         those who qualify for a DOJ fee waiver; $15 for those

         who do not qualify; and $25 for other types of

         fingerprinting services.

Find a LiveScan Operator near you. Click here for a list of LiveScan Operators in San Diego County.

COMMUNITY LIVESCAN SERVICES offers fingerprinting services onsite at the Clinic. When you arrive at the Clinic, please let the Registration desk know that you need Livescan Services so that they can assign you an appointment time.

Bring the following with you to the LiveScan Operator:
1 - Completed DOJ Record Request Form
  * If your fee waiver was approved, use the pre-printed
  form the DOJ mailed back to you. This waives the $25 ​
  DOJ processing fee.
​2 - Valid Photo ID (expired IDs will NOT be accepted)

​3 - LiveScan Fee (this fee varies by Operator)

     * DOJ Fees - The DOJ charges $25 for a copy of your  

        Rap Sheet.  Fee waivers are available if you are receiving

        government assistance or meet an income threshold.  See

        Step 1. 

     * Rolling Fees - In addition to the DOJ Fee, you must pay a

         rolling fee to the LiveScan Operator.  Community  

        Livescan Services offers reduced rolling fee of $10 for

         those who qualify for a DOJ fee waiver; $15 for those who

         do not qualify; and $25 for other types of fingerprinting

         services.​  






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