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Welcome to the Criminal Background Check Unit

As North Carolina continues to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic, we have learned numerous law enforcement agencies are adapting and/or changing their fingerprint availability, often on a weekly basis.  Due to various federal requirements, DCDEE cannot waive the requirement for fingerprints.  We encourage you to use the resources below to assist.

The following link will allow you to search law enforcement agencies by zip code and/or city and state. You will be able to search law enforcement locations that will fingerprint applicants electronically, and this process is referred to as livescan fingerprinting. If the LEA does not have a livescan device, a card will be printed and handed to the applicant to submit to DCDEE by mail.   

Map Livescan Locations (

The hard copy of the FD-258 fingerprint card will need to be mailed to DCDEE, who will forward to the North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation, if you have applicants printed at any third-party fingerprinting location. Below you will find third-party fingerprint locations located throughout the state of North Carolina. THIRD PARTY FINGERPRINTING LOCATIONS DO NOT HAVE THE ABILITY TO SEND ELECTRONIC (LIVESCAN) FINGERPRINTS TO THE NORTH CAROLINA STATE BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION.

Carolina Fingerprinting

Fieldprint is out of Clayton

Raleigh Mobile Fingerprinting

RTP Mobile Fingerprinting

IdentoGo out of Wilmington

Thank you to the North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation for their assistance in providing this information. 


The DHHS Criminal Background Check Unit provides background checks for child care, foster parents, adoptive parents, and DHHS Personnel applicants.  The Criminal Background Check Unit provides valuable services to providers, other units within DHHS and the public.

Please utilize the resources on these pages to learn more and to obtain a criminal background check.




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919-814-6300 | 1-800-859-0829 (In State Only)


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