Fingerprints

Many DOPL license require applicants to submit fingerprints. These fingerprints are used by the Division for a fingerprint search through the files of the Utah Bureau of Criminal Identification (BCI) and the Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI).

DOPL Fingerprint Services:

Fingerprint services are available, with no additional charge for DOPL applicants, via appointment at DOPL’s office (160 E 300 S Salt Lake City). Please visit www.doplfingerprints.youcanbook.me to make your appointment. Valid government issued ID (i.e. US Driver’s License, State ID, Passport or US Military ID) is required.

Note: You must have an application on file with the Division, or be prepared to submit your application when you arrive for your appointment. Electronic application services are available for most licenses at www.egov.commerce.utah.gov.

Please arrive at least 5 minutes prior to your appointment if you are submitting a paper application.

Submitting Fingerprint Cards

If you are unable to obtain fingerprints at DOPL’s office, you must include two completed (2) blue fingerprint cards (Form FD-258) with your application.

Cards must have complete demographic information (all alias, age, hair/eye color, place of birth, etc.) and be signed by both the applicant and the individual who took the prints. Prints must be free from smudges and be rolled completely from nail bed to nail bed, and from the tip of the finger to below the first knuckle. Incomplete or low quality cards will be rejected, and may delay the issuance of your license.

Privacy Act Statement:

Prior to submitting fingerprints, you must read and acknowledge the Privacy Act Statement, www.fbi.gov/services/cjis/compact-council/privacy-act-statement. You will find a Criminal History Disclosure Statement in your applicant, that includes a link to this form and an affidavit acknowledging you have read the information and consent to the background check process. This affidavit is a required part of your application, whether you obtain your fingerprints at the DOPL offices or submit physical cards from a third party vender.

Review of Your Criminal Record:

FBI

If you wish to review or challenge the accuracy of the information in your FBI record, you should contact the agency that contributed the information in question.

You may also direct the challenge to the FBI. Please see their website at www.fbi.gov/services/cjis/identity-history-summary-checks.

You may also contact them via mail at:
   FBI: CJIS Division, Attn. Criminal History Analysis Team 1
   1000 Custer Hollow Road
   Clarksburg, WV 26306.

The FBI will forward the challenge to the respective agency.

BCI

If you wish to review or challenge the accuracy of the information in your BCI record, you must complete the required “Record Challenge Form”, available at www.bci.utah.gov/criminalrecords/criminal-records-forms/, and submit it directly to BCI.

Agency Review

Agency review of a licensing decision based on your criminal record may be obtained by filing a written request for agency review with the Executive Director of the Department of Commerce within thirty (30) days after notification of the decision. Any such request must comply with the requirements of Utah Code § 63G-4-301 and Utah Admin. Code R151-4-902.