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Finger Printing


Sheriff's Emergency Operations Center
3549 Saunders Way, Lecanto
Schedule of Operation


TUESDAY: 9 A.M. - 12:30 P.M.

WEDNESDAY: 10 A.M. - 1:30 P.M.

THURSDAY: 9 A.M. - 12:30 P.M.

FRIDAY: 10 A.M. - 1:30 P.M.


Fingerprinting Services at Citrus County Sheriff's Office

Due to possible unforeseen circumstances, it is recommended that you call the office before you go to verify that fingerprinting will be conducted as scheduled. We work on a first come, first served basis. Those who leave and return will start again at the end of the line. We reserve the right to stop accepting walk-ins when we determine that the current line will take us to closing time. Therefore you should plan ahead and allow plenty of time. If you are sick or appear to be sick, we may deny the fingerprint session. The health of our personnel is priority.

If your background investigation requires an FBI check: The Federal Bureau of Investigation NO longer accepts ink or "hard" fingerprint cards. They now require electronic prints. Be sure to bring the requesting agency ORI or identification number when you come to the office.

If you are required to provide ink or "hard" cards: Fingerprint cards are NOT supplied by the Sheriff's Office.Fingerprint cards should be provided by the entity requesting your prints.

The fee schedule for fingerprinting is $10 for electronic prints and $5 for card prints.

Local Background Checks

The Citrus County Sheriff’s Office ONLY conducts local checks for another law enforcement agency, Department of Children and Families, adoption, or a company/agency for the purpose of obtaining employment or volunteering working directly with juveniles, elderly, or the mentally handicapped or disabled. A form or letterhead from the prospective employer or agency is required.

Local background checks may be requested in person, mail, fax, or email.

Please allow 3-5 business days for processing.

If the local check you are requiring does not fall into the above categories, a complete history may be obtained from the Florida Department of Law Enforcement at (850) 410-8109 or