How to Get Rap Sheet (Criminal Record)

Steps on getting your State Department of Justice Rap Sheet 

 To receive the best legal advice from our Speed Screening Interview, we encourage clients to bring a recent RAP sheet. Follow the steps listed below to obtain learn how to obtain your rap sheet. 

1. Contact any Livescan provider (e.g. UPS stores, Post Office, etc.) or the Sheriff’s Department to make an appointment.

  • Important: Make sure that there are no warrants pending before going to the Sheriff’s Office.
  • The Sheriff's Office conducts Livescan services by appointment only. They accept cash or checks only.


Santa Clara County Sheriff Office
55 West Younger Avenue
San Jose, CA 95110
Monday - Friday 7:30 AM - 4:00 PM
(408) 808-4760 


Santa Clara County Sheriff Office West Valley Station
1601 S. De Anza Boulevard
Cupertino, CA 95014
Monday - Friday 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
(408) 868-6614


Santa Clara County Sheriff Office South County Substation
80 Highland Avenue, Bldg K
San Martin, CA 95046
Monday - Friday 7:30 AM - 4:00 PM
(408) 686-3651


Stanford University Department of Public Safety
711 Serra Street
Stanford, CA 94305
Monday - Friday 7:30 AM to 4:00 PM
(650) 725-2499


2. Complete the Live Scan Form (Form BCIA 8016RR)


3. Take the completed form to any Live Scan site to have your fingerprints taken 

  • Applicants must present valid photo identification to the Live Scan Operator. Expired identification cards will not be accepted.


4. The California Department of Justice will mail you the resulting record.

  • Normal processing time is 2-3 days however; some requests may take up to 2 weeks to process depending on the information contained within the record.



Information on Fees 

The Department of Justice charges $25; the LiveScan provider charges a rolling fee (usually $20-$30).

If you are currently receiving public assistance (including food stamps, SSI, unemployment, etc.), you can request a waiver of the $25 fee from the Department of Justice.


To Request a Waiver of the $25 from the Department to Justice:

Complete a fee waiver form and send it with proof of public assistance to the Department of Justice. Upon receipt the Department of Justice will send you a Live Scan Form, which you can then take to a fingerprinting location.

The fee waiver form can be found online at


Fax: 916-227-1964
Mail: Bureau of Criminal Identification and Information
Attention: Record Review Unit
P.O. Box 903417
Sacramento, CA 94201-4170


 If you have any questions please call the SJSU Record Clearance Project at
(408) 924-2758.