Office of the Commissioner of Financial Regulation

 

Fingerprinting Instructions and Providers

 

**NOTE: DLLR - ELECTRONIC LIVESCAN FINGERPRINTING LOCATION WILL NO LONGER BE OPERATING AS OF JUNE 30, 2015**

If you are a mortgage loan originator or affiliated insurance producer mortgage loan originator applying for initial licensure or renewal, please proceed to MLO Instructions for Submission of Fingerprints for information.

Otherwise, if a criminal background check is required for the license for which you are applying, you must submit fingerprints to Criminal Justice Information System ("CJIS") Central Repository of the Maryland Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services to conduct a State and Federal criminal history check.

  • The Agency will send fingerprint cards to the individuals requiring a criminal background check upon receipt of the license application;
     
  • For each individual, use the fingerprint card supplied by the Commissioner of Financial Regulation, or have this Agency's authorization (9700081215) and ORI number (MD920370Z) available;
     
  • In addition to the fees required by the State of Maryland for criminal history record checks, the provider may collect an additional service fee as determined by the provider.

FOR FAST AND ACCURATE SERVICE

If you are requesting a background check for licensing purposes, and you are:

IN THE STATE OF MARYLAND, you may visit a Maryland livescan vendor (Livescan Pre-registration Application - Word document, download Word viewer for free) to have the fingerprints submitted electronically. Electronic (or livescan) fingerprinting usually results in a much quicker response time. Visit the Maryland Department of Public Safety & Correction Services webpage for a list of providers that are authorized to submit fingerprints directly to CJIS for the purpose of obtaining a State criminal history record check.

  • You must provide this agency's name (Commissioner of Financial Regulation), authorization number (9700081215), and ORI number (MD920370Z).
     
  • You must show a valid form of government picture identification. (Examples: driver's license, Certificate of Naturalization, passport, Alien Registration Card, or Military Identification).

Contact providers to determine the method of payment, hours of operation, the total cost, and whether appointments are necessary.

OUTSIDE THE STATE OF MARYLAND, you must use the fingerprint card provided by the Commissioner of Financial Regulation.

** Be aware that using the fingerprint card request is discouraged for in-state applicants, because the process is materially slower.**

  • Complete all the demographic information on the front of the fingerprint card. Failure to complete the card will result in the rejection of the card and delay the criminal background check process.
     
  • You must provide this agency's name (Commissioner of Financial Regulation), authorization number (9700081215), and ORI number (MD920370Z).
     
  • You must show a valid form of government picture identification. (Examples: driver's license, Certificate of Naturalization, passport, Alien Registration Card, or Military Identification).
     
  • Forward the completed fingerprint card and the required fees to CJIS, P.O. Box 32708, Pikesville, Maryland 21282-2708.

Contact providers to determine the method of payment, hours of operation, the total cost, and whether appointments are necessary.

 

**DLLR - ELECTRONIC LIVESCAN FINGERPRINTING LOCATION WILL NO LONGER BE OPERATING AS OF JUNE 30, 2015**

Please follow the Directions above to have fingerprints submitted. You can visit the Maryland Department of Public Safety & Correction Services webpage for a list of providers that are authorized to submit fingerprints directly to CJIS for the purpose of obtaining a State criminal history record check.