Peoria County Sheriff's Office offering electronic fingerprinting

Jun 19, 2014

Anyone needing electronic fingerprints can now get them at the Peoria County Courthouse.

The Peoria County Sheriff’s Office started offering the Live Scan service two weeks ago. It allows customers the ability to get their fingerprints scanned and submitted electronically for everything from employment to applying for a concealed carry license.

Captain Doug Gaa is with the Sheriff’s Office. He says the new technology ensures fingerprints are taken properly.

“If it is problematic, it has some issues with it, it wasn’t rolled correctly, something to where it doesn’t really give a good print, we have the ability to erase that print and re-take it where on an ink card, obviously if you’ve put it onto the card, there’s no way to redo it.”

Gaa says the Sheriff’s office will only continue to offer ink fingerprinting if they can’t be sent electronically. Live Scan is offered at the Peoria County Courthouse Monday through Friday from 9:00-11:00 a.m. and 1:00-4:00 p.m. It costs $60 for fee applicants and $40 or Uniform Conviction Information Act applicants.