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Fingerprinting/Background Checks

Sheriff's Emergency Operations Center
3549 Saunders Way, Lecanto

Schedule of Operation
MONDAY:  10:00 A.M. - 1:30 P.M.

TUESDAY: 9:00 A.M. - 12:30 P.M.

WEDNESDAY: 10:00 A.M. - 1:30 P.M.

THURSDAY: 9:00 A.M. - 12:30 P.M.

FRIDAY: 10:00 A.M. - 1:30 P.M.


The last appointment each day is 30 minutes prior to closing.

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 a 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.
***Cash Only***

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.

Local background checks that met the above criteria may be requested in person at our Records Department, mail to our main operations (Attn: Records Department, 1 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Ave, Inverness, FL 34450), fax to (352) 726-0734, or email to