Criminal History Background Check Procedure

For DABS Licensee Applicants, Owners and Managers

AUTHORITY: Utah Code 32B-1 Part 3

Criminal history background checks are required for all owners and persons employed to act in a supervisory or managerial capacity for a package agency, licensee, or permittee.

If the owner is a partnership, corporation, or limited liability company, a criminal history background check is required for all partners, managing agents, managers, officers, directors, or any stockholder who holds at least 20% of the total issued and outstanding stock of the corporation, or a member who owns at least 20% of the limited liability company.

Each individual who falls under the description above shall consent to a criminal history background check and shall deliver the following documents and fees to the Department of Alcoholic Beverage Services.

New DABS license applicants must submit fingerprints either prior to submitting their application or with their application, so please plan ahead for fingerprinting services so you can meet your deadline before the 10th of the month.

Background checks for each applicable person must include:

  • Fingerprints - either through a live scan service or a completed FBI fingerprint card
  • A signed Informed Consent & Waiver form for each individual fingerprinted
  • $33.25 submitted to DABS for each individual fingerprinted

Live scan fingerprinting: Contact any live scan provider to see if they serve the general public. Note: if you use a live scan provider other than DABS, you must supply them with the live scan authorization form below. They may or may not charge a fee for fingerprint services, but the $33.25 background fee must be paid to DABS regardless of another provider's service fees.

Live scan fingerprint providers (there may be others you can use):

  1. DABS - by appointment only
    • please call (801) 977-6800 to schedule an appointment
    • No charge for the fingerprint service, but you must pay the $33.25 background check fee.
    • Address: 1625 S. 900 W., Salt Lake City, Utah 84104
  2. The Bureau of Criminal Identification (BCI)
    • Address: 3888 W. 5400 S., Taylorsville, Utah 84129
    • Phone: (801) 965-4445
  3. YUP Fingerprinting
    • Multiple locations (Salt Lake City, Lehi, Logan, and St. George)
    • See their website for specific contact information:
  4. VREITZ Fingerprints
    • Address: 2828 W. 4700 South Suite D
      Salt Lake City, UT 84129
    • No appointment necesessary
    • Website:

Click to download a Live Scan Authorization form for use with a live scan provider other than DABS.

Please complete and sign the form below to consent to the background check procedure.