Background Checks

Owner / Applicant / Manager / Supervisor
Criminal History Background Check Procedures

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 permitee.

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:

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

You may have live scan fingerprint services done at the DABS by appointment. There is no charge for the fingerprinting services but the $33.25 Background fee will still apply. Call 801-977-6800 to set up your appointment. New DABS license applicants must submit fingerprints prior to submitting or with their application, so please plan ahead for fingerprinting services so you can meet your deadline prior to the 10th of the month.

Live scan fingerprint services are also available at other locations. Contact any live scan provider to see if they allow general public services. The Utah Educator Link may provide possible locations for live scanning for the general public. However, you will need to contact these providers individually to verify.

The Bureau of Criminal Identification (BCI), located at 3888 W 5400 S., Salt Lake City Utah provides fingerprinting services as well.  They may be contacted at 801-965-4445 for additional information regarding fingerprint services.

If you use a different live scan provider other than DABS, you must supply them with the attached live scan authorization form.  They may or may not charge a fee.

BACKGROUND PACKET Click HERE for the forms.