Felon / Sex Offender Registration Guidelines
Available by Appointment
In an effort to provide the most efficient customer service, by eliminating lengthy wait times, the Hernando County Sheriff’s Office has implemented a scheduling system for fingerprinting services. As always, fingerprinting services are provided at no charge.
The Florida Department of Law Enforcement does charge to conduct the background check. Refer to FDLE’s fee schedule here.
A valid Driver’s License or Identification Card is required for all fingerprinting services. No exceptions.
Concealed Weapon Permit fingerprints - Please provide the fingerprint card from the CWP permit packet.
Seal/Expungement court requests - Please provide the “Fingerprints for Application for Certification of Eligibility” form.
All other fingerprint requests, except for Hernando County employment applicants, you will be required to provide an Originating Agency Identification (ORI) Number. Contact your employer or the entity requesting fingerprints to obtain the ORI number.
Persons who walk-in without an appointment will be scheduled by the receptionist for the next available time slot.
If you experience a problem with the scheduling application or you have questions, please contact Jacob Silfies at 352-797-3796.
To access the Hernando County Sheriff's Office fingerprint scheduler please click here. This will connect you to an external site.
Felon / Sex Offender Registration Services
Felon and Sex Offender Registration will also be done by appointment. To schedule registration or re-registration please click here.
If you are attempting to schedule fingerprinting services for a court mandated registration and there are no appointments available in the timeframe within which you are required to register, please walk-in to the HCSO lobby and tell the receptionist you were unable to reserve an appointment time but you are mandated by the court to be fingerprinted.