To request your own Criminal Background Checks there are some things you need to know. To gain access to the criminal history summary records provided by the California Department of Justice is restricted by law to legitimate law enforcement departments and authorized applicant agencies. Nonetheless, individuals have the right to request a copy of their own criminal history record from the Department to review for accuracy and completeness.
To request a copy of YOUR criminal history record in California, individuals must first submit fingerprint images (also known as live scan), and pay the $25 processing fee to the Department of Justice (DOJ). There is also a rolling fee involve that you would need to pay to a third party agency who can submit your fingerprints through the live scan process.