Clerk of the Court Name Change / Guardianship

FDLE Approved Live Scan Vendor

Name Change: Effective October 1, 2009, Senate Bill 258 changes Section 68.07, of the Florida Statutes, pertaining to name change cases to require that before a court conducts a hearing on a name change petition, the petitioner must have fingerprints submitted for a State and national criminal history records check, except if a former name is being restored.

Guardianship: Guardians are required to have fingerprints submitted for a Level 2 background screening, F.S. 744.3135(1), which must be submitted electronically via live scan.

Accurate Biometrics provides electronic fingerprinting services in our Tampa, Florida office. We submit your fingerprints electronically to the Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE) and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) for a Nationwide criminal history check, also called a Level 2 Background Check.

APPLICANT FINGERPRINT REQUIREMENTS

  1. Obtain an ORI number from the Clerk of Court in the county the case is being filed under.

  2. Bring in your ORI number along with your current (non expired) driver’s license, government issued identification card, or passport to Accurate Biometrics at 5005 W. Laurel Street, Ste. 111, Tampa, or call us at (813) 586-3400.

  3. Your fingerprints are captured by Accurate Biometrics and submitted to Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE) & the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) for processing.

  4. Accurate Biometrics will provide you with a Transaction Control Number (TCN) report that verifies your live scan submission has been processed. The TCN number can be given to the Clerk of Court or Attorney at Law requesting the background check as it will help them track results. Results should get to the Clerk of Court in about 24-72 hours.
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