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Fingerprinting for Liquor License in Florida

The Licensing for Liquor and Tobacco trading in the State of Florida is highly regulated and controlled. Businesses must comply both with state and federal regulation on Liquor and Tobacco Product Distribution. There is created within the Department of Business and Professional Regulation the Division of Alcoholic Beverages and Tobacco, which shall supervise the conduct, management, and operation of the manufacturing, packaging, distribution, and sale within the state of all alcoholic beverages and shall enforce the provisions of the Beverage Law and the tobacco law and rules and regulations of the division in connection therewith. It is the express legislative intent that the state retains primary regulatory authority over the activities of licensees under the Beverage Law within the power of the state and the Division of Alcoholic Beverages and Tobacco of the Department of Business and Professional Regulation.


The Level 2 Background Screening for Florida Liquor License is required as part of F.S. 561.15 and F.S. 561.17

561.15 Licenses; qualifications required


(2) No license under the Beverage Law shall be issued to any person who has been convicted within the last past 5 years of any offense against the beverage laws of this state, the United States, or any other state; who has been convicted within the last past 5 years in this state or any other state or the United States of soliciting for prostitution, pandering, letting premises for prostitution, or keeping a disorderly place or of any criminal violation of chapter 893 or the controlled substance act of any other state or the Federal Government; or who has been convicted in the last past 15 years of any felony in this state or any other state or the United States; or to a corporation, any of the officers of which shall have been so convicted. The term “conviction” shall include an adjudication of guilt on a plea of guilty or nolo contendere or the forfeiture of a bond when charged with a crime.

561.17 License and registration applications; approved person


(1) Any person, before engaging in the business of manufacturing, bottling, distributing, selling, or in any way dealing in alcoholic beverages, shall file, with the district licensing personnel of the district of the division in which the place of business for which a license is sought is located, a sworn application in the format prescribed by the division. The applicant must be a legal or business entity, person, or persons and must include all persons, officers, shareholders, and directors of such legal or business entity that have a direct or indirect interest in the business seeking to be licensed under this part. However, the applicant does not include any person that derives revenue from the license solely through a contractual relationship with the licensee, the substance of which contractual relationship is not related to the control of the sale of alcoholic beverages. Before any application is approved, the division may require the applicant to file a set of fingerprints on regular United States Department of Justice forms for herself or himself and for any person or persons interested directly or indirectly with the applicant in the business for which the license is being sought, when required by the division. If the applicant or any person who is interested with the applicant either directly or indirectly in the business or who has a security interest in the license being sought or has a right to a percentage payment from the proceeds of the business, either by lease or otherwise, is not qualified, the division shall deny the application. However, any company regularly traded on a national securities exchange and not over the counter; any insurer, as defined in the Florida Insurance Code; or any bank or savings and loan association chartered by this state, another state, or the United States which has an interest, directly or indirectly, in an alcoholic beverage license is not required to obtain the division’s approval of its officers, directors, or stockholders or any change of such positions or interests. A shopping center with five or more stores, one or more of which has an alcoholic beverage license and is required under a lease common to all shopping center tenants to pay no more than 10 percent of the gross proceeds of the business holding the license to the shopping center, is not considered as having an interest, directly or indirectly, in the license.


(2) All applications for alcoholic beverage licenses for consumption on the premises shall be accompanied by a certificate of the Division of Hotels and Restaurants of the Department of Business and Professional Regulation or the Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services or the Department of Health or the county health department that the place of business wherein the business is to be conducted meets all of the sanitary requirements of the state.


As you see, the Liquor Licensing is regulated by Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation. In order to get fingerprinted as part of your Alcoholic beverage manufacturer, bottler, distributor, seller licensing application please contact IDENTICO LLC today. We are FDLE approved Live Scan vendor, and we transmit your fingerprints for FBI Level 2 Background Check and DBPR will get the results of screening in as less as 72 hours. The cost of screening is $54.25. Visit our official website or call us today (954) 239-8590. We have an open door policy at our office located at 3948 Pembroke Road, Suite E, Pembroke Park, FL, 33021, however if you would like to schedule an appointment at certain time, please visit and we’ll serve you first regardless of any wait line.




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Electronic Fingerprint Submissions for Individuals and Agencies Licensed Under Chapter 493, Florida Statutes

If you are applying for a license in the Private Investigative Industry, Recovery Industry, or Security Industry under the authority of Chapter 493, Florida Statutes, the following questions and answers will help guide you through the process of submitting your fingerprints electronically.


Please read this material carefully in its entirety. Take note that the procedure to follow in getting your fingerprints scanned and in submitting payment for the electronic fingerprint submission will depend upon where you go to get your prints taken. In the material on this site we have tried to spell out in detail the options available to you and the procedures to follow depending upon the option you select.


If you have any questions or need additional clarification, please call our Public Inquiry Section at 850-245-5691.


Q. Where can I get my fingerprints digitally scanned?

A: Applicants for an individual or agency license issued under the authority of Chapter 493, Florida Statutes, have a number of options as to where they can get their fingerprints taken. The options are enumerated below:

We strongly recommend you telephone your sheriff’s office in advance to confirm that particular office provides electronic fingerprint scanning services and to reserve an appointment time if one is necessary.
  • OPTION 1. Many of Florida’s 67 county sheriffs offer electronic fingerprinting services.
  • OPTION 2. You can have your fingerprints scanned at any one of our seven Regional Offices of Division of Licensing.
  • OPTION 3. There is also a small group of private vendors such as IDENTICO LLC that provide electronic fingerprinting services.
The documentation you receive when you get your fingerprints scanned will vary depending upon which option you select. Generally, however, the technician scanning your prints will give you some sort of RECEIPT and/or a PHOTOCOPY of your fingerprints upon completion of the scan.Please keep these documents. They contain your Transaction Control Number, which is needed if you pay for the fingerprinting service on line, rather than at the sheriff’s office or the private vendor. Also, copies of the documents should be submitted with your application.


Q. What is the cost of the electronic fingerprint submission?

  • OPTION 1. The fee for having your prints scanned at one of Division of Licensing Regional Offices is $42.
  • OPTION 2. The fee for your prints scanned at IDENTICO LLC is $48.25. No lines, No appointments, No government, No Bureaucracy.

(If you submit your fingerprints directly to Division of Licensing using the traditional “hard-card” fingerprint method along with payment for the fingerprint processing, the cost for the fingerprint submission is $42.)


Q. How do I submit payment for my electronic fingerprint submission?

  • OPTION 1. The Regional Division of Licensing Office where you have your fingerprints scanned can accept payment for this service.
  • OPTION 2. You can pay cash, credit card or with check at IDENTICO’s office after being fingerprinted.
The RECEIPT that the fingerprint technician gave you will include a Transaction Control Number (TCN) and your name. (The TCN will begin with 70SX, 70LX, 70SO, or 70C and be followed by a number that will consist of as many as 18 digits.

Q. What do I submit to the Division of Licensing after I have submitted payment?

A: Submit any RECEIPTS you have been given along with your application. If you were given a PHOTOCOPY of the electronic fingerprint submission, submit that  as well. Please be sure that you include all the documentation specified in the instructions included with your application package (completed application, passport-style color photograph, training documentation, proof of insurance, appropriate licensing fees, etc.).

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION WHEN SUBMITTING YOUR APPLICATIONRemember that you do not have to submit any additional payment for the electronic fingerprint scan. You need only submit payment for the LICENSE FEEand APPLICATION FEE (if you are applying for a Class “D” Security Officer license or a Class “G” Statewide Firearm license you are not required to pay an APPLICATION FEE).You should submit your application to the Division of Licensing WITHIN 90 DAYS of your fingerprint-scan to avoid inconvenience and additional expense. Be sure to include the following items with your application: photocopies of your fingerprint scan and all receipts (including the CWCS receipt), a photograph, training documentation and a check or money order for the license fee. 





Here is how the 90-day time limit can spare you additional expense and inconvenience. The Federal Bureau of Investigation will allow TWO FINGERPRINT SUBMISSIONS for the fee remitted if both submissions occur within 180 days. If a problem occurs with your first fingerprint submission AND we do not receive your application until after 90 days has passed, we may not have adequate time in which to analyze the problem and notify you so that you can submit a second set of fingerprints within the 180-day time frame. In this circumstance, we would have no alternative but to require you to have your fingerprints scanned again, and this would require the payment of an additional fingerprint fee.

For the easy access we are adding the application for “C”, “D”,”E” and “G” licenses ready for downloading:

Download: Class “C” Private Investigator License Application

Download: Class “D” Security Officer License Application

Download: Class “E” Recovery Agent License Application

Download: Class “G” Statewide Firearms License Application