Criminal Background Checks
A criminal background check of each dealer and employee applicant is
conducted by the Precious Metals Unit in conjunction with the Maryland
State Police and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI).
Upon a satisfactory report from the State Police the dealer will be issued
a license or the employee will be certified, contingent upon a
satisfactory report from the FBI.
Each applicant for a dealers license and each employee
who will be responsible for pawn transactions on behalf of the dealer must
submit to a criminal history records check. Many state and local law
enforcement agencies provide this service at many locations throughout
Maryland. Once you obtain the fingerprint cards from DLLR, take the
fingerprint cards to the location of your choice. Most offices charge a
fingerprinting fee in addition to the processing charge of $42. All fees
are to be paid directly to CJIS. DLLR does not collect fingerprint fees.
Police Fingerprint Services