License & Registration Division

San Diego Sheriff’s Department Licensing Division
9621 Ridgehaven Ct.
San Diego, CA
(858) 974-2020

The San Diego County Sheriff's License Division is responsible for the regulation and enforcement of approximately 32 regulatory ordinances and other State mandated licensing responsibilities within the unincorporated areas of San Diego County. This Division also handles the criminal registrations for those required by law to meet such requirements ie: sex offender, arsonist, narcotic offenders and gang members.

We are open to the public Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 4 p.m. beginning March 1, 2019, we will be closed for lunch from 11:30 to 12:30- customers must be signed in by 11:00 a.m. in order to be processed before lunch-break. We are closed on holidays and weekends.

Other Services provided:

  • Ink-Rolled Fingerprinting Only -Please visit for live-scan or electronic submissions
  • Notary Services
  • International Clearance Letters (for foreign countries entry or request) This process takes three (3) business days. Individuals wanting a background check within the US or for immigration purposes please contact the Records Division at 858-974-2110.

For more information on regulated ordinances and license applications, please contact the Licensing Division at (858) 974-2020.