Fingerprinting Information

We are committed to fostering a culture of community at Fort Foote Elementary. We want every parent to feel welcome to visit the school and volunteer for respective events and classroom opportunities. In following the Prince Georges County Public School policy, Volunteers who qualify may elect to do a commercial background check in place of the fingerprinting as per Administrative Procedure 4215 Section G.  Chaperones for day are only required now complete the full fingerprint background check.  For an overnight field trip, chaperones must complete a full fingerprint background check and form.

Once you have secured your fingerprinting and/or Commercial Background Check, you must provide a copy to the Office Secretary and retain a copy for yourself. We encourage parents to go through the Fingerprinting; as it lasts for the duration of your child in the PGCPS system. You do not have to renew each year once you pay this fee.


Costs of these Services are:

  • Fingerprinting – $61.07  (This has changed from $63.82)
  • Commercial Background Check ($7.00) – Acceptable forms of payment for background checks only include cash, Visa, Mastercard and money orders. Personal checks are not accepted.
  •  Any applicant who requires a “duplicate receipt” of the background check must respond to the Fingerprint Office with proper identification and a $5.00 money order (only).


 You may also go in person to the address listed below to receive all fingerprinting and commercial background checks:

14201 School Lane

Room 131

Upper Marlboro, MD 20772


NOTE: Office Hours are Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. to 3:45 p.m. 


SAVE TIME – Print out your forms here, fill them out and bring them with you!

 •Fingerprinting Background Check Form

 •FingerprintingInquiries Applicant Release and Authorization Form

*Valid photo identification is required to go through any part of these processes.

We have included the policy for your reference as well.

Prince Georges County Fingerprinting/Background Check Administrative Policy


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