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Tuesday, May. 24, 2022

Paulding sheriff adding payment option

Paulding County Sheriff’s information

PAULDING — Paulding County Sheriff’s Office has contracted with Lexis Nexis VitalChek Network Inc. to begin accepting credit and debit cards. This will be implemented for concealed carry licenses and electronic (BCI and/or FBI) background checks done at its office.

Paulding County Sheriff Jason K. Landers
 Sheriff Jason K. Landers

As part of its service, Lexis Nexis does charge a processing fee for each transaction to the customer.

Upon approval, checks can be used as payment; however, cash will no longer be accepted.

“This change was suggested by the County Risk Sharing Authority, which insures Paulding County,” said Sheriff Jason K. Landers. “A lot of times folks don’t have cash with the correct amount of change, and we don’t keep cash in this office.

“I have found the majority of people do possess a credit/debit card and have requested to use it,” Landers added. “This should be a positive change for everyone.”

Credit cards accepted include American Express, Discover, MasterCard and Visa.

Individuals coming to the sheriff’s office for electronic fingerprints must bring a valid reason for the specific check, as well as an address where the results are to be sent.

“So many times potential employers send candidates to this office simply telling them to get fingerprints,” said Sheriff Landers. “There are different types of fingerprints and certain information you should bring with you to have an electronic check done.

“We spend a lot of time explaining to people what they need to have when employers should be doing this,” the sheriff noted. “I highly recommend employers, as well as citizens needing printed, visit our website at, click on the “general” tab, then click on “WebCheck” or “Concealed Carry Licenses” to learn more.”

POSTED: 09/29/15 at 6:56 am. FILED UNDER: News