Charges & Requirements

The Framingham Police Department provides general fingerprinting services for residents of Framingham ONLY.  Residents must provide positive picture identification along with proof of residency.  Acceptable forms of identification include a Massachusetts driver’s license, Massachusetts ID, or Passport, along with an acceptable proof of residency.  Students and active-duty military need a valid government identification and proof of local residency or enrollment in a local college or university.

Fingerprint cards should be obtained from the requesting agency and filled out prior to arriving at the Police Station and all identifying information on the card must match the ID provided.  If you are unable to obtain fingerprint cards from your requesting agency, generic FBI FD-258 cards may be available for an additional fee.  The use of wrong or improperly filled out cards may result in a rejection or delay in obtaining results.  During peak times there is a 3 card maximum per visit.

Fingerprinting for Immigration or adoption purposes is NOT provided by the Framingham Police Department. Please refer to for more information. 

Fingerprinting services are provided on Thursdays from 9:00 am to noon and 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm.  There are no appointments taken and wait times are expected.

Fingerprinting fees are $10.00 per card 
Generic fingerprinting cards are available for an additional $5.00
Fees are payable by cash or money order only. 

  • The Framingham Police Department is not certified to fingerprint for the Immigration and Naturalization Service, or for Background Checks.
  • For IMMIGRATION contact:
    John F. Kennedy Federal Building, Room E160
    Boston, MA 02203
    Phone: (800) 375-5283
    (There are NO walk-in hours.  Click here to fill out appointment info.)
  • For BACKGROUND CHECKS contact:
    200 Arlington Street
    Chelsea, MA 02150
    Phone: (617) 660-4600
    (Cost: $25)