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 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 the US Citizenship and Immigration website for more information.

Fingerprinting services are provided on Tuesday and Thursday by Appointment Only.  Please contact Records at 508-532-5920 to schedule.   


  • Fingerprinting fees are $10 per card
  • Generic fingerprinting cards are available for an additional $5
  • Fees are payable by cash or money order only

Immigration, Naturalization Service & Background Checks

  • The Framingham Police Department is not certified to fingerprint for the Immigration and Naturalization Service, or for Background Checks.
  • For Immigration contact:
    Department of Justice
    John F. Kennedy Federal Building, Room E160
    Boston, MA 02203
    Phone: (800) 375-5283
    You can get basic information about immigration services and ask questions about your case on our Tools page without visiting an office or calling us. 
  • For Background Checks contact:
    Criminal History Systems Board
    200 Arlington Street
    Chelsea, MA 02150
    Phone: (617) 660-4600
    (Cost: $25)