Obtain Ink Fingerprinting

Background checks are often required for jobs, volunteering opportunities, passport applications, internships, or government related endeavors. These checks may require a copy of your fingerprints for security measures.  Services are for INK prints only and is only for City of Boston Residents.

Ink fingerprinting appointments are available by appointment ONLY. Please schedule your appointment at:


Hours for Ink fingerprints are:
Monday thru Friday 
9:00 am – 11:30 - 1:00 – 2:30pm

Services can be obtained at the:

Boston Police Headquarters
Licensing Division/ Public Service Unit 1st Floor
One Schroeder Plaza,
Boston, MA 02120

Main Phone: 617-343-4633
Fax #: 617-343-5106

Pricing is $5.00 per card.

Proof of resident is required, Accepting the following only:

  • Massachusetts Driver’s License,

  • Current Lease agreement     or

  • Current Massachusetts utility bill identify your name and address.
    No other proof will be accepted  

Individuals will be printed by a BPD staff member

Please note: Boston Police Department can provide you with print cards-we do have cards on hand if needed.  In most cases, the agency requesting fingerprints will provide a card.