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Fingerprint Unit

Fingerprint Unit

Pursuant to the New York City Administrative Code §21-119 (derived from Local Law 60/1984), individuals who work at child care, home care, and family care facilities, including those entities that are under contract with the City of New York, must be screened for criminal convictions and/or pending criminal actions. All prospective hires must have their fingerprints checked against New York State and Federal criminal records databases. Notifications of arrests in New York State are provided on an ongoing basis for all active employees.

Fingerprints are conducted by appointment only.


Please be advised that DOI only fingerprints new applicants and applicants who are applying for positions with a new facility.

DOI is not processing requests for re-fingerprinting for DOHMH programs based on the new Child Care Development Block Grant regulation requiring re-printing every five years. Please contact your DOHMH borough office to discuss ways you can comply with these requirements.

To Schedule an Appointment:

Location and directions to the unit:
180 Maiden Lane, 16th Floor,. New York, NY 10038

Closest subway stops: Wall Street, Fulton Street-Broadway Nassau
Directions by Subway: Find nearby subway stations

Required documents:
  • Fully completed application, which must be obtained from your employer or program
  • Photo identification from the following list: 
  1. Driver's License or Non-Driver ID
  2. United States Passport
  3. Certificate of Naturalization or Alien Registration Card
  4. Student Identification
  5. Government Benefit Card
  6. Other Government Issued Identification

Applicants may pay the $123.75 fingerprint processing fee by credit card, (MasterCard, American Express, VISA or Discover) or by Postal Money Order from the United States Post Office made payable to the New York City Department of Investigation (other types of money orders will not be accepted). If you choose to pay with a credit or debit card, you will be charged a fee of 2% of the payment.  All applicants must submit an application with their original signature, as well as the Permit or Fiscal number of the organization for which they will be working.

Mailing Address:
180 Maiden Lane, 16th Floor,. New York, NY 10038