Fingerprinting is done on Tuesdays, 3 p.m. to 5 p.m by appointment only. Only town residents or persons working in the Town of Portsmouth can have fingerprints done at the Portsmouth Police Department. You may contact the Detective Division and 401-683-0994 to schedule an appointment.
If you have any questions regarding fingerprinting, you may contact the Detective Division and 401-683-0994. There is a $40 fee for all fingerprinting services, unless stipulated by Rhode Island General Law.
Individuals seeking a national background check must bring positive proof of ID, such as a valid driver’s license, state-issued ID or passport, as well as the appropriate paperwork to be submitted to the employer or agency. Payment must be a check or cash only. Checks should be made out to "The Town of Portsmouth."
For a background check concerning only a criminal history with the Portsmouth Police Department, please see our records office and file a request. There is a $5 fee for each background check. A check that requires a full criminal background check from all of Rhode Island or from other states, must be done through the Attorney General’s Office,
150 South Main St.
Providence, RI 02903