• Apply in person: walk-in service is provided at the public counter at 33 Hazen Drive, Concord, room 106A
  • Send a request by mail (notarization is not obligatory)
  • Disclosure to a third party (Notarization is not obligatory.
  • Ask for your own “Confidential” recording (complete).
    • When sending this request by mail, the signature, date and seal of the notary public or justice of the peace are required.
    • When applying at the public counter – A valid photo ID is required
  • Download the Criminal Record Disclosure Authorization Form

Criminal record information results

Effective today, the results provided for a criminal record request will be provided in the form of a “revised” New Hampshire State Police Criminal Record Release document. The revision allows for consistency in the release of files to applicants and replaces our old process of stamping release forms with “no recording” Where “attached recording“. Release forms will no longer be returned with the results of your claims.

If your request included fingerprints, the FBI results will continue to be in the form of a red stamp stating “FBI no file“or a letter indicating an FBI file. The red stamp will be located at the end of the NH result form.

This document is the first of several steps to automate our distribution process. We are currently finalizing the details necessary to implement our online portal. This portal will allow applicants to schedule appointments, request check-ins and make payments.

Payment

Cash, check, money order, MasterCard, Visa or Discover, in the exact amount of $ 25.00, payable to State of NH – Criminal records must accompany each request for NH. ** Credit cards are only accepted at the public counter, not with mailed requests.

Reduced Fare Form Policy and Procedure

New Hampshire Administrative Rule Saf-C 5703.07 (c) allows volunteers of a public or private nonprofit entity to be eligible for reduced fees for a CHRI. The entity must respond all of the following criteria:

Saf-C Administrative Rule 5703: 07 Fee Waiver allows for a fee reduction of $ 10.00 per CHRI request if the requesting entity is a non-profit organization, the person being requested is a volunteer , and this person will work with the elderly, disabled or children. All eligibility criteria must be met in order to grant the requesting entity reduced fee status for each volunteer. Both forms must be completed for each volunteer. The name of the volunteer should be noted, and which vulnerable category the volunteer will be working. The form must be signed by a person authorized to certify that the entity has met all of the criteria required for reduced fee status.

Payment

Cash, check, money order, MasterCard, Visa or Discover, in the exact amount of $ 10.00, payable to State of NH – Criminal records must accompany each request for NH. ** Credit cards are only accepted at the public counter, not with mailed requests.

New Hampshire Required FBI Criminal History File for Non-Criminal Purposes

New Hampshire has several state laws that require both a check of NH and FBI CHRI records. For a complete list of these laws, please see the laws regulating the disclosure of criminal records. In accordance with these laws, the FBI requires the applicant to submit their fingerprints. Fingerprint images are captured by one of two methods: 1. by applying ink to the fingers and the prints placed on a fingerprint card; or, 2. by digital capture via a LiveScan device. LiveScan fingerprint capture is the preferred method because it is the most accurate way to capture fingerprints. The LiveScan will capture both fingerprint images and demographic information, and electronically transmit this data to the Criminal Records Unit for further processing.

All applicants requiring a CHRI NH / FBI will initiate the criminal background check process through their government agency (employer, school district, licensing board, etc.)

  • At their state agency, applicants will complete an NH CHRI application form, pay a fee of $ 48.25 ($ 21.25 if voluntary), payable to NH State Police – Criminal Records, and receive either a fingerprint card or instructions for taking fingerprints by a LiveScan.
  • The applicant will arrange for their fingerprints to be taken and return either the inked fingerprint card, or the LiveScan form received from the LiveScan operator, to their state agency. To note: Applicants must submit their fingerprints for a search of the FBI database not anymore need to have the state form notarized.
  • The state agency will submit, in one package, the NH CHRI form, fee payment, and either the inked fingerprint card or LiveScan form to the State Police Criminal Records Unit.
  • The Criminal Records Unit will process both the NH and the FBI CHRI and return the results to the applicant’s state agency.

Scheduling a fingerprint appointment

If you need to make an appointment for fingerprinting and you are responsible for payment, please click the fingerprint icon to schedule your appointment, make payment and receive information.

If you need to make an appointment for fingerprints and the agency is responsible for payment, please call: (603) 223-3867 to make an appointment.

Please arrive 10 minutes before your scheduled time and expect the process to take around 15 minutes. A 24 hour notice is required for any cancellation.

LiveScan Site Locations (Fingerprints)

The State Police Division maintains seven LiveScan candidate sites. * Appointments are required, no appointment will be accepted.

The places and addresses are:

  • Concorde – Department of Security Building, 33 Hazen Drive – First Floor, Room 106A
    • Business hours:
      • Fingerprinting: Monday to Friday 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
      • Public counter: Monday to Friday, 8:15 a.m. to 4:15 p.m.
  • Manchester – DMV Substation, 377 South Willow Street
  • Twin mountain – State police station, troop F, 549, route 302
  • Headland of Dover – DMV 50 Boston Harbor Road substation (off road 4)
    • Business hours:
      • Monday to Friday 8:30 a.m. to 3:45 p.m.
  • Keene – State Police Barracks, C Troop, 15 Ash Brook Court
  • Tamworth – State police barracks, troop E, 1864, route 16
  • Salem – DMV substation, 154 Main Street
    • Business hours:
      • Monday to Wednesday, Friday 8:45 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
      • Thursday 8:45 am to 2:00 pm

Required documents

Valid photo ID (driving license; non-driving license; passport).

Whether the applicant’s fingerprints are captured by ink or LiveScan, It is imperative that the correct New Hampshire Legal Citation (RSA) be noted that authorizes access to the FBI Records Database for this applicant.

State agencies requiring both an NH and an FBI CHRI Check

Banking department

  • Credit unions
  • Loans, debts, sales
  • Banking service employees

Ministry of Health and Social Services

  • Childcare without a license
  • TANF Childcare
  • Adoptive parents
  • Daycare centers and institutions
  • New foster parents
  • Therapeutic cannabis program
  • NH’s Medicaid Program

Professional Licensing and Certification Office

  • Nursing Council
  • Medical board
  • Alcohol and drug use professionals
  • Real estate appraisers
  • Medical technicians
  • Administrators of retirement homes
  • Psychologists
  • Allied health professionals
    • Athletic trainers
    • Genetic counselors
    • Occupational therapists
    • Physiotherapists
    • Recreational therapists
    • Respiratory care specialists
    • Speech therapists
  • Dental Examining Board
  • Naturopathic health care
  • Mental Health Council
  • IRS Publication 1075

Lotteries Commission and Charitable Gaming Commission

  • Gaming operator licenses
  • Gambling installation license

New Hampshire Department of Revenue

Security department

  • Driving instructors – Department of Motor Vehicles
  • Employees – division / office specific
  • Emergency Medical Services Provider Accreditation – Office of Emergency Medical Services

Municipal employees / volunteers

Forms and instructions provided by the municipality concerned.

Peddler and peddler license

Forms and instructions provided by the municipality concerned.

County employees

Forms and instructions provided by a specific county.

Serve American Law Volunteers

Forms and instructions provided by a specific employer.

Consumer information agencies

Forms and instructions provided by a specific employer.

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