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Fingerprinting Services

EFFECTIVE AUGUST 25, 2021, applicant fingerprinting will now be done utilizing the Connecticut Criminal History Request System (CCHRS).  



STEP 1 – Pre-enroll in the CCHRS system

Complete the Pre-Enrollment ( as completely as possible and pay the required applicable background check fee.


After completing the pre-enrollment steps, a confirmation screen will appear confirming the registration including your Applicant Tracking Number.  This Applicant Tracking Number MUST be printed and brought with you to your fingerprinting appointment.

*Note- If you need fingerprinting for out of state or Federal background check, you do not need to pre-enroll as specified above, and will be fingerprinted with ink on Federal FD-258 cards and the cards will be given to you to return to your employer/agency that requested them.

STEP 2 – Schedule a fingerprint appointment

Using the online appointment booking below, select a time/date for your fingerprint appointment.

There will be a $25.00 charge per card for non-residents of the Special Services District of Putnam, CT. Cash payment is preferred, exact change please. Checks may be made payable to: "Putnam Police Department”. We do NOT accept credit/debit cards at this time. 

Retakes of obscured or otherwise rejected prints will be free.


- Must have positive ID

- Must wear a face mask

STEP 3 – Department Submission

The Putnam Police Department will submit your fingerprint card with applicant tracking number attached to the CT State Police (SPBI) to complete your background check.  

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