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Record Inquiries | Public Inquiry & Request

Due to President's Day, Monday, February 20, 2017, the Public Inquiry and Request Section will be closed for processing of Certificates of Conduct (formerly known as Good Conduct Certificates) and Non-Criminal Fingerprints on this date.

Tuesday, February 21, 2017, the Public Inquiry and Request Section’s office hours will be extended. The office hours will be as follows:

9:00 AM to 6:00 PM Applicants who wish to obtain Certificates of Conduct or Non-Criminal Prints

9:00 AM to 7:00 PM Applicants who have already been processed, have pick up dates on or before the date of the extended hours of that week, and wish to pick up Certificates of Conduct can do so between these hours

Regular hours will resume on Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Certificates of Conduct

An applicant for a Certificate of Conduct (formerly known as a Good Conduct Certificate) must apply in person between the hours of 9 A.M and 3:00 P.M., Monday through Friday (the office is closed on legal holidays), at the Public Inquiry & Request Section, located at Police Headquarters, One Police Plaza, Room 152-A, New York, NY 10038. The applicant will be fingerprinted and is required to submit a fifty-dollar ($50.00) money order or certified check payable to the New York City Police Department, or credit card. The applicant must also provide identification; see additional requirements. Processing takes approximately ten working days. Additional Requirements

A United States citizen is required to submit the following as proof of citizenship:

  • Valid U.S. Passport OR
  • Original Birth Certificate (U.S. born) AND A valid Driver's License or DMV issued Identification Card OR
  • Voter's Registration Card AND A valid Driver's License or DMV issued Identification Card OR
  • Naturalization Certificate
A Non U.S. Citizen is required to submit the following when submitting an application:
  • Valid Passport or Alien Registration Card or Employment Authorization OR
  • Letter from the Department of Homeland Security (United States Citizenship and Immigration Services) indicating the applicant's name, address, Alien Registration number and current status in this country AND A valid U.S. government photo identification OR
  • Letter from the applicant’s Consulate or an Attorney which contains the applicant's full physical description and date of birth AND valid U.S. government photo identification.

Any further questions regarding qualification requirements contact 646-610-5541.

Public Inquiry and Request Section

The Mission of the Public Inquiry & Request Section is to process applicants for Certificates of Conduct, which are criminal history searches within the environs of New York City, indicating whether or not the applicant has a criminal history. Certificates of Conduct are only issued under specific guidelines (see additional requirements). The Section also takes Non-Criminal Fingerprints ($25.00 fee) which may be required to obtain certain permits or licenses..

One Police Plaza - Room 152-A
New York, N.Y. 10038-1497
(646) 610-5541

Monday through Friday; 9 A.M. to 3:00 P.M.