The Department of Investigation (DOI) Fingerprint Unit fingerprints 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.
You 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.
Fingerprinting is by appointment only, Monday through Thursday, from 9:30 AM to 3:30 PM at
Department of Investigation
83 Maiden Lane, 17th Floor
New York, NY 10038
You can request an appointment online or by phone.
Learn more and request a DOI fingerprinting appointment.
You must bring:
- Fully completed application, which must be obtained from your employer or program.
- Photo identification from the following list:
- Driver's license or non-driver ID
- Student ID
- Naturalization or Green Card
- U.S. Passport
- Public assistance card
- Other Government-issued ID
- Processing Fee
The processing fee is $123.75 and can be paid for by credit card, (MasterCard, American Express, VISA or Discover). The fee can also be paid for by Postal Money Order from the U.S. 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.
Signature and Permit or Fiscal Number
You must submit your application with your original signature, as well as the Permit or Fiscal number of the organization for which you will be working.
Fingerprint results are sent to the Director of the Day Care Center where the applicant will be employed and are copied to the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene.
If you were fingerprinted prior to January 1, 1999, you will need to be fingerprinted again. You need to schedule an appointment and pay a $122.50 fingerprint processing fee.
If you were previously fingerprinted by DOI and require a copy of the results be sent to a new employer, you may request a copy by phone.