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The Hanover Police Department offers LiveScan fingerprinting services by appointment only. Appointments must be made in advance and a fee will apply.
Fingerprinting is available on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9:00AM until 12:00PM and from 1:00PM to 4:00PM.
To schedule a morning appointment, please contact Elizabeth Rathburn.
To schedule an afternoon appointment, please contact Sheryl Tallman.
The Town of Hanover charges a fee for LiveScan fingerprinting services.
Residents (Including Dartmouth Students and Employees of Hanover Businesses): $30
All fees must be paid by Check or by Cash (exact amount required). Hanover Police Department cannot accept credit cards or make change.
In order to serve you quickly we ask that you bring the following items to your appointment:
- A current, non-expired, government photo ID. It must include a picture and be issued by a government entity. We cannot use items like student ID cards, work ID badges, or library cards.
- Payment in the form of a Check or Cash (exact amount required).
- Any fingerprinting Forms or Cards provided to you by your employer or licenser. If none have been provided that is okay.
- Any payment vouchers, if provided by your employer or licenser.
Many fingerprint-related background checks require notarized documents as part of your submission. Unless otherwise specified, you can have these acknowledged by a Notary Public in any state.
Hanover PD does not offer regular Notarial services but we do occassionally have Notaries Public on staff. If you would like documents notarized during your fingerprint appointment please reach out to your scheduler to confirm whether a Notary will be available. There is no charge for Notarizing documents related to your appointment.
Notarial services are offered at Hanover Town Hall and may also be commonly found through banks, government offices, and some private businesses.
Criminal Background Checks
In New Hampshire, Criminal Background Checks are performed by the NH Department of Safety. Please visit their website for more information and to fill out the necessary form.
Good Citizen Letter
While the Police Department cannot perform criminal background checks for individuals, the Records Division can provide a "Good Citizen Letter" to past and present residents of Hanover when applicable. The Records Coordinator requires a request in writing with your Name, Address, Phone, Date of Birth, and Social Security Number.