Record Frequently Asked Questions
How do I obtain criminal offender record information?
iCORI provides access to Massachusetts-only criminal offender record information. You are eligible to:
Request an ICORI on a member of the public
Personal – Self: Request your own CORI
How do I obtain a copy of a Public Record from the Police Department?
It is the goal of the Barnstable Police Department to provide the public with access to all information defined as public, by law or regulation, while maintaining the confidentiality of information exempted from release. To request a public record document:
Barnstable Police Department Records Access Officer: Kathleen I. Hinckley
How do I obtain a Taxi License in the Town of Barnstable?
Taxi/Limousine Licenses are issued by the Barnstable Police Department to all taxi/limousine drivers’ operating in the Town. To obtain a license download the application and submit in-person to the Records Department. You must provide a valid driver’s license for identification. Taxi licencing hours are: Monday – Friday from 8:00 AM-11:30 AM and 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Can you complete a fingerprint request for my new employer?
The Barnstable Police Department Records Unit will complete all fingerprint requests for residents of Barnstable only. The Barnstable Police Department will complete Massachusetts fingerprints with or without a fingerprint card. If you need Federal fingerprints you are required to provide the fingerprint card to us. Residents must provide positive identification along with proof of residency. Acceptable forms or identification include a Massachusetts driver’s license, Massachusetts ID, or Passport with an acceptable proof of residency.
The hours are: Monday – Friday from 8:00 AM-11:30 AM and 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM
There is no fee for this service.
How can I have an individual trespassed from my property?
It is the policy of the Barnstable Police Department to provide appropriate levels of assistance to property owners or other persons in control of the property in situations involving violations of trespass laws.
To trespass an individual from your property:
- Download and complete the attached form
- All trespass orders must be served in the presence of a police officer or Constable.
- Trespass orders will not be valid until the complete form is returned to the Barnstable Police Department.
- Trespass Orders are valid for up to two years from the date of issuance.
- Trespass Orders must be renewed thereafter for enforcement action to occur.
Trespass Statute Notice
Does the Barnstable Police Department take unwanted medications?
Yes, our medication collection box is available 24/7. It is located in the front Lobby of our Police Facility located at 1200 Phinney’s Lane, Hyannis, MA.
Simply deposit your medication(s) in the box at a time that is convenient for you. There are no forms to complete.
“Sharps” are not accepted at the BPD medication kiosk. It you have “Sharps” you can visit the COMM Fire Department who will accept.
Disposing your unwanted medications in our kiosk is a step forward in combating the theft and illegal diversion and misuse of prescription medications.
How do I obtain a Hawker/Peddler’s License in the Town of Barnstable?
As authorized by MGL c.6, 172B+1/2, all individuals applying for hawking/peddling or other door-to-door sales and ice cream truck vendors must be civilly fingerprinted. Civil fingerprints will only be done for residents of the Town of Barnstable. The fee for civil fingerprints is $50.00. A check in the amount of $30.00 must be paid via money order or bank check made payable to the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. The remaining $20.00 fee can be paid in cash or by check payable to the Town of Barnstable.
Two licenses are required to conduct this type of business in the Town.
One is a state license required by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Division of Standards. The second license is a Town of Barnstable license issued by the Chief of Police.
To obtain a license download the application and submit in-person to the Records Unit. You must provide positive identification. Acceptable forms or identification include a Massachusetts driver’s license, Massachusetts ID, or Passport.
Ice Cream Vendor Application
Can I request a letter of good conduct from the police department?
Letters of good conduct are done as a courtesy to residents of the Town of Barnstable. A letter can be obtained after an application has been completed. The response time to this request is approximately 2-3 days.
A request for a good conduct letter must be made in-person during the business hours of the Records Unit. You must provide positive identification. Acceptable forms of identification include a valid driver’s license, a Massachusetts ID, or valid Passport.
The letter will state that the records of the Barnstable Police Department indicate that the following person, who claims that he/she has resided in the Town of Barnstable for (XX) years, has the following criminal record with this department.
It will also state that no attempt has been made to check the individual’s record with any other jurisdictions. The Barnstable Police Department reserves the right to determine when such letters will be provided. Below is a link to the request.
How do I inquire about a lost/found item?
Lost items can be reported by phone 508.775.5466, or in person at the main desk at the Barnstable Police Department. Found items need to be brought to the Police Department for processing as soon as possible. Our policy states that items not recovered within one (1) year and one (1) day will be sent to auction.
Firearm Fees as follows:
License to Carry $100.00
Firearms Identification Card $100.00
Firearms Identification Card-under 18 YOA $ 25.00
Renewal applicants over the age of 70 $ .00
Retired law enforcement personnel $ 25.00