Chief of Police

James Wardwell

Fee Schedule

The following are some fees charged by the department to cover administrative costs of some common transactions.

Fingerprinting - will be conducted in the Fingerprinting Room at the Police Headquarters on Mondays and Wednesdays between the hours of 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. Residents of any cities are welcome.

The fee for this service will be $25.00 per applicant which includes identification verification, electronic fingerprint capture and printing of fingerprint cards. The fee is payable in either cash, money order, bank check or business check. Personal checks and credit cards are not accepted. Appointments are not necessary, however, at least one form of government issued photo identification must be presented. The fingerprinting at the New Britain Police Department will be conducted by Biometric Identification Services.

Vendor's License - Applications available in the License Bureau on the 1st floor of NBPD. Cost is $250.00 per year. Licenses are required for any itinerant vendors or peddlers in the city. Certain areas of the city are off-limits to said vendors. Food sales must be approved by the city's health department first, on a space provided on the vending application. Call 860-826-3078 for an appointment with the License Bureau. This permit is required by city ordinance and is enforced.

Bazaars/Raffles - Applications available in the License Bureau on the 1st floor of NBPD. After approval by the Chief of Police, or his designee, and the Division of Special Revenue for the State of CT, the applicant is then notified to pick up their permit and paperwork. Fees for bazaars are $20.00 per day. Fees for raffles vary depending on the aggregate value of prizes, with half the fee being paid to the State of CT and half to the city. Call 860-826-3078 for an appointment with the License Bureau or for more information.

Hiring Special Duty Officers - To hire an officer for a special event or for roadwork, contact the License Bureau at 860-826-3078. You should give the Department at least three business days notice prior to an event to find an officer to work it. The officer must be paid for at the time the order is placed, in cash, money order, or business check unless prior arrangements have been made. The rate for an officer for up to four hours is $333.89, and from anything over four hours up to eight hours the rate is $667.78. After eight hours, the hiring party is billed on an hourly basis. If a cruiser is requested, a $100.00 fee will be added for the first four hours. An additional $100.00 is assessed for the next four hours of use of a police vehicle.  Current rate table.


New Britain Police Department • 10 Chestnut Street New Britain, CT 06051 • Tel. (860) 826-3000 • Fax (860) 826-0791