Union County, Ohio

Background and Web Checks

The Union County Sheriff’s Office is pleased to announce that we have acquired a National Web Check system. The National Web Check is a cooperative effort between the Ohio Bureau of Criminal Identification and Investigation (BCI&I) and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) that allows law enforcement agencies to offer the service of nationwide background checks for all civilians. With this new system, our agency will now be able to conduct civilian fingerprint background checks through Ohio’s Automated Fingerprint Identification System (AFIS) and the FBI via the internet. This will reduce the response time required to perform a background check to five to seven business days. An individual may request an Ohio background check only, an FBI check only, or both an FBI and BCI&I check.

Web Checks will be mandatory beginning June 1, 2006 for all background requests as a replacement to ink-rolled fingerprint card requests. There will be occasions when an ink-rolled fingerprint card will need to be done, however BCI&I will evaluate these requests on an individual basis. A waiver form will need to be filled out and sent along with the cards. The waiver form and instructions are available at the Attorney General’s website at:  http://www.ag.state.oh.us  .

Waivers will be granted for the following reasons:

  1. Applicant’s home address is 75 miles or more from the nearest Web Check location.
  2. Amputations or missing digits.
  3. Out-of-state applicants.
  4. Poor quality prints (Not able to capture at the Web Check location).
  5. BCI and FBI cards submitted together with payment of $39.00 since FBI checks are accepted.

In order for a Web Check background to be conducted the following are required:

  1. The applicant must have either a valid Ohio Driver’s License or valid Ohio Identification Card.
  2. The applicant must have all fingers and thumbs in order to be checked through Web Check.
  3. The applicant must sign a release form for the background check.

A National Web Check can be done Monday – Friday from 10:00 am to Noon and 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm by appointment only. To schedule an appointment please call 937-645-4100, ext 4468 or 4469.

The fee schedule is: BCI&I Ohio only: $32.00 FBI only $35.00 Both BCI&I and FBI - $57.00

Effective November 1, 2011, we will no longer accept cash for payment.

**Accept personal checks, business checks, money orders and certified bank checks only**

**Do not accept cash or credit/debit cards**

Local criminal background checks can be obtained through the Records Office of the Union County Sheriff’s Office. A form must be filled out and signed by the person requesting the background check. The results will be put on the form and given back to the person requesting the information.

In order for someone to obtain a local criminal background check on someone other than themselves the form will need filled out with name, date of birth and/or social security number. This information is necessary to ensure the background check is being conducted on the correct person.

Results from the local check will only show type of charge, date of charge and the court the charges were filed through. The applicant will need to check dispositions of cases through the respective courts. Felony cases can be checked online at the Clerk of Courts website. Juvenile cases and Municipal Court cases must be checked in person at each court.

Local background checks are available in person Monday thru Friday between 8:00 am to 4:30 pm. If you have any questions please call during the same hours at 937-645-4100, ext 4468 and 4469.