Background Checks

The Highland County Sheriff’s Office conducts background checks Monday – Friday 8am to 4pm.

We are a National Webcheck location and perform BCI and FBI civilian background checks. The cost is $30 each, or $60 for both. Acceptable forms of payment are cash, check, or money order only. Please bring exact change if you pay with cash.

When you come, you must bring the Ohio Revised Code reason with why you need the background check completed. The reason code will be at least 4 digits long. “Employment” or “new job” are not acceptable reasons.

You will also need to bring the address to where the results should be mailed. It is important to note that an FBI check  cannot be mailed to a home address; it must be mailed to a business, school, organization, etc. An FBI check also cannot be mailed out of state. Some background checks for certain types of licensing only need directly uploaded to a particular board (for example Ohio Board of Nursing or the Social Work Board). In these instances, a mailing address is not needed.

BCI and FBI background checks take up to 30 days to complete, and cannot be expedited. Please plan accordingly to ensure your results arrive in the timeframe that you need.

A valid government issued photo ID is required to perform a background check. Juveniles must have a parent or legal guardian present to sign a consent form for Webcheck.

It is important to make sure all your information (including personal information, reason code, mailing address, and if you need to have your results directly uploaded to a board) is correct BEFORE you come in. Once a background check has been submitted, it cannot be modified. Any changes that need made would result in needing to conduct a new background check at your expense.

We also offer free local background checks. These only check the records of the Highland County Sheriff’s Office. Please bring a photo ID and know your social security number. Results are given the same day.

We also will do rolled ink fingerprint cards. You must provide the fingerprint cards. The source requiring you to get a rolled print card should be able to provide you with these. The charge for us to roll them is $10 per card. You must provide photo ID at the time of fingerprinting.