Background Checks


Our Central Records unit can provide local background checks and electronic WebChecks.

Costs and Hours

Background Checks Hours Available Cost
Local Background Check Monday – Friday
8:00am – 4:00pm
BCSO Only $4.00
Electronic Fingerprint WebCheck Monday – Thursday
8:00am – 3:00pm
State – Ohio BCI&I $30.00
National – FBI $35.00
State and National $55.00


Types of Background Checks

Local background checks cover incarceration at the Butler County Jail only. These are processed while you wait and are given directly to you.

State and national background checks use the electronic WebCheck. They are available Monday thru Thursday between the hours of 8am and 3pm. No appointment is necessary. Two different types of WebChecks are available: State of Ohio BCI & I, and National FBI. Both are fingerprint-based background checks. Results for both come directly from the State of Ohio Bureau of Criminal Identification and Investigation and can take up to 30 days to be mailed out.  It is important to verify with your employer or school the correct type of check they are requiring you to have completed.  Results cannot be forwarded from the Sheriff’s Office to another address, so be sure you have the correct and complete mailing address with you at the time you come in.

Fees are payable in cash only. You will need to bring with you state-issued photo identification along with the complete mailing address for where the results are to be sent. National FBI results cannot be mailed to yourself, a residential or out of state address.


You may fill out these forms on your computer and print them, or complete them by hand in our lobby.

For local background checks:

For the electronic webcheck:

These forms are available in Portable Document Format (PDF). You may need to download a free program to view these types of files, such as the Adobe Reader.


For more information, contact:

BCSO Central Records Unit: (513) 785-1030