Civilian Background

WEB CHECK &  Local Background Checks



Inked Fingerprinting

Rolled ink fingerprints  will be conducted by appointment only from 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM Monday-Friday.

Contact Deputy J.R. Brooks at 740-773-1186 Ext 167

or email at
Notice:  you will need to provide your own fingerprint card(s) from the appropriate agency. The Ross County Sheriff's Office does not supply the fingerprint cards. Some agencies or organizations require a card with a specific ORC or USC code on the card to process the fingerprint card. (Example:) ATF, FBI or BCI&I. These cards can be obtained from the respective organization or government agency

Inked/Rolled prints are free of charge.


Electronic Fingerprinting

Web Check is an Internet-based program for civilian background checks. Web Check uses the Internet to electronically transfer fingerprints and other data from inquiring agencies to BCI&I. For more information on electronic fingerprinting contact Deputy Vicki Hall at 740-779-1931 or via email at

To make the fingerprinting process more efficient, please have your ORC code for the reason your being fingerprinted readily available.


8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Closed 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM for Lunch

Closed on Holidays

Local County Background Checks are free

BCI Check    $29.00

FBI Check     $32.00

FBI & BCI Check    $61.00
*Sheriff fees included


Cashiers checks or money orders can be obtained at the U.S. Post Office, banking institution or some retail stores.

 Make sure all cashiers checks and/or money orders are made (Payable to Ross County Sheriff's Office)

Valid Drivers license or State I.D. REQUIRED

NEW!! Updated for 2024

This document is now required by the State of Ohio. You must fill out this document and present it to the web check deputy before this check can conducted.