Union County, Ohio

Background Checks

WebCheck Background Checks:

WebCheck background checks are accepted by APPOINTMENT ONLY. Effective July 1, 2021, all WebCheck background check appointments must be scheduled online. We can no longer schedule appointments over the phone.

Please read the information listed below regarding the requirements and accepted payment methods for WebCheck background checks BEFORE scheduling an appointment! 

To schedule an appointment, click on the link below:


Please keep in mind that the scheduler will only show appointments three months at a time. If there are no appointments available during this timeframe please DO NOT CALL our office, just keep checking back as new appointments are pushed out daily. 

Office Hours & Location: 

9:00 AM 12:00 PM and 1:00 PM 4:30 PM

The Union County Sheriff’s Office is located at 221 West 5th Street, Marysville, Ohio 43040. Enter through the doors underneath the “Union County Justice Center” sign on the 6th Street side of the building.

What is WebCheck and how does it work?

WebCheck is an internet-based program for state-wide and federal background checks. It electronically transfers fingerprints and other data from the inquiring agency to the Ohio Bureau of Criminal Identification and Investigation (BCI&I). BC&I compares this data against a database of criminal histories to determine if there is a criminal record. 

What is required for a WebCheck background check to be conducted?

You must have a valid photo ID (driver's license or state ID) and you must be at least 18 years old. If you are under 18, you must be accompanied by a parent or guardian who will be required to sign a waiver. 

You must provide a mailing address within the state of Ohio and/or indicate a "Direct Copy" option to receive the results of the WebCheck background check. 

You must also provide a BCI&I reason code and/or FBI reason code, which is a series of numbers and/or letters that define the reason why you need fingerprinted. Please refer to the person or organization requesting the WebCheck background check for this information. Listed below are the available reason codes to choose from:

You must complete a REQUEST FOR BACKGROUND CHECK VIA ELECTRONIC FINGERPRINTING FORMYou are encouraged to fill out this form prior to arriving at the Union County Sheriff’s Office for your appointment. 

WebCheck Fees

The Union County Sheriff’s Office accepts MONEY ORDER, PERSONAL CHECK, or CERTIFIED BANK CHECK ONLY. All money orders and checks must be made payable to the “Union County Sheriff’s Office.” 

BCI&I ONLY - $32.00

FBI ONLY - $35.00

Both BCI&I and FBI - $57.00

When will the results of the WebCheck background check be available?

It can vary, but you will usually receive the results of your WebCheck background check within 30 days. Fingerprint quality and common names can affect the processing time. If you have not received your WebCheck background check results within 30 days, you can check the status by contacting BCI&I at 877-224-0043. 

Local Criminal Background Checks:

Local criminal background checks can be obtained through the Records Office at the Union County Sheriff’s Office. It is only a check by name and not by fingerprints, so therefore it is unverified as to the true identity of the person in question. It will not include any other record of arrest made by another jurisdiction – local, state, or federal. 

To request a local criminal background check, a Local Record Check Form must be filled out with name, date of birth, and social security number. 

Results from the local background check will only show the offense, date of offense, and the name of the court where the charges were filed. You will need to check the disposition(s) of the case(s) through the respective courts. Felony cases can be checked online on the Clerk of Courts website at https://www.co.union.oh.us/Public-Records-Search-Apps/, Misdemeanor cases can be checked online on the Marysville Muncipal Court website at http://municourt.co.union.oh.us/recordSearch.php?k=searchForm8020, and Juvenile cases must be checked in person at the Union County Juvenile Court offices located at 215 W 5th Street in Marysville, Ohio.

Local criminal background checks are available in person Monday – Friday between the hours of 8:00 AM – 4:30 PM. Appointments are not required. You may also fax requests for local criminal background checks to the Union County Sheriff’s Office, Attn: Records at 937-645-4171. If you have any questions, please call (937) 645-4103, ext. 4468.

If you have general questions regarding background checks, please call 937-645-4103 ext. 4468 or visit the Ohio Attorney General’s website at www.OhioAttorneyGeneral.gov.