Background Checks - Union County Sheriff Office

WebCheck Background Checks:

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 Investigations (BCI&I). BCI&I compares this data against a database of criminal histories to determine if there is a criminal record.  

Office Hours: 

9:00 AM - 11:00 AM and 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

All WebCheck background checks are accepted by APPOINTMENT ONLY.  


Please keep in mind that the scheduler will only show appointments two 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. 

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.


All appropriate "Reason Code" fields must be filled out on this form. A reason code is a series of numbers and/or letters that define the reason why you need fingerprinted. If you are unsure what reason code to use, refer to the person or organization requesting the WebCheck background check. The Union County Sheriff's Office cannot provide this information. Listed below are the available reason codes to choose from: 

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

You are encouraged to fill out this form prior to arriving at the Union County Sheriff's Office for your appointment. Please make sure to bring the completed form to 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.” 

$35.00 ($13.00 Sheriff Fees; $22.00 BCI Fees
$35.00 ($9.75 Sheriff Fees; $25.25 BCI Fees
$60.00 ($12.75 Sheriff Fees; $47.25 BCI Fees

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, Misdemeanor cases can be checked online on the Marysville Municipal Court website at , 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 send requests for local criminal background checks by fax to the Union County Sheriff’s Office, Attn: Records at 937-645-4171, or by email to 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