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1920 Slabtown Road, Lima, OH 45801 Phone: 419-222-1836 Fax: 419-224-0718
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BCI & FBI Checks

BCII - Bureau of Criminal Identification and Investigation (Ohio) 
FBI  - Federal Bureau of Investigation

Beginning June 3 we will be open from 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Monday thru Thursday and closed on Fridays. We will resume regular business hours beginning July 29

The Allen County ESC is currently conducting Ohio BCII and FBI checks on Mondays - Fridays from 8:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.  *During inclement weather check WLIO School Delays for possible closure/delays. 


You will need the following items in order to complete the electronic Ohio BCII or FBI Webcheck:

  • You will need to know which check is needed?  BCII, FBI, or Both
  • You MUST provide the Reason Codes (see below for listing of authorized reason codes)
  • The name and address of the agency who is requesting the background check 
  • A valid photo ID (preferably a valid drivers license)
  • Cash or money orders only.  Credit or debt cards are NOT acceptable.

  • If the person being fingerprint is under the age of 18, a parent/guardian must accompany and sign permission for the background check to be completed.

               $30 Ohio BCII
               $35 FBI
               $65 Ohio BCII & FBI

          Reason Codes:
             FBI Reason Codes
             BCI Reason Codes 

           FBI and  BCII Background Check Request Form
          (You may bring this to the office or you may fill out when applying)