Background Check

fingerprint being scanned

PLEASE NOTE: To reduce the risk of COVID exposure and spread, those with background check appointments will be required to submit to a temperature check and could be denied this service if their temperature is 100.0 F or higher. In addition, a properly worn mask is required while you are in the building. We also request that no one accompany you during your appointment. 

Washington Township offers two types of background check services: FBI (Federal Bureau of Investigation) and BCI (Bureau of Criminal Investigation).

To be eligible for either of these checks, you must present a valid drivers’ license, state issued identification, or passport at the time of appointment. Minors must have a parent or guardian present who is willing to sign the application on their behalf.

Applicants also must bring an authorization code from their employer, prospective employer or agency for which the test is being conducted, and the mailing address that is to receive their test results.

All fingerprints are obtained electronically. Within 30 days, the agency that processes your prints (BCI and or FBI) will mail your results to the business or entity you identify at the time of your test.

In the unlikely event that we are not able to obtain electronic prints that are clear enough to be accepted by the BCI, you will be referred to an agency that can collect ink prints.

The cost for each BCI check is $25. The cost for each FBI check is $30 (payable in cash, check or credit card (Visa, Mastercard or Discover). The cost for both BCI and FBI if ordered at the same time, is $55. To make an appointment, call (614) 652-3920 Monday – Friday.


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