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Background Checks

Sheriff’s Office Web Check Service for Background Checks
Now Available to General Public

Cuyahoga County – The Cuyahoga County Sheriff’s Office now offers background check service to the general public at its downtown Justice Center and Parma CCW License Office locations for persons interested in obtaining a background check on themselves for employment, license or certification purposes.

  • Concealed Weapon Licensing Unit, 12100 Snow Road Suite 15, Parma (in the Auto Title Bureau) By Appointment only. To Schedule an appointment go to: For questions, feel free to contact us at (216) 443-5587.
  • Records/Warrants, Justice Center, 3rd Floor, Sheriff’s Office - 1215 West 3rd Street, Downtown By Appointment only: 216-443-6080

Documentation Required:

  • Driver’s License or State issued I.D. Card
  • Documentation indicating purpose of Request for Background Check
  • Address of where Background Check is to be mailed.

Fees and Payment:
  • OHIO Web Check (BCI): $35.00
  • National Web Check (FBI): $35.00
  • OHIO and National Web Check (BCI & FBI): $65.00

Cashier’s Check or Money Order ONLY, made payable to: Cuyahoga County Treasurer. No Cash, Personal Checks, Business Checks or Credit Cards. Simple Cuyahoga County Record Check is $6.00
(Available only at the Records/Warrants location)