Help with Background Check
DO I NEED TO SUBMIT A BCI BACKGROUND CHECK?
You must submit an Ohio Bureau of Criminal Identification and Investigation (“BCI”) background check if:
1. You are a resident of Ohio; and
2. You are filing an application for guardianship of an adult or minor; or
3. You are filing an application for name change of an adult.*
*If you are filing an application for a name change, you must submit the BCI background check using your current legal name
REQUESTING A BCI BACKGROUND CHECK
How do I request a BCI background check?
To request a background check, you must visit a provider in this state and ask for a Request for a Background Check. You must complete the Request and submit it to the provider. A sample Request is on the following page.
Where can I request a BCI background check?
A list of local providers can be found by visiting the Ohio Attorney General's website. Many of these providers require that you call first to schedule an appointment.
How much does it cost to request a BCI background check?
The fee for a background check is typically $30 - $40. Many providers require that you pay this fee in cash.
SUBMITTING A BCI BACKGROUND CHECK
How do I submit my BCI background check to the Probate Court?
The Request for a Background Check will ask where you would like your background check to be mailed. Please answer that you would like for your background check to be mailed to:
Montgomery County Probate Court
41 North Perry Street, Second Floor
Dayton, Ohio 45422
How long will it take for the Probate Court to receive my BCI background check?
Your background check should arrive at the Probate Court within 3 – 30 days. When it arrives, it will be filed in your case.
Can I file my application for guardianship or application for name change before the Probate Court receives my BCI background check?
Yes. You may file your application before or after the Probate Court receives your background check. However, please keep in mind that the Court cannot grant your application until it has received your background check. You may call the Court at 937-225-4640 to ask whether it has received your background check.