Public Safety

Background Checks / Finger Prints

UC Public Safety provides background checks and fingerprinting services for licensing and other needs, for both members of the University community as well as the general public. We use an electronic system called “WebCheck" which electronically scans an applicant’s fingerprints and sends them to the Ohio Bureau of Identification for a check of the applicant’s state record. The prints can also be forwarded to the FBI, if necessary, for a national background check.

The Webcheck Service is available 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Applicants in need of ink fingerprinting for out-of-state and federal licensing can come in between 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. We can provide the standard FBI FD-258 fingerprinting cards.

Please note our office does not offer LiveScan at this time.


State Background Check (Ohio Bureau of Investigation) - $32
National Background Check (FBI) - $34
Fingerprinting - $10 (per card)


Criminal History Check Office

4 Edwards Center
51 West Corry Blvd
Cincinnati, Ohio


Forms must be printed, filled out and brought with you when you come for services.