Background Checks

Updated Procedures:

As the ECOESC makes efforts to re-open safely during the COVID-19 pandemic, please be patient and adhere to the following guidelines:

  • We will not be accepting walk-ins. Please call to schedule an appointment.
  • You will be asked to answer the questions listed here before coming to your appointment.
  • Customers are required to wear masks.
  • Credit/Debit card only. No cash.
  • We will be taking your temperature. If your temperature is 100.4 or higher, we will ask that you reschedule your appointment.
  • Please come in alone unless the person getting fingerprinted needs assistance or is under the age of 18.
  • Please practice social distancing by maintaining a 6′ distance between yourself and other customers.
  • Please be patient, as wait times between customers may be longer than usual.
  • If fingerprints cannot be taken electronically, please contact BCI at 877-224-0043 to learn the specifics regarding this and what steps to take to have your criminal background checks reported.

To allow for a quick and convenient experience, please click here to print and fill out this form to the best of your ability prior to arriving at the ECOESC office.

General Information

The ECOESC offers both BCI and FBI criminal background checks using an electronic National WebCheck System. Background checks can be done between 7:30am and 4:00pm, no appointment necessary. It is your responsibility to know which type of criminal background check you need. If you have additional questions, please call the ECOESC.

What to bring:

  • A valid driver’s license or other approved valid picture ID.
  • You will need to bring payment.
  • If you are getting a background check for an employer and they are paying, you will need the appropriate paper from your employer authorizing the ECOESC to invoice.

Fingerprinting Costs:

  • BCI (Ohio background check) – $32.00
  • FBI (Federal background check) – $36.00

Cash, Credit, Debit Accepted.

No Personal Checks.


834 East High Avenue
New Philadelphia, Ohio

67400 Betty Lee Way
St. Clairsville, Ohio 43950