Background Checks & Fingerprinting


If you live or work in the city and need to be fingerprinted for employment or background purposes, an officer can conduct them, no appointment necessary. Please be advised that we do not offer digital/electronic services, only "inked" fingerprints on requester supplied cards. 

​Background Checks

Many Ohio employers, both public and private, are required to perform background checks on new hires and individuals obtaining professional licenses. The Attorney General's Office of the Bureau of Criminal Identification and Investigation (BCI) completes such background checks by comparing fingerprints received against a database of criminal fingerprints to determine if there is a criminal record. All fingerprints must be submitted to BCI through WebCheck or card scan unless exemption reasons are met. 

To obtain a State or National background check visit the Ohio Attorney General's Office, or contact the Portage County Sherriff's Office at 330-298-4486.

Local background requests (City of Aurora records only) can be emailed, faxed, or dropped off at the Aurora Police Department.