• Alert:

    The Putnam County ESC Office remains closed to the public. We are not conducting fingerprinting at this time.  We have limited staff working working in the office at any one time.  Staff are working from home and can be reached through email.  You may call or leave a message for someone at, 419-523-5951. 

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Fingerprinting/BCI and FBI Background Checks

3-20-2020 We have suspended fingerprinting, due to the COVID-19 concerns. 

Background checks are available by appointment
Monday - Friday 8:15 am - 3:45 pm

Please call 419-523-5951 and ask for
Ann Niese ext. 3001 or Katelyn Gerding ext. 3007.  

  * You must provide a valid Ohio Driver's License or State ID.
  * If you are under the age of 18, you must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.
  *We accept cash, checks, money orders, or a Putnam County School Form.
  *If you are a required to be fingerprinted by a Putnam County Public School, you should be provided a form from your school to bring to your appointment indicating payment responsibility.


Cost:  BCI - $37          FBI - $37         Both - $74

It is your responsibility to determine which background report is required, the Ohio Revised Code, and have the name and address to where the results will be mailed.