Background Checks

The Jackson County Sheriff's Office provides Background Checks Monday through Friday during normal business hours (8 a.m to 5 p.m).

Please call the Sheriff's Office at (740) 286-6464 for more information.

​​​350 Portsmouth Street - Jackson, Ohio 45640          Phone: (740) 286-6464          Emergency: 9-1-1

TERMS OF PAYMENT: We accept, cash, check, money order, credit cards Apple Pay or  Google Pay. All credit cards will also have a  surcharge for use.

CREDIT CARD SURCHARGE: $2 fee will be surcharged with any $37- $70 credit/debit, Apple/ Google Pay transaction.$3 fee will be surcharged with any $71 and up credit/debit and Apple/ Google pay transaction. 3.75% charged on transaction over $100.


Background Check Prices:

Local….. $5*
BCI…… $37 *
FBI…….. $37 *
Both BCI and FBI….. $60 *

NOTE: Must have state issued photo identification. Request must have  reason codes and addresses for checks to be sent to for BCI and FBI checks. Business sending individuals, who want to be billed for the background checks, must send individuals with a letterhead stating type of check, where checks is to be sent, and the reason code.

Concealed Carry Permit:
New..$67  Renew.. $50  Emergency..$37  Replace..: $15

Not an Ohio State Resident within the last 5 years
New…..$91*     Renew…..$74*   Emergency…..$66*

New or Renewal (Veteran of Military) … $0 (Free with DD214 and while funding exists.)