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NEW HOURS EFFECTIVE SEPTEMBER 1, 2019:   Beginning September 1, we will be open Monday through Friday 8:00 am until 3:45pm, with extended hours on Tuesdays and Thursdays until 6:00 pm.  We will no longer be offering Saturday hours.
Currently, BCI/FBI electronic fingerprinting is available Monday- Friday 8am to 3:45pm and Saturday 8am to 11am. No appointment is necessary. We are closed on all government holidays as well as the day after Thanksgiving.
Please bring with you, a valid government issued photo ID and a certified bank check or money order, made out to the Erie County Sheriff’s Office. We DO NOT ACCEPT personal checks, business checks, credit cards nor cash.  

The cost for this service is $34 for a BCI background check; $36 for a FBI background check and $70 for both BCI/FBI. 

If you want the results mailed to a specific agency, we need the name and address at the time your fingerprints are taken.

Civilian fingerprints will be taken in the Concealed Handgun Licensing office.

For ink fingerprints on a card, there is no charge. We offer ink printing Monday through Friday 8am to 3:30pm; no appointment is needed. Ink fingerprinting is NOT available on Saturdays.

For questions please call 419-625-7951 x6256.
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