Background Checks

Local background checks are available 24/7 at the Sheriff’s Office.  To obtain one simply come to the Sheriff’s Office with a valid photo ID.  If you are getting a background check for a specific organization they may provide you with a form, or we can provide one if you need it.

A local background check will only include any history from Switzerland County.  This history will consist of any arrests that have occurred.  A record of an arrest does not indicate a conviction of that crime.  A background check for an area other than Switzerland County will need to be obtained from the record holder of that specific area; we cannot assist you in obtaining that information.

This a free service that is provided to the community as needed for a variety or reasons.