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.