Guardianship and Adoption Background Checks:
Ohio law requires that all individuals applying for guardianship, or individuals applying to adopt a minor, must complete a BCI background check.
Background checks should be completed at the time of application, and processing can take anywhere from 3 to 30 days. The fee for BCI Background check is $32.00 and is non-refundable. You must have a valid government-issued photo ID (Driver’s License, State ID, Military ID, or Green Card) when applying for your background check.
Background checks are available through the Summit County Clerk of Courts . Appointments are Mandatory – Call (330) 643-2065 to schedule and complete their BCI Form , or by contacting the Ohio Attorney General’s Bureau of Criminal Investigation to find the nearest BCI location  to you.
You may drop off or send your completed background check results to:
Summit County Probate Court
ATTN: Chief Deputy Clerk
209 S. High Street
Akron, OH 44308
How do I receive a copy of my BCI results?
To receive a copy of your BCI results, Click for Form .