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Criminal History Record Requirements

All Ohio residents who are listed on any application for a dealers or salespersons license MUST be electronically fingerprinted.

  • Applicants must request that the results be sent electronically to direct copy “BMV Dealer Licensing” at the web check locations in order for them to be forwarded to the BMV Dealer Licensing Section.
  • For a complete list of electronic fingerprinting locations in Ohio, visit www.ohioattorneygeneral.gov.

All out-of-state applicants, or those who qualify for electronic exemption that are listed on the application, MUST submit with the application for license:

  1. a fingerprint card (supplied by Dealer Licensing or Ohio Attorney General’s Office),
  2. exemption form, and
  3. fingerprint card processing fee.

Contact the Dealer Licensing Section at (614) 752-7636 to request that a fingerprint card and exemption form be mailed to you.

All individuals listed on an application are required to complete a criminal history record through the Bureau of Criminal Identification and Investigation (BCI). A Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) criminal history record is not acceptable in place of BCI criminal history record.

NOTE: Some background checks could take BCI up to thirty (30) days for processing.

For detailed instructions on how to obtain and submit electronic fingerprints or a fingerprint card click on the following links:

NOTE: Electronic fingerprinting prices vary and are payable to the company capturing your fingerprints.