Background Checks

Important background check guidelines and information regarding national criminal background checks, criminal record checks, criminal history checks, court and MVR fees in the state of Ohio.

State Laws in Ohio

Need To Run Background Screenings in Ohio?

Hire Image provides comprehensive Ohio background checks including the following:

  • Employment background checks
  • Criminal background checks
  • Drug screening tests
  • Educational verifications
  • Driving record searches

Currently, Ohio has no statewide Ban the Box or Fair Chance Hiring Rules.

Currently, Ohio has no statewide Credit History Ban.

Currently, Ohio allows the use of Medical Marijuana for medical purposes by qualifying patients. The law does not place any limits on employers. Employers have the right to establish and enforce drug-free work policies and may refuse to hire or terminate based on medical marijuana use.

Currently, Ohio has no statewide Salary History Ban for private employers. However, the cities of Cincinnati and Toledo have their own bans. Cincinnati employers with fifteen or more employees are prohibited from asking about or relying on a prospective employee’s prior salary history in setting compensation. Employers with fifteen or more employees in the city of Toledo, Ohio are also prohibited from inquiring about or using an applicant’s salary history.

Ohio County Criminal Search Access Fees

No County Access Fees

Ohio Statewide Criminal Search Access Fees

Ohio Statewide Access Fee – No Statewide Search Available

Ohio MVR Access Fees

Ohio MVR Access Fee $5.45

See the Hire Image Resource Library for more information and to access helpful, up-to-date resource guides for your background and drug screening needs.

Easily request our online Ohio background checks 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Fast turnaround times. Simple and affordable.

Free Background Screening Compliance Review

Are You In Compliance? These 6 steps will help you stay in background screening compliance.

  • Candidate notification (stand-alone disclosure)
  • Obtain candidate’s signed authorization AND provide
  • Mandatory FCRA summary of rights and state disclosures
  • Pre-adverse notification (if applicable)
  • Leave time for candidate to dispute
  • You decide: Hire, or Not (send adverse action letter)

Let Hire Image experts review your background screening forms and process to assess compliance with federal and local laws and regulations.

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