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Private Fingerprint Background Checklist

Get a background check for: 
Child Care | Child Welfare | OKDHS Employees | Private Adoptions 

This checklist should be used to ensure all steps are completed when submitting private fingerprint-based background checks. Be advised results will be returned in 2-4 weeks. Consider processing time when making your requests, in order for results to be received before your court date.

  • Complete form 04AD003E, Request for Background Check. Ensure all sections of form are completed and signed.
  • Keep a copy of signed request for your records.
  • Include 2 completed fingerprint hard cards (all ten fingerprints on each card), with all personal information completed.
    • Hard cards may be requested from OBI or obtained at time of fingerprinting from the local Sheriff’s office.
    • Contact the local Sherriff’s office to schedule fingerprinting appointment. Fee(s) may apply.
    • Ensure all information is completed using blue or black ink.
    • Complete all required fields. Enter data within the boundaries of the designated field or block.
    • The required fields are: NAM, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, SOC, Sex, Date fingerprinted, Reason Fingerprinted, and Signature.
    • Do not use highlighters on fingerprint cards. Do not enter data or labels within ‘Leave Blank’ areas
  • Payment of a $50 processing fee, per person is required. Payment(s) can be made via money order, cashier’s check or personal check, payable to Department of Human Services.
  • Mail all items together to:
    Office of Background Investigations
    P.O. Box 268935
  • Oklahoma City, OK 73126
Rev. 07/27/2021