Fingerprinting Information


Let us make it easy for you….

We have been electronically fingerprinting for 17 years always using the latest technology.  Same-day appointments are always available. We also ink print using FD258 Ink print cards.


  • Call today for an appointment
  • Walk-in-no appointment needed
  • If we’re closed you can now make your own appointment by clicking the link to the left (Make an Appointment) and emailing us the completed information.

Our office is open for all fingerprinting needs Monday-Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. This includes service for the public, our billed clients, walk-ins, and our new clients.  No appointment is needed unless you need ink printed. Having an appointment will cut down on your wait time. Most folks are in and out within 10 minutes.  We strive to be fast, dependable, and professional. We have been fingerprinting electronically since 2007 and are one of the first companies in our area to use this technology.

Educators and coaches: If you’re a teacher in need of your background check or your 5-year FBI renewal do not hesitate to call us for an appointment. It is crucial that all background checks are done correctly, on time, and sent to the Ohio Department of Education.

Once you arrive please have your waiver completed then call us at 330-788-9945 to let us know that you have arrived (Waivers are located outside near our door or print one off here)  Stay on-site and do not leave or you will lose your place in the queue. If you need help filling out a waiver please let us know; we will be more than happy to assist you.

You must know your ORC code numbers before arriving. More info on ORC codes can be found on a tab to your left; please visit that page on our site. Without these codes, you cannot be printed. Check with your employer or board for the proper and correct code/codes.

Office Hours-Monday through Friday 8:30 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

Additional Fingerprinting Information

*Fast, professional, knowledgeable service
*Convenient, handicap accessible-No steps
*Front door parking, relaxed atmosphere

  • Walk-ins are always welcome or make an appointment
  • Ink printing must be scheduled in advance
  • You’re in and out within 10 minutes-no waiting in line!
    Ink Print Cards – State and Federal cards available.  An appointment is needed for ink printing; call ahead.  We do not sell ink print cards. We do have cards available, Federal FD258 and State issued.
  • We always have same day service available-walk-in’s welcome
  • Payment by cash, debit & credit cards and by check
  • Experienced with the Ohio Department of Educations policies and procedures, all State Boards, Medicare, Notary, Sales License, etc. Let us know what you need-BCI/FBI.  We fingerprint for all school districts
  • We offer printing for all state boards, nursing, students, teachers, bus drivers, volunteers, churches and daycare’s, camps, Ohio lottery, Dept. of Public safety(security guards, PI/SG), Dealer Licensing, Dept. of Insurance and more
  • We specialize in hard to print applicants. We recommend that you call us to let us know that you are hard to print
  • Convenient client billing available. Call for details and to set up your account today.
  • Our Mobile is available. Please call for details.

Additional Services: Tri-State Investigations is proud to offer a variety of professional services which include Security Guard Services, Fingerprinting, and Private Investigations. Whether you’re a local employer who needs routine electronic fingerprinting, Security Guard services or a  Licensed Private Investigator we are here for you. We are currently hiring security officers.  Please phone our office at 330-788-9945

Our Core Services     

  • Electronic BCI/FBI & Ink Fingerprinting
  • Security Guard Services-armed/unarmed
  • Guard service for schools, nursing homes, retail, restaurant’s, mills and plants, garage and parking decks, residential house sitting, parties, funerals, vacations. We provide security for all types of businesses long or short term.
  • Traffic control and vehicle patrol
  • Private Investigations including insurance, Workers Compensation cases
  • Loss Prevention & employee related issues
  • Missing Persons, background checks

Tri-State Investigations has been providing quality services since 1983. We are locally owned and operated by Terri Hempstead and Sherry Davis who are proud to be part of the small business community.  We are a 24-hour operation with a convenient location on Southern Blvd. here in Boardman Ohio.  Call us today at 330-788-9945.