Idaho Information


Criminal Records Requirements for the State of Idaho                                                                                                                                                   

Name of Agency:  Bureau of Criminal Identification

700 S Stratford Dr Ste 120, Meridian, ID 83642 

Contact:  Kathy Blades
Position:   Criminal Records Supervisor
Phone Number:   208-884-7130 (general line) or  208-884-7134

Name Based Background Check

To request this check, submit a completed Name Based Criminal Background Check Form and required fee. Be aware it is not uncommon for criminal offenders to use alias names and false dates of birth, which would adversely affect the completeness and accuracy of a non-fingerprint based search of the Idaho Criminal History Repository. Idaho law does not require a waiver. However, without a waiver, any arrest more than 12 months old, without a disposition, cannot be given to a non-criminal justice agency. The signature date on waivers must be within 180 days of the name check submission.

Payment Method

The required fee for a name based check is $20.00. We will accept payment by cash check or credit/debit card. There will be an additional processing fee of $1.00 plus 3% of the total transaction for all payments made by credit or debit card. Our Payment Authorization Form must be completed and sent to us along with the Name Based Background Check Form and required fee. Please make sure to follow the instuctions on all forms. 
Requests with missing data and wrong payment amount will be returned. A $20 processing fee will be charged for any returned check. The request may be hand delivered or mailed to the Bureau of Criminal Identification (BCI). Please keep in mind, BCI does not telephone or fax results. Allow ample time for processing, as requests are processed on first come first served basis.



Law Enforcement Agency:  
Turn Around Time:   2 Business Days
Successful challenge:   Return letter will be sent, indicating the findings
Cost:   $20