This process must be completed by mail and takes an average of 10 business days to complete. We currently do NOT have a way to request a background check on-line.
The cost is $20, check or money order. No cash. See the individual form for additional instructions and mailing address.
Click on any of the Background Check Links below to download the form in .PDF Format.
If you need to get a .pdf file reader you can Click here to download Acrobat for free.
Be sure you pick the correct Background Check form before completing and submitting to Kentucky State Police
All employers who do not have a KRS requiring a criminal records check for pre-employment purposes should use this form:
Click here to download Request For Conviction Records/Employment
Commercial Guide License
This form is to be used by a person seeking a Commercial Guide License from the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife, pursuant to 301 KAR 2:030:
Click here to download Request For Commercial Guide License
Any adoption not being processed through the Cabinet for Health and Family Services should use this form:
Click here to download Request For Conviction Records/ Adoptions and Foster Homes
Any agency with a position that requires an individual to have disciplinary power over a child should use this form:
Click here to download Request For Conviction Records/Minors
Long-Term Care Facility
Any state licensed long-term care facility, nursing pool providing staff to a nursing facility, or assisted-living community, involving direct services to a resident or client should use this form:
Click here to download Request For Conviction Records/Long-Term Care Facility
All state licensed child care facilities should use this form:
Click here to download Request For Conviction Records/Child Care
Individuals emigrating to a foreign country that requires a criminal records check should use this form:
Click here to download Request For Conviction Records/ Emigration
Fire/Ambulance Service / Rescue Squad
All Fire Departments (certified by the Commission on Fire Protection Personnel Standards and Education), Ambulance Services (licensed by the Commonwealth of Kentucky), or Rescue Squads (officially affiliated with a local disaster and emergency services organization or with the Division of Emergency Management) should use this form:
Click here to download Request For Conviction Records/Fire Department, Ambulance Service, Rescue Squad
Anyone applying for housing assistance and has been directed to conduct a criminal records check through the KSP should use this form. (Not all housing assistance providers accept KSP criminal records checks):
Click here to download Request For Conviction Records/Housing
Secondary Metal Recyclers
Secondary metal recyclers applying for a certificate of registration pursuant to KRS 433.902 from the Office of Occupations and Professions of the Public Protection Cabinet should use this form:
Click here to download Request For Secondary Metal Recyclers
For further assistance please call the KSP Criminal Records Dissemination Section at 502-782-9781. Business hours are M-F 8-4:30 EST.