Illinois Law (70 ILCS 1205/8-23 Park District Code) allows Illinois Park Districts access to fingerprint-based background checks for employees and volunteers.
The park district organization will need to contact the Illinois State Police to issue an Originating Requester Identification (ORI) Number, with a dedicated PKD purpose code exclusively for park district use, if the organization does not already have one. An ORI number is required before applicants can be fingerprinted for a background check.
Please contact the Account Management Team at 773-685-5832 to learn how to obtain an ORI and set up an account. With an account you will have convenient billing terms based on your park district needs. We can set up different layers of billing based on your park district needs; contractors for example can be set up to pay onsite for their own fingerprinting. Once an account is established, Accurate Biometrics will also provide a customized fingerprinting form for your park district. Your applicants will need to bring this authorization form for fingerprinting.
On-site fingerprinting is available for groups of 25 or more, a service we provide to our park district clients to assist in seasonal/supplemental hiring – volunteer groups for example.
Accurate Biometrics is a trusted live scan fingerprint provider with nearly 20 years of experience. We offer fast, convenient walk-in service at over 40 locations in Illinois. Let us help you navigate the background check process. If you have any general questions, call our Customer Service team at 866-361-9944, or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Note: The cost of fingerprinting is determined by the account set up with your Park District, and will be noted on the Fingerprint Authorization Form. The cost of fingerprinting may be paid for by your Park District or agency.
Public Park Districts outside of Chicago are covered by the State of Illinois Park District Code: