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Background Checks

The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation offers the general public and qualified organizations criminal background checks. Each has its own scope, rules, and process, so please review the following information carefully.

General Public

Tennessee Only
$29

FINGERPRINTS NOT REQUIRED

TBI allows the general public to obtain a Tennessee adult criminal history on any individual. The process may be completed online or by mail.

FBI Only (Nationwide)
$50

FINGERPRINTS REQUIRED

The FBI allows members of the general public to obtain their own criminal history for record or review. Click the vendor link below for more information or call 1 (877) 783-4187.

Qualified Organizations

Tennessee & FBI
Applicant: $32.65, Volunteer: $30.15, International Adoptions: $20.65
FINGERPRINTS REQUIRED

Organizations that serve children, the elderly, and the vulnerable population may request fingerprint-based comprehensive criminal histories. An ORI number is required for this transaction. Please click the link to the vendor below for additional information.