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.
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.
PLEASE NOTE: Criminal histories provided by the TBI will only be processed between the hours of 7:00 AM and 4:00 PM Monday through Friday. Any request received after 4:00 PM will be processed the following business day.
FBI Only (Nationwide)
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.
Tennessee & FBI
Applicant: $32.65, Volunteer: $30.15, International Adoptions: $20.65
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.