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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


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)

The FBI allows members of the general public to obtain their own criminal history for record or review. However, these background checks cannot be used for employment or licensing. Click the vendor link below for more information or call 1 (877) 783-4187.

Qualified Organizations

Tennessee & FBI
Applicant: $35.15, Volunteer: $31.15, International Adoptions (Or State Only): $21.90

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.