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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 Tennessee Bureau of Investigation offers the general public and qualified organizations criminal background checks through its contractor. The contractor, not law enforcement, should be used when individuals need to purchase a fingerprint-based background check. Each has its own scope, rules, and process, so please review the following information carefully.

Qualified Organizations

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

The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation offers the general public and qualified organizations criminal background checks through its contractor. The contractor, not law enforcement, should be used when individuals need to purchase a fingerprint-based background check. Each has its own scope, rules, and process, so please review the following information carefully.