TICS/Firearm Background Checks
In line with Tennessee law, TBI personnel perform background checks on prospective gun buyers or those redeeming a firearm from pawn from a licensed firearm dealer. The process, known as the Tennessee Instant Check System (TICS), has been in operation since 1998. Since then, TBI personnel have processed more than 4,000,000 transactions.
Those denied during the sale or transfer of a firearm may appeal the decision to TBI. The first step involves completing an appeal form and returning it to TBI. See additional information and Frequently Asked Questions by clicking the link in the menu to the left.
Completed appeal forms may be faxed to TBI at (615) 744-4660.
FOR MORE INFORMATION:
TICS Unit Manager