Tennessee Open Records Information Services

The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation (TBI) is the central repository for criminal history information for the state of Tennessee. In addition to maintaining criminal history information, it is our responsibility to provide public access to this information when requested. Criminal history information, in the state of Tennessee, is comprised of misdemeanor and felony arrests based solely on fingerprint submission by the arresting agencies. When you request criminal history information on an individual, your results will state whether the subject has or does not have a Tennessee criminal history record. If there is a record that may be for the individual searched (aliases will not be included) a copy of the criminal history record will be forwarded to you. The Open Records check is a TN "name-based" check only. No juvenile information will be included on the report unless the juvenile was transferred as an adult to criminal court pursuant to Tenn. Code Ann § 37-1-134. The cost for criminal history information is $29.00 per request and is non-refundable. You may contact Tennessee Open Records Information Services at 615-744-4057.

NOTE: Results (PDF Documents) may not be viewable on all devices. For best results, use a desktop or laptop.

Credit Card Customers

For customers wishing to pay for background checks with their credit card (Visa, Master Card, or Discover). The charge per background check is $29.00.


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