Visit your local sheriff's office or police department to obtain a copy of your Georgia criminal history record.
What You Should Know:
- If your criminal history record has inaccurate or missing information, the Georgia Crime Information Center (GCIC) cannot correct or update your criminal history record without appropriate documentation and authorization from the submitting agency. Written requests submitted to GCIC must be on official agency letterhead, with the following information: Full name of subject, date of birth, social security number, race, sex, date of arrest and requested changes; OR State Identification Number (SID) or Offender Tracking Number (OTN) for that date of arrest, date of arrest and requested changes. If this information is not included, the request cannot be processed.
- If your identity has been mistakenly matched with another's record, you will need to submit your fingerprints to the Georgia Crime Information Center for comparison. You can visit the GBI for fingerprinting or mail in fingerprints that you have taken at your local law enforcement agency. A fee, payable by certified check or money order to the Georgia Crime Information Center, is required. Reference the fee structure sheet for applicable fees.
- To request a copy of your national criminal history record, you'll need to contact the Federal Bureau of Investigation.
How do I run a background check on an applicant for employment?
First, decide what type of criminal history record check you want run. If you'd like a name-based record check, contact your local law enforcement agency for more information. If, however, you'd like a fingerprint-based record check, you'll need to fill out a Georgia Crime Information Center Service Agreement and complete an enrollment form for the Georgia Applicant Processing Service (GAPS). Read more about this.
After the Georgia Bureau of Investigation assigns you an originating agency code and Cogent Systems confirms your registration by email, you can perform your record checks.
Source: Georgia Bureau of Investigation. This information was prepared as a public service of the State of Georgia to provide general information, not to advise on any specific legal problem. It is not, and cannot be construed to be, legal advice. If you have questions regarding any matter contained on this page, please speak with the agency that is the source of the information.