Criminal Records Requirements for the State of Georgia
|Name of Agency:||Georgia Bureau of Investigation|
Open Records Unit
|Position:||Assistant Special Agent in Charge|
The Georgia Crime Information Center does not conduct name-based criminal history record checks. Please contact your local law enforcement agency for assistance with name-based checks.
If your criminal history record has inaccurate or missing information, GCIC cannot correct or update your criminal history record without appropriate documentation and/or authorization of the submitting agency. As of December 1, 2008, law enforcement agencies must use the web-based Computerized Criminal History (CCH) User Interface to update or modify arrest and identification data submitted by their agency. All other criminal justice agencies, such as courts, prosecutors, probation/parole offices, are encouraged to transmit online updates or modifications, thereby reducing the time to complete the record update. Written requests submitted to GCIC must be on official letterhead, with the following information: full name of subject, date of birth, social security number, race, sex, and date of arrest; or State Identification Number (SID) and date of arrest or Offender Tracking Number (OTN) for that date of arrest; and the requested changes. If the above information is not included in the document, the request cannot be processed.
How do I contest the information contained in my Georgia criminal history record if it is inaccurate or if my identity has been used in another individual's criminal history record?
If you are unable to come in person, the following information is required:
A signed written request with a brief explanation for the request to include the specific data that is being challenged and a complete return mailing address.
Each request must contain two completed applicant fingerprint cards with all of the applicant's personal information (name, date of birth, place of birth, etc.) and a current set of 10 rolled fingerprints and eight flat finger impressions. Fingerprints and impressions must be taken by a local law enforcement agency; please include a photocopy of the applicant’s identification that was presented to the law enforcement agency that did the printing and provide their address and telephone number so that GCIC may contact them if there are any questions.
A fee, payable by certified check or money order to the Georgia Crime Information Center, is required. Click here for the inspection fee.
Information should be mailed to the address listed in the contact information. Your request will be processed and a certificate (letter) with the results will be mailed back to you.
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|Cost:||Fees will vary. Click here for the inspection fee.|