Tennessee Information


Criminal Records Requirements for the State of Tennessee                                                                                                                                                  

Name of Agency:    Tennessee Bureau of Investigations - TORIS

901 R.S. Gass Blvd , Nashville, TN 37216

Website:   https://www.tn.gov/tbi/article/background-checks
Contact:   Deborah Gordon or Lisa King
Phone Number:   615-744-4057 (General Line)

Appealing the Results of a Criminal History Check

If you requested a Tennessee criminal history information check on yourself or a check was requested for you and you wish to dispute the accuracy of the results, a fingerprint comparison can be performed.

- You must provide a copy of your fingerprints for the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation to compare against those corresponding with the criminal record found.

- Submit your fingerprints along with a letter stating that you wish to dispute the findings of the record check conducted in your name.

- You must include a cashiers check or money order for $24.00.

- Once the comparison of fingerprints has been made, the results will be forwarded to you stating that the criminal history is either accurate or found to be inaccurate.

- The Biometrics Services Unit will assist in correcting any inaccuracies identified as the result of the fingerprint comparison.


Tennessee Only


TBI allows the general public to obtain a Tennessee adult criminal history on any individual. The process may be completed online or by mail.

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Cost:   $24