Tennessee Arrest Records

A Tennessee arrest records search can be performed by TORIS (Tennessee Open Records Information Services). The fee for the search is $29 and you must be able to provide the full name, birth date, sex and race of the person you need to search for. If you have a social security number and/or address, you can further ensure the accuracy and timeliness of the report. A copy of the person’s Tennessee criminal record will be sent to you or a notice that nothing was found for the information you provided. Tennessee also provides arrest records from the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation’s Information Systems Division. This is central repository for Tennessee arrest records and you can search fingerprint data using this method. There is also a fee of $29 for this type of search and no refunds are made even if no arrest records are found. Make inquiries by mail to:

Tennessee Bureau of Investigation
901 R.S. Gass Boulevard
Nashville, TN 37216
Phone: (615) 744-4000

Tennessee Criminal Records




The search is limited to the state of Tennessee, unlike an online, fee-based search service which utilize search engines and databases that can search on a much larger scale. These services have increased since the Internet has become such a popular method of searching for records. They’re also much faster than a state-based service and can provide you with an accurate report that’s easy to read and understand. Many state-based searches are fraught with errors and inaccurate information that can jeopardize any chances of you getting the data you need to make a decision.

Many people use private, online arrest record searches to satisfy a concern that someone in their lives – or the lives of a loved one – is not who he or she says. It’s legal, quick and can alert you to possible dangers from someone new in your business or your life. Others may need information for immigration, notarization or adoption purposes and must have accurate data that you can rely on. You might also find much information that doesn’t pertain to arrest records, but that will be valuable in helping you make a decision. Such data as former addresses, aliases, marriages, divorces and phone numbers may also show up on a search you get from an online service. Today, it’s like playing Russian Roulette to let someone into your life without performing a background search on the person – especially if that person is going to have access to your business, children or your own emotions. However you perform a search, be sure you get one and that the information you receive is accurate.Many legal professionals choose to become a member of an online search site, paying a monthly fee and using the services on a daily or weekly basis. That’s one option you might want to consider if you’re checking backgrounds for a business. But, you can also pay a reasonable, one-time fee if this is a rare action for you. Be sure to click on the link and find out more about fee-based, online search services.

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