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Information About Criminals, Inmates and Sex Offenders

The last thing you want is someone in your home that you can’t trust. You might want to run a background check on potential caregivers before allowing them into your home. Here are a few resources:

The GBI Website provides the following information on it’s website:

Can I obtain a Georgia criminal history record of another person?

O.C.G.A. § 35-3-34 provides that private persons and businesses may obtain the Georgia criminal history record of another person by providing a signed consent of the person whose records are requested on a form prescribed by the center, which shall include such person’s full name, address, social security number, and date of birth. Contact your local law enforcement agency for information on how to request the Georgia criminal history record of another person.

O.C.G.A. § 35-3-34 (d.2) provides public access to felony conviction records without consent of the person whose record is being checked. The person’s full name, race, sex and date of birth must be provided at the time of the request. Law enforcement agencies may also provide felony conviction records. Additionally, you can use the Georgia Felon Search web site (maintained by the Georgia Technology Authority) to request in-state felony conviction records. There is a transaction fee payable by credit card (see web site for details).

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