The records division is glad to assist with criminal history background checks through the State of Georgia only. This check is name based. You must present
a government-issued picture ID and sign a consent form. Criminal history background checks are $20 each, cash only. The service is normally performed while you wait, providing the state computer system is online.
The office at the courthouse is equipped with a Gemalto Livescan machine that will capture and submit fingerprint images to GBI. You must preregister online at
https://www.aps.gemalto.com/ga/index.htm GBI conducts a search of its criminal history records using the fingerprint images. In some cases, these images are also forwarded to the FBI where a Federal Criminal History Record search is also conducted. Notifications of the search results are then forwarded from the GBI/FBI to Gemalto Cogent where these results are then electronically disseminated to the Georgia company or agency that requested the search to be completed.