Criminal Background Checks
Copies of Georgia criminal history reports are available from the Burke County Sheriff's Office Records Division. Please have a valid Georgia photo I.D. at the time of the request.
Georgia Criminal history reports are available for the following purposes:
- Employment background check
- Firearms permit applications
- Guardianship cases
- Immigration cases
Two types of Georgia criminal history reports are available:
- A lifetime report on yourself (complete adult misdemeanor and felony history - Georgia only)
- A lifetime report on another person (complete adult felony history only - Georgia only)
The fee for all background checks is $20 and we accept cash or money order only.
The requesting person must present a valid Georgia photo I.D. for the report to be notarized by Sheriff's Office personnel. If the requester does not have a valid Georgia I.D. the report will be provided but will not be notarized. If requesting a report on another person, you will need that person's full name, date of birth, and if at all possible, social security number.