The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation (TBI) is responsible for maintaining most criminal records in the state.
Criminal Background Checks
Tennessee felony offender information can be requested online via the TBI’s TORIS unit. They charge a fee for the background check and it will only report on criminal histories that occurred in Tennessee. They also provide information on how to contest the results of a criminal search that you believe to be inaccurate.
The TBI maintains a sex offender registry website that can be accessed online. Similar to other state run registries you can find offenders using a proximity search or by navigating through an online map. You can also register to be notified whenever a new offender is added to the registry in your neighborhood. The home page of the registry also features photos of sex offenders that the TBI is actively looking for.