Georgia Crime Information Center (GCIC) Background Checks  

The Chatham County Sheriff’s Office completes name search background checks for $15.00 (cash, money order or certified checks made payable to Chatham County Sheriff’s Office).

Click here to download and complete a CHRI Release/Waiver Form

The name search background check is a statewide check and it takes 3-5 business days to process.If you have any questions, please contact the Criminal History/Fingerprint Office at 912-652-7657 or 912-652-7658.The hours are Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. and 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

We are closed on the following public holidays

Expungement  

Customers who are requesting an expungement of record should complete an Expungement Request form with the arresting agency.

Also, the customer should have the disposition from the court before completing the Expungement Request form.

Please note that some offenses may not qualify for an expungement of a criminal record. The Chatham County Sheriff’s Office expungement fee is $50.00 (cash, money order or certified check made payable to Chatham County Sheriff’s Office).

For more information on applying for an expungement of a criminal record, contact the Chatham County Sheriff’s Office Criminal History/Fingerprint Unit at 912-652-7657 or 912-652-7658.