Georgia - Disputing Public Records

Criminal Records

Obtaining an Official Record

Georgia criminal history records can usually be obtained from Sheriff's Office or Police Departments. Please contact the Georgia law enforcement agency that handled the arrest about specific requirements for obtaining a copy of your Georgia criminal history record. In the case of a felony, you can use the online Georgia Felon Search.

Sealing/Expunging Records

To request an expungement, please use the form with instructions below:

Fixing Errors

If your criminal history record has inaccurate or missing information, GCIC cannot correct or update your criminal history record without appropriate documentation and/or authorization of the submitting agency. As of December 1, 2008, law enforcement agencies must use the web-based Computerized Criminal History (CCH) User Interface to update or modify arrest and identification data submitted by their agency. All other criminal justice agencies, such as courts, prosecutors, probation/parole offices, are encouraged to transmit online updates or modifications, thereby reducing the time to complete the record update. Written requests submitted to GCIC must be on official letterhead and include the requested changes along with the following information:

  • full name of subject
  • date of birth
  • social security number
  • race
  • sex
  • date of arrest
OR
  • State Identification Number (SID)
  • date of arrest or Offender Tracking Number (OTN) for that date of arrest

To contest the accuracy of information in your criminal history record, or if your identification data was used in another individual's criminal history record, fingerprints must be submitted to GCIC for comparison.

Submit all requests for changes to GCIC at:

Georgia Crime Information Center
CCH/Identification Services
P.O. Box 370808
Decatur, Georgia 30037-0808
Fax: 404-270-8417
Email: gacriminalhistory@gbi.state.ga.us

Civil Records

Civil records generally include judgments, liens and evictions, as well as other family and small claims cases.

Obtaining an Official Record

Fixing Errors

The most efficient way to dispute a civil record in Georgia is to contact the court in which the record was filed.

Bankruptcies

Bankruptcies can stay on your credit record for as long as 10 years. The most important place these records can affect you is on your credit report. To dispute a bankruptcy record that is inaccurate, contact each of the three major U.S. credit bureaus. Each has a process online for disputing records that appear on your file.

Disputing the actual public record can be much more challenging since the consumer is the one who files for the bankruptcy in the first place. More information can be found on the United States Courts website.

General Contact Information

Georgia Crime Information Center
CCH/Identification Services
P.O. Box 370808
Decatur, Georgia 30037-0808
Fax: 404-270-8417
Email: gacriminalhistory@gbi.state.ga.us
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Administrative Office of the Courts of Georgia
244 Washington Street SW, Suite 300
Atlanta, GA 30334
404-656-5171
TDD/TDY 404-463-6788
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U.S. Court Locator

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