Criminal History / Background Checks

Criminal History & Background Checks

Georgia criminal history record information can be obtained from the Henry County Sheriff’s Office (HCSO) for employment or licensing purposes. A signed consent form is required.

Any person requesting a criminal history must provide a valid government issued picture ID in conjunction with another form of ID (names on IDs must match). If a third party is requesting or receiving the criminal history on your behalf, copies of the same IDs must accompany the completed and notarized consent form.


Criminal History Records can be obtained for a fee of $20 (cash or money order only).

How to Obtain Criminal Background Records

The criminal background records can be obtained in-person at:
Henry County Sheriff’s Office
120 Henry Pkwy
McDonough, GA 30253

Criminal Background Consent Form

Click here to complete a Criminal History Record Information (CHRI) Consent / Inquiry Form.

Hour of Operations

Background and Fingerprinting Office is open to the public from 8:30am-3:30pm, excluding holidays.