Criminal History Background Checks may be obtained by one of the following:


ATTENTION
STARTING JULY 1, 2009 SLED WILL NO LONGER ACCEPT PERSONAL CHECKS FOR CWP APPLICATIONS OR CRIMINAL BACKGROUND CHECKS.

CWP APPLICANTS MUST USE THE REVISED CWP FORM R-078 (REVISED 03-27-09) AVAILABLE ON OUR WEBSITE.
SLED CATCH Online

IMPORTANT: Please ensure your printer is on and working properly as the results are returned immediately to your computer.

Background checks requiring notarization or certification cannot be done online. They must be requested by mail.


Complete instructions for background checks for international use can be found here.

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Mail Requests to:

SLED Records Department
PO Box 21398
Columbia SC  29221

Complete the Record Check Form. The name, date of birth, and social security number (if available) are required, along with proper payment ($25.00) and a self addressed stamped envelope.

Accepted forms of payment are:
  • Company Checks
  • South Carolina Personal Checks
  • Money Orders
***NO CASH OR OUT OF STATE PERSONAL CHECKS***

For information regarding fingerprinting, please go to SLED's General Information - FAQ site.