Tennessee Applicant Processing Services (TAPS) Registration

Due to an update in Tennessee Code Annotated (TCA) 40-11-318, any resident of Tennessee who is a United States citizen and who intends to perform the functions of a bounty hunter must submit to a criminal history background check at the sheriff’s office at the county of the person’s permanent residence.

If for some reason the wrong ORI (originating agency identification) number is used when entering and scheduling a Bounty Hunter, TBI (Tennessee Bureau of Investigation) will no longer forward those results to the agency and the Bounty Hunter will be responsible for rescheduling again which will cause a delay in the Sheriff’s Office receiving the results. Please make sure ORI (originating agency identification) Number TN920762Z is used at all times.

The outlined steps, along with screenshots, are in the PDF document below:

Tennessee Applicant Processing Services Registration Fingerprinting Instructions