Alabama Background Check

Alabama Law Enforcement Agency

Alabama Background Check System

The Alabama Background Check System (ABC) is a secure, web-based site that allows qualifying employers to access the most up to date, comprehensive Alabama criminal records available for current and prospective employees

How to Contact Us

You may contact the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency (ALEA) regarding the Alabama Background Check program by calling 1-866-740-4762 or 334-676-7897.

Our hours of operation are 8:00 am - 5:00 pm (CST), Monday - Friday


Any person who willingly requests, obtains, or seeks to obtain criminal offender record information under false pretenses is subject to felony criminal penalties. All transactions are monitored and logged by ALEA. Any unauthorized or improper use of this and/or ALEA systems will be aggressively prosecuted.

Criminal History Record Information

For public background check purposes, please complete the ALEA Application to Review Alabama Criminal History Record Information (CHRI). The applicant will have to be fingerprinted, provide a copy of the current photo ID, the AL CHRI application, and a payment of $25.00 in the form of a money order or Cashier’s check (each additional copy is $5.00 extra) in person at 301 S. Ripley Street, Montgomery, AL 36104 (Adams Ave side) or by mail at PO Box 1511, Montgomery, AL 36102-1511.  Please contact 334.676.7897 with any additional questions.