Office of Criminal History

Effective March 2, 2015, DHR has a new contractor for criminal history checks. 3M COGENT Inc. will be providing criminal history checks through online applications and live scans of fingerprints. No paper applications or fingerprint cards will be accepted. The cost will be $48.85 per application. To submit your application, please visit the 3M Cogent website and click on the DHR link.

Applicants, except DHR contractors, seeking to have their fees paid by DHR should contact their local DHR office for pre-approval prior to completing an application.


DHR contractors
seeking to have their fees paid by DHR should complete the DHR CHC 2208 Vendor Certification Form below. Print, sign and notarize the form. Then, email the form to criminalhistory@dhr.alabama.gov for pre-approval prior to completing an application.


More Information
3M Cogent Website
DHR CHC 2208 VENDOR CERTIFICATION FORM
County Contacts

The DHR State Office of Criminal History may be reached Monday through Friday, 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM CST @ 334-353-5400.