How Do I Search for a Warrant?
- Get identifying information of the person who may have a warrant. You will need to provide that person’s birth date and first and last name to get information about their warrant.
- Find out what county the warrant is in. You’ll need this to determine which sheriff’s office to contact. Sheriff’s offices only have information about warrants for their county.
- Payment is not required when getting information about warrants directly from the sheriff’s office.
Contact the County Sheriff's Office
Contact the appropriate sheriff’s office to find out how to request information about existing warrants in that county. The Georgia Bureau of Investigation has a list of local law enforcement agencies. The Georgia Sheriff’s Association, a nonprofit group, has a list of contact information by county.
Request Information About Existing Warrants
Some sheriff’s offices give warrant information over the phone, while others may require you to appear in person to receive information.
- If you can request warrant information over the phone, give the required identifying information to the sheriff’s office. The sheriff’s office will tell you which warrants are on file for that individual.
- If you are required to appear in person to request information about warrants, bring your government-issued identification to the specified location. This location may be the sheriff’s office, county jail, or county courthouse. If you appear in person to request warrant information and you have a warrant against you, you may be immediately taken into custody.
This information was prepared as a public service of the State of Georgia to provide general information, not to advise on any specific legal problem. It is not, and cannot be construed to be, legal advice. If you have questions regarding any matter contained on this page, please contact the related agency.