Surcharges & Imposed Fees

Why are there surcharges and imposed fees for background checks?

When HireSafe conducts a background check we must get records from the state or county agencies where your applicant has lived. Sometimes these departments charge a fee for retrieving that information. These are known as third party administrative (TPA) fees and are in addition to other charges.

Below is a list of the latest county court fees, state motor vehicle fees and statewide repository fees. These fees are subject to change without notice.

County Court Fee's

 -as of 03-31-2016-
Alabama - All Counties  $       2.00
Alabama - Autauga  $       6.00
Alabama - Baldwin  $       6.00
Alaska - Aleutians East  $     15.00
Alaska - Aleutians West  $     15.00
Alaska - Bethel  $     21.00
Alaska - Denali  $     15.00
Alaska - Dillingham  $     15.00
Alaska - Kenai Peninsula  $     15.00
Alaska - Kodiak Island  $     15.00
Alaska - Matanuska Susitna  $     15.00
Alaska - North Slope  $       5.00
Alaska - Northwest Arctic  $     15.00
Alaska - Sitka  $     15.00
Alaska - Wade Hampton  $     21.00
Arizona - Apache  $     17.00
Arizona - Cochise  $     17.00
Arizona - Mohave  $     10.00
Arizona - Pinal  $     17.00
Arkansas - Baxter  $       6.00
Arkansas - Bradley  $       6.00
Arkansas - Calhoun  $       5.00
Arkansas - Chicot  $       5.00
Arkansas - Clark  $     10.00
Arkansas - Clay  $     18.00
Arkansas - Craighead  $       4.00
Arkansas - Cross  $     10.00
Arkansas - Desha  $     10.00
Arkansas - Greene  $       6.00
Arkansas - Hempstead  $       5.00
Arkansas - Izard  $       6.00
Arkansas - Jefferson  $       6.00
Arkansas - Lawrence  $       5.00
Arkansas - Lee  $     20.00
Arkansas - Lincoln  $       5.00
Arkansas - Logan  $       5.00
Arkansas - Marion  $       6.00
Arkansas - Miller  $       5.00
Arkansas - Mississippi  $     14.00
Arkansas - Nevada  $       6.00
Arkansas - Newton  $     10.00
Arkansas - Ouachita  $       5.00
Arkansas - Perry  $       5.00
Arkansas - Phillips  $       5.00
Arkansas - Pope  $       3.00
Arkansas - Pulaski  $     15.00
Arkansas - Randolph  $       6.00
Arkansas - Saint Francis  $       5.00
Arkansas - Saline  $       5.00
Arkansas - Sharp  $       6.00
Arkansas - Washington  $       5.00
Arkansas - White  $       6.00
Arkansas - Yell  $       3.00
California - Alpine  $     15.00
California - Amador  $       5.00
California - Calaveras  $       5.00
California - Colusa  $       5.00
California - Del Norte  $     15.00
California - El Dorado  $     15.00
California - Fresno  $       5.00
California - Glenn  $     15.00
California - Humboldt  $     15.00
California - Imperial  $     15.00
California - Inyo  $     15.00
California - Lake  $       5.00
California - Lassen  $     15.00
California - Los Angeles  $       5.00
California - Marin  $       5.00
California - Mariposa  $     15.00
California - Mendocino  $     15.00
California - Modoc  $     15.00
California - Mono  $     15.00
California - Napa  $       5.00
California - Orange  $       5.00
California - Placer  $       5.00
California - Plumas  $     15.00
California - Sacramento  $       5.00
California - San Benito  $       5.00
California - San Luis Obispo  $       4.00
California - Shasta  $       5.00
California - Siskiyou  $       5.00
California - Stanislaus  $       5.00
California - Tehama  $       5.00
California - Trinity  $     15.00
California - Yolo  $       5.00
California - Yuba  $       5.00
Colorado - All Counties  $       3.95
Connecticut - All Counties  $     11.50
Delaware - All Counties  $       8.00
District of Columbia  $       3.00
Florida - Baker  $     14.00
Florida - Bay  $       7.00
Florida - Bradford  $     17.00
Florida - Broward  $     14.00
Florida - Calhoun  $     14.00
Florida - Columbia  $       7.00
Florida - De Soto  $       7.00
Florida - Dixie  $     10.50
Florida - Franklin  $     14.00
Florida - Gadsden  $     14.00
Florida - Gilchrist  $     14.00
Florida - Glades  $     14.00
Florida - Gulf  $     28.00
Florida - Hamilton  $     14.00
Florida - Hardee  $     10.50
Florida - Hendry  $     14.00
Florida - Highlands  $       7.00
Florida - Holmes  $       7.00
Florida - Jackson  $     14.00
Florida - Jefferson  $     14.00
Florida - Madison  $     14.00
Florida - Monroe  $       7.00
Florida - Nassau  $     14.00
Florida - Okeechobee  $     10.50
Florida - Palm Beach  $     10.50
Florida - Sumter  $     14.00
Florida - Suwannee  $     14.00
Florida - Taylor  $     14.00
Florida - Union  $     14.00
Florida - Wakulla  $     14.00
Florida - Walton  $     14.00
Florida - Washington  $     14.00
Georgia - Houston  $       3.00
Guam - All Counties  $     33.50
Hawaii - All Counties  $       5.00
Illinois - Alexander  $     42.00
Illinois - All Counties  $       1.50
Illinois - Calhoun  $       6.00
Illinois - Christian  $       5.00
Illinois - Greene  $       5.00
Illinois - Jersey  $       5.00
Illinois - Monroe  $       4.00
Illinois - Pope  $     10.00
Illinois - Putnam  $       5.00
Illinois - Saint Clair  $     10.00
Illinois - Union  $       4.00
Kansas - Clark  $     12.00
Kansas - Osage  $     10.00
Kansas - Saline  $     11.00
Kansas - Shawnee  $     10.00
Kentucky - All Counties  $     15.00
Kentucky - Anderson  $     20.00
Louisiana - All Counties $      20.00
Louisiana - Cameron  $     10.00
Louisiana - Catahoula  $     20.00
Louisiana - Evangeline  $       5.00
Louisiana - Orleans  $     10.00
Louisiana - Tensas $     15.00
Maine - All Counties  $     40.00
Maine - Cumberland $     20.00
Maine - Lincoln  $     20.00
Maine - Somerset  $     20.00
Massachusetts - All Counties  $       4.00
Michigan - Alcona  $     20.00
Michigan - Alger  $     15.00
Michigan - Allegan  $       5.00
Michigan - Alpena  $     15.00
Michigan - Antrim  $     10.00
Michigan - Arenac  $     15.00
Michigan - Baraga  $     15.00
Michigan - Barry  $     10.00
Michigan - Bay  $     10.00
Michigan - Benzie  $       3.00
Michigan - Berrien  $     11.00
Michigan - Branch  $     20.00
Michigan - Calhoun  $     10.00
Michigan - Cass  $     20.00
Michigan - Charlevoix  $       7.00
Michigan - Cheboygan  $       5.00
Michigan - Chippewa  $     10.00
Michigan - Clare  $     16.00
Michigan - Crawford  $       8.00
Michigan - Delta  $     30.00
Michigan - Dickinson  $     20.00
Michigan - Emmet  $     10.00
Michigan - Genesee  $     15.00
Michigan - Gladwin  $     15.00
Michigan - Gogebic  $     50.00
Michigan - Grand Traverse  $     20.00
Michigan - Gratiot  $     12.00
Michigan - Hillsdale  $     20.00
Michigan - Houghton  $     40.00
Michigan - Huron  $     10.00
Michigan - Ionia  $       8.00
Michigan - Iosco  $     20.00
Michigan - Iron  $     30.00
Michigan - Isabella  $     10.00
Michigan - Jackson  $       5.00
Michigan - Kalamazoo  $     15.00
Michigan - Kalkaska  $       6.50
Michigan - Kent  $     20.00
Michigan - Keweenaw  $     20.00
Michigan - Lake  $     10.00
Michigan - Lapeer  $       5.00
Michigan - Leelanau  $     20.00
Michigan - Lenawee  $     10.00
Michigan - Livingston  $     10.00
Michigan - Luce  $     20.00
Michigan - Mackinac  $     20.00
Michigan - Macomb  $     10.00
Michigan - Manistee  $     20.00
Michigan - Marquette  $     20.00
Michigan - Mason  $     10.00
Michigan - Mecosta  $     12.00
Michigan - Menominee  $     15.00
Michigan - Midland  $     10.00
Michigan - Missaukee  $       5.00
Michigan - Monroe  $     17.00
Michigan - Montcalm  $     17.00
Michigan - Montmorency  $     10.00
Michigan - Muskegon  $       6.00
Michigan - Oakland  $     10.00
Michigan - Oceana  $     10.00
Michigan - Ogemaw  $       5.00
Michigan - Ontonagon  $     10.00
Michigan - Osceola  $     20.00
Michigan - Oscoda  $     20.00
Michigan - Otsego  $       6.00
Michigan - Ottawa  $       5.00
Michigan - Presque Isle  $       5.00
Michigan - Roscommon  $       5.00
Michigan - Saginaw  $     17.00
Michigan - Saint Clair  $     10.00
Michigan - Saint Joseph  $       5.00
Michigan - Sanilac  $     20.00
Michigan - Schoolcraft  $     20.00
Michigan - Shiawassee  $     10.00
Michigan - Tuscola  $     10.00
Michigan - Van Buren  $     10.00
Michigan - Wayne  $       5.00
Michigan - Wexford  $       5.00
Minnesota - Cass  $       8.00
Mississippi - Bolivar  $       5.00
Mississippi - Chickasaw  $     10.00
Mississippi - George  $       2.00
Mississippi - Greene  $       5.00
Mississippi - Harrison  $       5.00
Mississippi - Hinds  $       5.00
Mississippi - Jackson  $       1.00
Mississippi - Jasper  $       5.00
Mississippi - Jones  $       5.00
Mississippi - Leake  $     10.00
Mississippi - Lowndes  $       6.00
Mississippi - Madison  $       6.00
Mississippi - Panola  $       5.00
Mississippi - Pearl River  $       5.00
Mississippi - Pike  $       6.00
Mississippi - Washington  $     10.00
Mississippi - Yazoo  $     10.00
Missouri - All Counties  $       9.00
Montana - All Counties  $     14.50
Montana - Beaverhead  $     10.00
Montana - Big Horn  $     25.00
Montana - Blaine  $     14.00
Montana - Broadwater  $     10.00
Montana - Carbon  $     14.00
Montana - Carter  $     14.00
Montana - Cascade  $     15.00
Montana - Chouteau  $     14.00
Montana - Custer  $     25.00
Montana - Daniels  $     14.00
Montana - Fallon  $     14.00
Montana - Gallatin  $     25.00
Montana - Garfield  $     14.00
Montana - Glacier  $     14.00
Montana - Golden Valley  $     25.00
Montana - Granite  $     14.00
Montana - Hill  $     14.00
Montana - Jefferson  $     20.00
Montana - Judith Basin  $     14.00
Montana - Lewis And Clark  $     14.00
Montana - Liberty  $     14.00
Montana - Madison  $     14.00
Montana - Mineral  $     14.00
Montana - Missoula  $     10.00
Montana - Musselshell  $     14.00
Montana - Park  $     25.00
Montana - Petroleum  $     14.00
Montana - Pondera  $     14.00
Montana - Powder River  $     25.00
Montana - Powell  $     25.00
Montana - Prairie  $     14.00
Montana - Ravalli  $     14.00
Montana - Richland  $     25.00
Montana - Sanders  $     25.00
Montana - Sheridan  $     14.00
Montana - Stillwater  $     14.00
Montana - Sweet Grass  $     14.00
Montana - Teton  $     14.00
Montana - Toole  $     20.00
Montana - Treasure  $     15.00
Montana - Valley  $     14.00
Montana - Wheatland  $     14.00
Montana - Wibaux  $     14.00
Montana - Yellowstone  $     17.00
Nevada - All Counties  $       7.00
Nevada - Carson City  $     15.00
Nevada - Elko  $     15.00
Nevada - Washoe  $     20.00
New Hampshire - All Counties  $     10.00
New Hampshire - Hillsborough  $     20.00
New Hampshire - Rockingham  $     10.00
New Hampshire - Strafford  $     10.00
New Jersey - Bergen  $       4.00
New Jersey - Cumberland  $       3.00
New Jersey - Essex  $       3.00
New Jersey - Hunterdon  $       6.00
New Jersey - Passaic  $       4.00
New Jersey - Warren  $       6.00
New York - Chemung  $     20.00
New York - Columbia  $     16.00
New York - Delaware  $     10.00
New York - Erie  $       5.00
New York - Genesee  $     18.00
New York - Greene  $     17.50
New York - Hamilton  $       5.00
New York - Lewis  $     10.00
New York - Livingston  $     10.00
New York - Madison  $     10.00
New York - NYOCA  $     65.00
New York - Oswego  $     20.00
New York - Rensselaer  $     20.00
New York - Saint Lawrence  $       5.00
New York - Saratoga  $     16.00
New York - Schenectady  $     16.00
New York - Schoharie  $       5.00
New York - Schuyler  $       5.00
New York - Steuben  $     20.00
New York - Tioga  $     20.00
New York - Tompkins  $     20.00
New York - Wayne  $     17.00
New York - Wyoming  $     15.00
North Carolina - All Counties  $       1.00
North Carolina - Franklin  $     16.00
North Dakota - All Counties  $     10.00
Northern Mariana Islands  $     10.00
Ohio - Miami  $       5.00
Oklahoma - All Counties  $       4.00
Oklahoma - Hughes  $       5.00
Oklahoma - Tillman  $       5.00
Pennsylvania - Cambria  $       5.00
Pennsylvania - Delaware  $     10.00
Pennsylvania - Fayette  $     10.00
Pennsylvania - Luzerne  $     15.00
Pennsylvania - Mercer  $     10.00
Pennsylvania - Schuylkill  $     15.00
Pennsylvania - Washington  $     10.00
Pennsylvania - York  $       5.00
Puerto Rico - All Counties  $       8.00
South Carolina - Beaufort  $     10.00
South Carolina - Chesterfield  $       5.00
South Carolina - Jasper  $       5.00
South Carolina - Laurens  $     10.00
South Dakota - All Counties  $     20.00
Tennessee - Bedford  $       5.00
Tennessee - Bledsoe  $       5.00
Tennessee - Blount  $       7.00
Tennessee - Cannon  $     10.00
Tennessee - Carroll  $     10.00
Tennessee - Claiborne  $     10.00
Tennessee - Davidson  $     20.00
Tennessee - Fentress  $     25.00
Tennessee - Gibson  $       5.00
Tennessee - Grundy  $     10.00
Tennessee - Hamilton  $     10.00
Tennessee - Hancock  $     10.00
Tennessee - Hickman  $     10.00
Tennessee - Houston  $       7.00
Tennessee - Humphreys  $       7.00
Tennessee - Johnson  $     10.00
Tennessee - Knox  $     15.00
Tennessee - Lincoln  $     10.00
Tennessee - Marion  $       5.00
Tennessee - Mcnairy  $       5.00
Tennessee - Obion  $       5.00
Tennessee - Robertson  $       5.00
Tennessee - Rutherford  $     10.00
Tennessee - Scott  $     10.00
Tennessee - Sevier  $       2.00
Tennessee - Shelby  $       5.00
Tennessee - Washington  $       5.00
Texas - Hidalgo  $       5.00
Texas - Nolan  $       5.00
Vermont - All Counties  $     30.00
Virgin Islands  $   109.00
Virgin Islands - Saint Thomas  $     10.00
Virginia - Petersburg City  $       8.50
Virginia - York  $     30.00
Washington - King  $       3.00
West Virginia - Hancock  $       5.00
West Virginia - Mineral  $       5.00
Wisconsin - Douglas  $       5.00
Wisconsin - Dunn  $     10.00
Wisconsin - Eau Claire  $       5.00
Wisconsin - Kenosha  $       5.00
Wisconsin - Oconto  $       5.00
Wisconsin - Oneida  $       5.00
Wisconsin - Sheboygan  $       3.00
Wisconsin - Wood  $       5.00
Wyoming - All Counties  $     20.00

State Motor Vehicle Fee's (MVR)

  • All USA states and territories
  • Most of Canada
 -as of 03-31-2016- 
Alaska $       9.95
Alabama $       2.75
Arkansas $       9.00
Arizona $     18.00
California $       2.80
Colorado $       6.00
Connecticut $     50.00
Delaware $       8.25
Florida $     24.00
Georgia $       7.00
Hawaii $     11.00
Iowa $     20.00
Kansas $     22.75
Kentucky $     20.00
Maine $     33.75
Michigan $     14.25
Minnesota $       8.00
Missouri $     19.00
Mississippi $       7.75
Montana $     25.00
North Dakota $     15.00
Nebraska $     20.00
New Jersey $       8.00
New York $     65.00
Oklahoma $     17.75
Oregon $       7.00
Pennsylvania $     10.00
Rhode Island $     13.75
South Carolina $     10.00
South Dakota $     24.95
Tennessee $     29.00
Utah $       7.00
Vermont $     32.75
Washington $       8.50
Wyoming $       7.75

Statewide Repository Fee's

 -as of 03-31-2016-
Alaska  $       9.95
Alabama  $       2.75
Arkansas  $       9.00
Arizona  $     18.00
Colorado  $       6.00
Connecticut  $     50.00
Delaware  $       8.25
Florida  $     24.00
Georgia  $       7.00
Hawaii  $     11.00
Iowa  $     20.00
Kansas  $     22.75
Kentucky  $     20.00
Maine  $     33.75
Michigan  $     14.25
Minnesota  $       8.00
Missouri  $     19.00
Mississippi  $       7.75
Montana  $     25.00
North Dakota  $     15.00
Nebraska  $     20.00
New Jersey  $       8.00
New York  $     65.00
Oklahoma  $     17.75
Oregon  $       7.00
Pennsylvania  $     10.00
Rhode Island  $     13.75
South Carolina  $     10.00
South Dakota  $     24.95
Tennessee  $     29.00
Utah  $       7.00
Vermont  $     32.75
Washington  $       8.50
Wyoming  $       7.75

Academic & Employer Fee's

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  • National Student Clearing House