Please help explain the different fees on my invoice.
These are the fees assessed by Checkr to compile and deliver the consumer report your company has ordered and will vary based on the type of package ordered. Visit Which checks are included in my background check package? for further details.
In addition to the cost of the background check, your reports may be subject to various third-party access fees, including county and state court access fees, DMV access fees, and employment/education verification fees. Such fees are outlined as follows.
Note: Checkr does not mark up any fees; instead we send them in your invoice at cost.
DMV Access Fees
DMVs across the US require payment to pull a Motor Vehicle Report (MVR); the specific fee will vary from one state to the next.
Note: If an MVR Check must be re-run due to an exception, both checks will be billed on your invoice.
Even though criminal records are a matter of public record, jurisdictions that house the records have the right to charge a fee to access the data. Of the 3,200 counties in the United States, roughly 10% charge a fee. Most counties’ charges are between $2-$10, though some charge $25 and more.
State Fees: In states like New York, many counties pool their criminal records in one system of record, so the county fee in these cases are billed as a “State Fee.” Additionally, if your company conducts State Criminal Records Checks, some states charge a separate fee for accessing criminal data at the state level.
Report Upgrade: County-Level Verification Fee
Once a potential record is identified in the National Criminal Database, Checkr automatically performs a County Level Verification. This means that Checkr conducts research at the county where the national criminal search shows a possible record. A county-level verification fee is the report upgrade charge.
If your company verifies employment and/or education history, you will see third-party access fees associated with these screenings. These fees are assessed by industry verification databases to automatically verify either employment or education history.
- For employment verifications, Checkr first searches available databases, such as The Work Number for Everyone, that charge a fee when the verification is successfully completed by way of checking that database.
- For education verifications Checkr searches known education databases, such as National Student Clearinghouse.
We cannot provide a fees list for employment and education pass-through costs because they vary so widely. The fees are, however, specifically called out in line items on the Checkr invoice.
Also see Checkr's additional pricing information page for more details.