This article answers the following questions about invoices:
- What are the different fees on our invoice?
- Why is the package fee on my invoice higher than expected?
- What's up with New York?
- Am I charged for missed drug tests?
- Am I charged for expired invitations?
What are the different fees on our invoice?
DMV Fees: DMVs across the US require payment to access driving record data; 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.
County Fees: Roughly 10% of counties across the US require payment in order to access their criminal record data.
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.
Verification Fees: These fees apply only if your company is conducting employment or education verifications. These fees are assessed by industry verification databases to automatically verify either employment or education history.
Package Fees: These are the fees assessed by Checkr to compile and deliver the consumer report your company has ordered.
Pass-Through Fees: Most Pass-Through Fees are related to completing your candidate's reports. These fees are passed through by Checkr to your company with no additional surcharge or processing fee.
Why is the package fee on my invoice higher than expected?
Most likely, you ran a basic criminal package and the fee was incurred when a county check was initiated from a pointer in the National Criminal Records Checks. This is called the "County-level Verification Fee."
What's up with New York?
New York has 13 counties that are part of the Office of Court Administration (OCA). If a search is conducted in any one of these 13 counties a $95 fee is incurred, and access to the other 12 participating counties is also granted, effectively searching 13 countys' records for a single fee. (The fee is still $95 if 2 or more of the 13 OCA counties are searched on a report.)
When an OCA search is conducted, results are presented as a "state search".
County court searches that are not part of the OCA will be listed as separate charges.
For example: St. Lawrence county charges $5. If a given report includes searche(s) within OCA counties, and a county like St. Lawrence, customers will incur a total of $100 in court access/county fees.
Am I charged for missed drug tests?
Am I charged for expired invitations?