I was charged a fee for a search in a county/state in which my candidate has never lived. Why am I seeing this fee on my invoice?
You may see a charge for a search in a county that differs from the address(es) provided by the candidate. The SSN trace searches various databases to find address history associated with SSN provided by the candidate. The address history it returns is then used to determine the counties and/or other databases which are then searched for additional public records, in line with your package settings.
For more information about SSN traces, refer to:
New York pass-through fees
New York has 15 counties that are part of the Office of Court Administration (OCA). These counties have pooled their criminal records into one system of record. If a search is conducted in any one of these 15 counties it is billed as a “State Fee'' which has been set at $95 by OCA.