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How much do background checks cost?

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When you request a background check, the following amount will be reserved on your credit card depending on your selection:

  • Standard background check: $25
  • Pro background check: $35

Payment is only taken when the candidate provides consent and the process begins.

Important: This may not be the only payment required. In some instances the investigation will require additional payments to access one or more county or state databases.

Unique to the state of New York, a single county search initiates a statewide search that includes all counties. You will see “NY state fees” for $65 in your invoice rather than “county fees” for screenings run in New York.

Similarly, searches in LA county California will incur a $5 fee.

State Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) fees: If you request a motor vehicle report, each state charges a fixed fee for accessing their database of driving records. This fee ranges from $2-$28.

Workable is unable to predict additional fees until the background check is performed. Your credit card will be charged automatically and payment taken before access to the report is given.