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Alabama

Alabama employers who hire Alabama residents to work in the state of Alabama must abide by the federal FCRA and the following state laws. For more information on Alabama state laws, please visit the state legislature.

Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA)

All states must abide by the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA). The FCRA regulates how employers perform employment background checks on job applicants. It protects individuals by ensuring the accuracy, fairness, and privacy of information gathered by the consumer reporting agency. Beyond credit checks, the FCRA covers any background report, such as driving records and criminal records obtained from a consumer reporting agency like SappHire.

CRIMINAL RECORDS:

If you find that your criminal records are incorrect or incomplete and you would like to take action, you should contact the specific jurisdiction in which the records were originally filed.

Supreme Court of Alabama 334.229.0700
Court of Civil Appeals 334.229.0733
Court of Criminal Appeals 334.229.0751
Supreme Court and State Law Library 334.229.0578
Administrative Office of Courts (AOC) 334.954.5000

CIVIL RECORDS:

All of the following are included in civil records: judgments, liens, evictions, family and small claims cases. If you would like to dispute a record, contact the court in which the record was filed.

List of all courts and their contact info http://www.alacourt.gov/JudicialCircuits.aspx

CONTACT STATE LAW OFFICIALS

Administrative Office of Courts
300 Dexter Ave.
Montgomery, Al 36104
1-866-954-9411
(334) 954-5000

Alaska

Alaska employers who hire Alaska residents to work in the state of Alaska must abide by the federal FCRA and the following state laws. For more information on Alaska state laws, please visit the Alaska state legislature.

Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA)

All states must abide by the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA). The FCRA regulates how employers perform employment background checks on job applicants. It protects individuals by ensuring the accuracy, fairness, and privacy of information gathered by the consumer reporting agency. Beyond credit checks, the FCRA covers any background report, such as driving records and criminal records obtained from a consumer reporting agency like SappHire.

CRIMINAL RECORDS:

If you find that your criminal records are incorrect or incomplete and you would like to take action, you should contact the specific jurisdiction in which the records were originally filed. Alaska requires requests for public records to be mailed for all jurisdictions except Anchorage.

For Anchorage:
– Complete Form TF-311ANCH http://www.courts.alaska.gov/forms/tf-311anc.pdf
– Email request to recordsfax@courts.state.ak.us or fax to (907) 264-0610 (if you live in Anchorage) or (907) 264-0873 (for those who reside outside of Anchorage).

Records from 1990 and later can be accessed online using the CourtView Online Records

To Seal Records:
Download the Request to Seal Criminal Justice Information
http://www.dps.state.ak.us/Statewide/background/docs/RequestToSealCrimInfo.pdf

Mail to:
Alaska Department of Public Safety
R&I – Quality Assurance Unit
5700 E. Tudor Road
Anchorage, AK 99507

CIVIL RECORDS:

All of the following are included in civil records: judgments, liens, evictions, family and small claims cases. If you would like to dispute a record, contact the court in which the record was filed.
List of all courts and their contact info

CONTACT STATE LAW OFFICIALS

Alaska Department of Public Safety
R&I Quality Assurance Unit
5700 E. Tudor Road
Anchorage, AK 99507

Arizona

Arizona employers who hire Arizona residents to work in the state of Arizona must abide by the federal FCRA and the following state laws. For more information on Arizona state laws, please visit the state legislature.

Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA)

All states must abide by the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA). The FCRA regulates how employers perform employment background checks on job applicants. It protects individuals by ensuring the accuracy, fairness, and privacy of information gathered by the consumer reporting agency. Beyond credit checks, the FCRA covers any background report, such as driving records and criminal records obtained from a consumer reporting agency like SappHire.

CRIMINAL RECORDS:

If you find that your criminal records are incorrect or incomplete and you would like to take action, you should contact the specific jurisdiction in which the records were originally filed.

To request your Arizona criminal history record, you need to obtain a Record Reviewing Packet

The Central State Repository will audit the information you have indicated as inaccurate or incomplete and if a correction is necessary:

They will update it and notify the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) to make sure state and federal records are synchronized.
The results of the audit will be mailed to you with an updated criminal record if applicable.
You should receive a response within 15 days of the mailed request.
More information about your rights and the resources available at Arizona Department of Safetyhttp://www.azdps.gov/Services/Records/Criminal_History_Records/Questions/

CIVIL RECORDS:

All of the following are included in civil records: judgments, liens, evictions, family and small claims cases. If you would like to dispute a record, contact the court in which the record was filed.

List of all courts and their contact info

Most Arizona eviction records are available via their Online Case Search

CONTACT STATE LAW OFFICIALS

Arizona Department of Public Safety
2102 W. Encanto Blvd
Phoenix, AZ 85009
(602) 223-2000
website http://www.azdps.gov/About/Contacts/

Arizona Administrative Office of the Courts
Arizona Supreme Court
1501 W. Washington
Phoenix, AZ 85007
Clerk of the Court (602) 452-3396

Arkansas

Arkansas employers who hire Arkansas residents to work in the state of Arkansas must abide by the federal FCRA and the following state laws. For more information on Arkansas state laws, please visit the state legislature.

Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA)

All states must abide by the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA). The FCRA regulates how employers perform employment background checks on job applicants. It protects individuals by ensuring the accuracy, fairness, and privacy of information gathered by the consumer reporting agency. Beyond credit checks, the FCRA covers any background report, such as driving records and criminal records obtained from a consumer reporting agency like SappHire.

CRIMINAL RECORDS:

If you find that your criminal records are incorrect or incomplete and you would like to take action, you should contact the specific jurisdiction in which the records were originally filed.

You can find records in the Arkansas Judiciary Docket Search website.

Learn more about expungement by reviewing the Expungement Fact Sheet.If you qualify you can begin the process by starting the Self-Help Forms: Arkansas Expungement Packet.

CIVIL RECORDS:

All of the following are included in civil records: judgments, liens, evictions, family and small claims cases. If you would like to dispute a record, contact the court in which the record was filed.

CONTACT STATE LAW OFFICIALS

Arkansas Administrative Office of the Courts
Justice Building
625 Marshall Street
Suite 1100
Little Rock, AR 72201
Phone: (501) 682-9400
Fax: (501) 682-9410

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California

Employers that are either located in California or hiring California residents must abide by the Federal FCRA, and they should consider the following state laws. For more information on California state laws, please visit the state legislature.

BACKGROUND CHECK LAWS IN CA:

CA Civil Code (Investigative Consumer Reporting Agencies Act) 1786.18 (a) (7) and (b) Obligations of Investigative Consumer Reporting Agencies

Except as authorized under subdivision (b), no investigative consumer reporting agency shall make or furnish any investigative consumer report containing any of the following items of information (7) Records of arrest, indictment, information, misdemeanor complaint, or conviction of a crime that, form the date of disposition, release, or parole, antedate the report by more than seven years. These items of information shall no longer be reported if at any time it is learned that, in the case of a conviction, a full pardon has been granted or, in the case of an arrest, indictment, information, or misdemeanor complaint, a conviction did not result; except that record of arrest, indictment, information, or misdemeanor complaints may be reported pending pronouncement of judgment on the particular subject matter of those records.

(b) The provisions of subdivision (a) are not applicable in either of the following circumstances: (1) If the investigative consumer report is to be used in the underwriting of life insurance involving, or that may reasonably be expected to involve, an amount of two hundred fifty thousand dollars ($250,000) or more. (2) If the investigative consumer report is to be used by an employer who is explicitly required by a governmental regulatory agency to check for records that are prohibited by subdivision (a) when the employer is reviewing a consumer qualification for employment. (c) Except as otherwise provided in Section 1786.28, an investigative consumer reporting agency shall not furnish an investigative consumer report that includes information that is a matter of public record and that relates to an arrest, indictment, conviction, civil judicial action, tax lien, or outstanding judgment, unless the agency has verified the accuracy of the information during the 30-day period ending on the date on which the report is furnished. (d) An investigative consumer reporting agency shall not prepare or furnish an investigative consumer report on a consumer that contains information that is adverse to the interest of the consumer and that is obtained through a personal interview with a neighbor, friend, or associate of the consumer or with another person with whom the consumer is acquainted or who has knowledge of the item of information, unless either (1) the investigative consumer reporting agency has followed reasonable procedures to obtain confirmation of the information, from an additional source that has independent and direct knowledge of the information, or (2) the person interviewed is the best possible source of the information.

CA Labor Code 432.7.

(a) No employer, whether a public agency or private individual or corporation, shall ask an applicant for employment to disclose, through any written form or verbally, information concerning an arrest or detention that did not result in conviction, or information concerning a referral to, and participation in, any pretrial or post trial diversion program, or concerning a conviction that has been judicially dismissed or ordered sealed pursuant to law, including, but not limited to, Sections 1203.4, 1203.4a, 1203.45, and 1210.1 of the Penal Code, nor shall any employer seek from any source whatsoever, or utilize, as a factor in determining any condition of employment including hiring, promotion, termination, or any apprenticeship training program or any other training program leading to employment, any record of arrest or detention that did not result in conviction, or any record regarding a referral to, and participation in, any pretrial or post-trial diversion program, or concerning a conviction that has been judicially dismissed or ordered sealed pursuant to law, including, but not limited to, Sections 1203.4, 1203.4a, 1203.45, and 1210.1 of the Penal Code. As used in this section, a conviction shall include a plea, verdict, or finding of guilt regardless of whether sentence is imposed by the court. Nothing in this section shall prevent an employer from asking an employee or applicant for employment about an arrest for which the employee or applicant is out on bail or on his or her own recognizance pending trial.

CA Civil Code (Consumer Credit Reporting Agencies Act) 1785.20.5. Disclosure Copy of Report

Prior to requesting a consumer credit report for employment purposes, the user of the report shall provide written notice to the person involved. The notice shall inform the person that a report will be used and the source of the report, and shall contain a box that the person may check off to receive a copy of the credit report. If the consumer indicates that he or she wishes to receive a copy of the report, the user shall request that a copy be provided to the person when the user requests its copy from the credit reporting agency. The report to the user and to the subject person shall be provided contemporaneously and at no charge to the subject person.

1786.11.

Every investigative consumer reporting agency that provides an investigative consumer report to a person other than the consumer shall make a copy of that report available, upon request and proper identification, to the consumer for at least two years after the date that the report is provided to the other person.

Cal. Labor Code 222.5

No person shall withhold or deduct from the compensation of any employee, or require any prospective employee or applicant for employment to pay, any fee for, or cost of, any pre-employment medical or physical examination taken as a condition of employment, nor shall any person withhold or deduct from the compensation of any employee, or require any employee to pay any fee for, or costs of, medical or physical examinations required by any law or regulation of federal, state or local governments or agencies thereof.

1024.5. Chapter 3.6. Employer use of consumer credit reports

(a) An employer or prospective employer shall not use a consumer credit report for employment purposes unless the position of the person for whom the report is sought is any of the following: (1) A managerial position. (2) A position in the state Department of Justice. (3) That of a sworn peace officer or other law enforcement position. (4) A position for which the information contained in the report as required by law to be disclosed or obtained. (5) A position that involves regular access, for any purpose other than the routine solicitation and processing of credit card applications in a retail establishment, to all of the following types of information of any one person: (A) Bank or credit card account information. (B) Social security number. (C) Date of birth. (6) A position in which the person is, or would be, any of the following: (A) A named signatory on the bank or credit card account of the employer. (B) Authorized to transfer money on behalf of the employer. (C) Authorized to enter into financial contracts on behalf of the employer. (7) A position that involves access to confidential or proprietary information, including a formula, pattern, compilation, program, device, method, technique, process or trade secret that (i) derives independent economic value, actual or potential, from not being generally known to, and not being readily ascertainable by proper means by, other persons who may obtain economic value from the disclosure or use of the information, and (ii) is the subject of an effort that is reasonable under the circumstances to maintain secrecy of the information. (8) A position that involves regular access to cash totaling $10,000 or more of the employer, a customer, or client, during the workday.

CRIMINAL RECORDS:

If you find that your criminal records are incorrect or incomplete and you would like to take action, you should contact the specific jurisdiction in which the records were originally filed.

Feel free to take a look at some of these resources for more information:
Live Scan Form
Application to Obtain Copy of Criminal History Record
Expunging Criminal Records
Petition for Dismissal
Order for Dismissal
Instructions for completing dismissal forms

CIVIL RECORDS:

All of the following are included in civil records: judgments, liens, evictions, family and small claims cases. If you would like to dispute a record, contact the court in which the record was filed.

In California Appellate Courts are responsible for hearing appeals, to learn more visit the Civil Appeals site. Also visit the California Courts of Appealand Find My Courts for more information.

CONTACT STATE LAW OFFICIALS

California Department of Justice
multiple locations
Phone: (916) 322-3360
Fax: (916) 323-5341

Administrative Office of the Courts
455 Golden Gate Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94102
Phone: (415) 865-4200

Colorado

Employers that are either located in Colorado or hiring Colorado residents must abide by the Federal FCRA, and they should consider the following state laws. For more information on Colorado state laws, please visit the state legislature.

CRS 12-14-.3-105.3 (1)e: Colorado’s reporting laws are preempted by the FCRA.

Please be aware that while this law is on the books, it does not regulate consumer reporting agencies. The FCRA is the controlling law in Colorado, and allows reporting of criminal convictions indefintely.

BACKGROUND CHECK LAWS IN CO:

CRS 12-14-.3-105.3 (1) (e)  Reporting of information prohibited

CR-605(a) No consumer reporting agency shall make any consumer report containing any of the following items of information: (e) Records of arrest, indictment or conviction of a crime that, from the date of disposition, release, or parole, predate the report by more than seven years. 2) The provisions of subsection (1) of this section do not apply to the case of any consumer report to be used in connection with: (c) The employment of an individual at an annual salary that equals or is reasonably expected to equal seventy-five thousand dollars or more.

CRIMINAL RECORDS:

If you find that your criminal records are incorrect or incomplete and you would like to take action, you should contact the specific jurisdiction in which the records were originally filed.

Feel free to take a look at some of these resources for more information:
List of all courts and their contact information
Sealing Juvenile Records
Sealing Underage Drinking and Driving
Sealing a Case – Underage Alcohol
Sealing of Arrest and Criminal Records
Sealing of Criminal Conviction Records

CIVIL RECORDS:

All of the following are included in civil records: judgments, liens, evictions, family and small claims cases. If you would like to dispute a record, contact the court in which the record was filed.

CONTACT STATE LAW OFFICIALS

Office of the State Court Administrator
1300 Broadway, Suite 1200
Denver, CO 80203
Phone: (720) 625-5000

Colorado Department of Public Safety
700 Kipling Street #1000
Denver, CO 80215
Phone: (303) 239-4400
Fax: (303) 239-4670

Connecticut

Employers that are either located in Connecticut or hiring Connecticut residents must abide by the Federal FCRA, and they should consider the following state laws. For more information on Connecticut state laws, please visit the state legislature.

BACKGROUND CHECK LAWS IN CT:

Conn. Gen. Stat.31-51i(h)(2), Duties of consumer reporting agency issuing consumer report for employment purposes containing criminal matters of public record: Each consumer reporting agency that issues a consumer report that is used or is expected to be used for employment purposes and that includes in such report criminal matters of public record concerning the consumer shall: At the time the consumer reporting agency issues such consumer report to a person other than the consumer who is the subject of the report, provide the consumer who is the subject of the consumer report notice that the consumer reporting agency is reporting criminal matters of public record, and the name and address of the person to whom such consumer report is being issued

CRIMINAL RECORDS:

If you find that your criminal records are incorrect or incomplete and you would like to take action, you should contact the specific jurisdiction in which the records were originally filed.

Feel free to take a look at some of these resources for more information:
State of Connecticut Judicial Branch – Criminal/Traffic Division
Full and/or Provisional Pardon Forms and Instructions

CIVIL RECORDS:

All of the following are included in civil records: judgments, liens, evictions, family and small claims cases. If you would like to dispute a record, contact the court in which the record was filed.

CONTACT STATE LAW OFFICIALS

Connecticut Department of Correction
24 Wolcott Hill Road
Wethersfield, CT 06109
Phone: (860) 692-7480

Deleware

Delaware employers who hire Delaware residents to work in the state of Delaware must abide by the federal FCRA and the following state laws. For more information on Delaware state laws, please visit the state legislature.

Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA)

All states must abide by the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA). The FCRA regulates how employers perform employment background checks on job applicants. It protects individuals by ensuring the accuracy, fairness, and privacy of information gathered by the consumer reporting agency. Beyond credit checks, the FCRA covers any background report, such as driving records and criminal records obtained from a consumer reporting agency like SappHire.

CRIMINAL RECORDS:

If you find that your criminal records are incorrect or incomplete and you would like to take action, you should contact the specific jurisdiction in which the records were originally filed.

Feel free to take a look at some of these resources for more information:

Kent County
Instructions
Petition for Expungement

New Castle County
Instructions
Petition for Expungement

Sussex County
Instructions
Petition for Expungement

CIVIL RECORDS:

All of the following are included in civil records: judgments, liens, evictions, family and small claims cases. If you would like to dispute a record, contact the court in which the record was filed.

List of all courts and their contact information
Bill of Particulars
Delaware State Courts

CONTACT STATE LAW OFFICIALS

Judicial Information Center (JIC)
92 Reads Way
Suite 100
New Castle, DE 19720
Phone: (302) 323-5369
Fax: (302) 323-5399

Florida

Florida employers who hire Florida residents to work in the state of Florida must abide by the federal FCRA and the following state laws. For more information on Florida state laws, please visit the state legislature.

Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA)

All states must abide by the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA). The FCRA regulates how employers perform employment background checks on job applicants. It protects individuals by ensuring the accuracy, fairness, and privacy of information gathered by the consumer reporting agency. Beyond credit checks, the FCRA covers any background report, such as driving records and criminal records obtained from a consumer reporting agency like SappHire.

CRIMINAL RECORDS:

If you find that your criminal records are incorrect or incomplete and you would like to take action, you should contact the specific jurisdiction in which the records were originally filed.

Feel free to take a look at some of these resources for more information:
Seal and Expunge Process
Compromised Identity Services

CIVIL RECORDS:

All of the following are included in civil records: judgments, liens, evictions, family and small claims cases. If you would like to dispute a record, contact the court in which the record was filed.

CONTACT STATE LAW OFFICIALS

Contact Information
Office of the State Courts Administrator
State Courts Administrator
500 South Duval Street
Tallahassee, FL 32399
Phone: (850) 922-5081
osca@flcourts.org

Georgia

Employers that are either located in Georgia or hiring Georgia residents must abide by the Federal FCRA, and they should consider the following state laws. For more information on Georgia state laws, please visit the state legislature.

BACKGROUND CHECK LAWS IN GA:

GA Code 35-3-34 (3) (b) “ Georgia Crime Information Center Records

In the event that an employment decision is made adverse to a person whose record was obtained pursuant to this Code section, the person will be informed by the business or person making the adverse employment decision of all information pertinent to that decision. This disclosure shall include information that a record was obtained from the center, the specific contents of the record, and the effect the record had upon the decision. Failure to provide all such information to the person subject to the adverse decision shall be a misdemeanor.

CRIMINAL RECORDS:

If you find that your criminal records are incorrect or incomplete and you would like to take action, you should contact the specific jurisdiction in which the records were originally filed.

Feel free to take a look at some of these resources for more information:
Online Georgia Felon Search
Fingerprinting Fees

CIVIL RECORDS:

All of the following are included in civil records: judgments, liens, evictions, family and small claims cases. If you would like to dispute a record, contact the court in which the record was filed.

CONTACT STATE LAW OFFICIALS

Georgia Crime Information Center
CCH/Identification Services
P.O. Box 370808
Decatur, GA 30037
Fax: (404) 270-8417
gacriminalhistory@gbi.state.ga.us

Administrative Office of the Courts of Georgia
244 Washington Street SW, Suite 300
Atlanta, GA 30334
Phone: (404) 656-5171
TDD/TDY: (404) 463-6788

Hawaii

Hawaii employers who hire Hawaii residents to work in the state of Hawaii must abide by the federal FCRA and the following state laws. For more information on Hawaii state laws, please visit the state legislature.

Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA)

All states must abide by the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA). The FCRA regulates how employers perform employment background checks on job applicants. It protects individuals by ensuring the accuracy, fairness, and privacy of information gathered by the consumer reporting agency. Beyond credit checks, the FCRA covers any background report, such as driving records and criminal records obtained from a consumer reporting agency like SappHire.

BACKGROUND CHECK LAWS IN HI:

HI Revised Statutes 378-2 Discriminatory practices made unlawful; offenses defined.

(a) It shall be an unlawful discriminatory practice: (8) For any employer to refuse to hire or employ, bar or discharge from employment, or otherwise to discriminate against any individual in compensation or in the terms, conditions, or privileges of employment of any individual because of the individual’s credit history or credit report, unless the information in the individual’s credit history or credit report directly relates to a bona fide occupational qualification under section 378-3(2).

[378-2.7] Employer inquiries into and consideration of credit history or credit report.

Notwithstanding 378-2(8):

(1) Inquiry into and consideration of a prospective employee’s credit history or credit report may take place only after the prospective employee has received a conditional offer of employment, which may be withdrawn if information in the credit history or credit report is directly related to a bona fide occupational qualification;

(2) The prohibition against an employer’s refusal to hire or employ, barring or terminating from employment, or otherwise discriminating on the basis of credit history shall not apply to employers who are expressly permitted or required to inquire into an individual’s credit history for employment purposes pursuant to any federal or state law;

(3) The prohibition against an employer’s refusal to hire or employ, barring or terminating from employment, or otherwise discriminating on the basis of credit history shall not apply to managerial or supervisory employees; and

(4) The prohibition against an employer’s refusal to hire or employ, barring or terminating from employment, or otherwise discriminating on the basis of credit history shall not apply to employers that are financial institutions in which deposits are insured by a federal agency having jurisdiction over the financial institution.

In other words:
Employers in Hawaii can only investigate and consider an applicant credit information after a job offer has been made to the applicant. This job offer may be taken off the table if the applicant credit information negatively relates to the qualifications of the position. The restriction that says an employer cannot hire does not apply to: (1) employers who are required or authorized under federal or state law to review an applicant credit information; (2) managerial or supervisory positions; and (3) positions at federally insured financial institutions.

HI Revised Statutes 378-2.5 (a) (b)  Employer inquiries into conviction records
Subject to subsection (b), an employer may inquire about and consider an individual criminal conviction record concerning hiring, termination, or the terms, conditions, or privileges of employment; provided that the conviction record bears a rational relationship to the duties and responsibilities of the position. (b) Inquiry into and consideration of conviction records for prospective employees shall take place only after the prospective employee has received a conditional offer of employment which may be withdrawn if the prospective employee has a conviction record that bears a rational relationship to the duties and responsibilities of the position. (c) For purposes of this section, “conviction” means an adjudication by a court of competent jurisdiction that the defendant committed a crime, not including final judgments required to be confidential pursuant to section 571-84; provided that the employer may consider the employee’s conviction record falling within a period that shall not exceed the most recent ten years, excluding periods of incarceration. If the employee or prospective employee claims that the period of incarceration was less than what is shown on the employee’s or prospective employee’s conviction record, an employer shall provide the employee or prospective employee with an opportunity to present documentary evidence of a date of release to establish a period of incarceration that is shorter than the sentence imposed for the employee’s or prospective employee’s conviction

CRIMINAL RECORDS:

If you find that your criminal records are incorrect or incomplete and you would like to take action, you should contact the specific jurisdiction in which the records were originally filed.

Feel free to take a look at some of these resources for more information:
eCrim Online Access
Public Access Sites
Request for Criminal History Record Check
Expungement Frequently Asked Questions
Application of Expungement of Arrest Records

CIVIL RECORDS:

All of the following are included in civil records: judgments, liens, evictions, family and small claims cases. If you would like to dispute a record, contact the court in which the record was filed.

Oahu: (808)538-5151
Maui District Court: (808)244-2800
Hilo District Court: (808)961-7470
Kona District Court: (808)322-2022
Hamakua District Court: (808)885-4615
Kauai District Court: (808)246-3330 or (808)246-3337
Molokai District Court: (808)553-5451
Lanai District Court: (808)565-6447

CONTACT STATE LAW OFFICIALS

Hawaii Criminal Justice Data Center
465 S. King Street, Room 102
Honolulu, HI 96813
website

Department of the Attorney General
425 Queen Street
Honolulu, HI 96813
Phone: (808) 586-1500
Fax: (808) 586-1239
website

Administrative Offices of the Courts
Aliiolani Hale
417 S. King Street
Honolulu, HI 96813
website

Idaho

Idaho employers who hire Idaho residents to work in the state of Idaho must abide by the federal FCRA and the following state laws. For more information on Idaho state laws, please visit the state legislature.

Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA)

All states must abide by the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA). The FCRA regulates how employers perform employment background checks on job applicants. It protects individuals by ensuring the accuracy, fairness, and privacy of information gathered by the consumer reporting agency. Beyond credit checks, the FCRA covers any background report, such as driving records and criminal records obtained from a consumer reporting agency like SappHire.

CRIMINAL RECORDS:

If you find that your criminal records are incorrect or incomplete and you would like to take action, you should contact the specific jurisdiction in which the records were originally filed.

Feel free to take a look at some of these resources for more information:

Public Records Request Form
Do You Qualify for an Expungement?
Expungement Application

CIVIL RECORDS:

All of the following are included in civil records: judgments, liens, evictions, family and small claims cases. If you would like to dispute a record, contact the court in which the record was filed.

Feel free to take a look at some of these resources for more information:

Magistrate Courts
District Courts

CONTACT STATE LAW OFFICIALS

Bureau of Criminal Identification
Phone: (208)884.7130
Fax: (208)884.7193

Administrative Director of the Courts
PO Box 83720
Boise, ID 83720
Phone: (208) 334-2246
Fax: (208) 947-7590
Email: suggestions@idcourts.net

Illinois

Illinois employers who hire Illinois residents to work in the state of Illinois must abide by the federal FCRA and the following state laws. For more information on Illinois state laws, please visit the state legislature.

Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA)

All states must abide by the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA). The FCRA regulates how employers perform employment background checks on job applicants. It protects individuals by ensuring the accuracy, fairness, and privacy of information gathered by the consumer reporting agency. Beyond credit checks, the FCRA covers any background report, such as driving records and criminal records obtained from a consumer reporting agency like SappHire.

CRIMINAL RECORDS:

If you find that your criminal records are incorrect or incomplete and you would like to take action, you should contact the specific jurisdiction in which the records were originally filed.

Administrative Office of the Courts
3101 Old Jacksonville Road
Springfield, IL 62704
Phone: (217) 558-4490
Fax: (217) 785-3905

State Appellate Defender
203 N. LaSalle Street, 24th Floor
Attn: Expungement Unit
Chicago IL 60601
Toll-Free: (866)787-1776

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CIVIL RECORDS:

All of the following are included in civil records: judgments, liens, evictions, family and small claims cases. If you would like to dispute a record, contact the court in which the record was filed.

List of all appellate courts and their contact information

Contact State Law Officials

Administrative Office of the Courts
3101 Old Jacksonville Road
Springfield, IL 62704
Phone: (217) 558-4490
Fax: (217) 785-3905

State Appellate Defender
203 N. LaSalle Street, 24th Floor
Attn: Expungement Unit
Chicago IL 60601
Toll-Free: (866)787-1776

Circuit Courts
State Appellate Defender Offices

Indiana

Indiana employers who hire Indiana residents to work in the state of Indiana must abide by the federal FCRA and the following state laws. For more information on Indiana state laws, please visit the state legislature.

Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA)

All states must abide by the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA). The FCRA regulates how employers perform employment background checks on job applicants. It protects individuals by ensuring the accuracy, fairness, and privacy of information gathered by the consumer reporting agency. Beyond credit checks, the FCRA covers any background report, such as driving records and criminal records obtained from a consumer reporting agency like SappHire.

CRIMINAL RECORDS:

If you find that your criminal records are incorrect or incomplete and you would like to take action, you should contact the specific jurisdiction in which the records were originally filed.

Feel free to take a look at some of these resources for more information:
List of all courts and their contact information
Petition to Restrict Access to Criminal History Records
Supplemental Form for Additional Criminal Records

CIVIL RECORDS:

All of the following are included in civil records: judgments, liens, evictions, family and small claims cases. If you would like to dispute a record, contact the court in which the record was filed.

List of all courts and their contact infohttp://www.alacourt.gov/JudicialCircuits.aspx

CONTACT STATE LAW OFFICIALS

Indiana Judicial Center
30 South Meridian Street, Suite 900
Indianapolis, IN 46204
Phone: (317)232-1313
Fax: (317)233-3367

Iowa

Iowa employers who hire Iowa residents to work in the state of Iowa must abide by the federal FCRA and the following state laws. For more information on Iowa state laws, please visit the state legislature.

Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA)

All states must abide by the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA). The FCRA regulates how employers perform employment background checks on job applicants. It protects individuals by ensuring the accuracy, fairness, and privacy of information gathered by the consumer reporting agency. Beyond credit checks, the FCRA covers any background report, such as driving records and criminal records obtained from a consumer reporting agency like SappHire.

CRIMINAL RECORDS:

If you find that your criminal records are incorrect or incomplete and you would like to take action, you should contact the specific jurisdiction in which the records were originally filed.

Feel free to take a look at this resource for more information:
Iowa Legal Aid

CIVIL RECORDS:

All of the following are included in civil records: judgments, liens, evictions, family and small claims cases. If you would like to dispute a record, contact the court in which the record was filed.

List of all courts and their contact information

CONTACT STATE LAW OFFICIALS

Iowa Department of Public Safety
215 East 7th Street
Des Moines, Iowa 50319

Iowa Judicial Branch
District Court Clerks
Iowa Court of Appeals

Kansas

Kansas employers who hire Kansas residents to work in the state of Kansas must abide by the federal FCRA and the following state laws. For more information on Kansas state laws, please visit the state legislature.

Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA)

All states must abide by the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA). The FCRA regulates how employers perform employment background checks on job applicants. It protects individuals by ensuring the accuracy, fairness, and privacy of information gathered by the consumer reporting agency. Beyond credit checks, the FCRA covers any background report, such as driving records and criminal records obtained from a consumer reporting agency like SappHire.

KSA Chapter 50 Article 7  Fair Credit Reporting – Obsolete Information

Except as authorized under subsection (b) of this section, no consumer reporting agency may make any consumer report containing any of the following items of information: (5) records of arrest, indictment, or conviction of crime which, from date of disposition, release, or parole, antedate the report by more than seven (7) years. (b) The provisions of subsection (a) of this section are not applicable in the case of any consumer credit report to be used in connection with: (3) the employment of any individual at an annual salary which equals, or which may reasonably be expected to equal twenty thousand dollars ($20,000), or more.

CRIMINAL RECORDS:

If you find that your criminal records are incorrect or incomplete and you would like to take action, you should contact the specific jurisdiction in which the records were originally filed.

Feel free to take a look at some of these resources for more information:
Instructions for Expungement
Petition for Expungement of Arrest Record
Instructions for Expungement of Conviction or Diversion
Petition for Expungement of Conviction or Diversion

CIVIL RECORDS:

All of the following are included in civil records: judgments, liens, evictions, family and small claims cases. If you would like to dispute a record, contact the court in which the record was filed.

List of all courts and their contact information

CONTACT STATE LAW OFFICIALS

Office of Judicial Administration
Phone: (785)296-2256
Fax: (785)296-7076
info@kscourts.org
website

Appellate Clerk’s Office
Phone: (785)296-3229
Fax: (785)296-1028
appellateclerk@kscourts.org

Kentucky

Kentucky employers who hire Kentucky residents to work in the state of Kentucky must abide by the federal FCRA and the following state laws. For more information on Kentucky state laws, please visit the state legislature.

Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA)

All states must abide by the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA). The FCRA regulates how employers perform employment background checks on job applicants. It protects individuals by ensuring the accuracy, fairness, and privacy of information gathered by the consumer reporting agency. Beyond credit checks, the FCRA covers any background report, such as driving records and criminal records obtained from a consumer reporting agency like SappHire.

KRS Chapter 367.00 310 Consumer reporting agency records restriction

No consumer reporting agency shall maintain any information in its files relating to any charge in a criminal case, in any court of this Commonwealth, unless the charge has resulted in a conviction.

CRIMINAL RECORDS:

If you find that your criminal records are incorrect or incomplete and you would like to take action, you should contact the specific jurisdiction in which the records were originally filed.

Feel free to take a look at some of these resources for more information:
AOCFastCheck
Expungement FAQ
Petition to Expunge Convictions
Petition to Expunge Acquittals or Dismissals

CIVIL RECORDS:

All of the following are included in civil records: judgments, liens, evictions, family and small claims cases. If you would like to dispute a record, contact the court in which the record was filed.

List of all courts and their contact information

CONTACT STATE LAW OFFICIALS

Kentucky Court of Justice
100 Millcreek Park
Frankfort, KY 40601
Phone: (800)928-6381 or (502)573-1682

website

Louisiana

Louisiana employers who hire Louisiana residents to work in the state of Louisiana must abide by the federal FCRA and the following state laws. For more information on Louisiana state laws, please visit the state legislature.

Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA)

All states must abide by the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA). The FCRA regulates how employers perform employment background checks on job applicants. It protects individuals by ensuring the accuracy, fairness, and privacy of information gathered by the consumer reporting agency. Beyond credit checks, the FCRA covers any background report, such as driving records and criminal records obtained from a consumer reporting agency like SappHire.

CRIMINAL RECORDS:

If you find that your criminal records are incorrect or incomplete and you would like to take action, you should contact the specific jurisdiction in which the records were originally filed.

Feel free to take a look at some of these resources for more information:
Mail-in Form
Information about Expunging Records

CIVIL RECORDS:

All of the following are included in civil records: judgments, liens, evictions, family and small claims cases. If you would like to dispute a record, contact the court in which the record was filed.

List of all courts and their contact information

CONTACT STATE LAW OFFICIALS

Louisiana State Police
Bureau of Criminal Identification and Information
P.O. Box 66614, #A-6
Baton Rouge, LA 70896-6614
Phone: (225)925-6095
website

Judicial Administrator, Louisiana Supreme Court
400 Royal Street, Suite 1190
New Orleans, LA 70130-8101
Phone: (504)310-2550
website

Maine

Maine employers who hire Maine residents to work in the state of Maine must abide by the federal FCRA and the following state laws. For more information on Maine state laws, please visit the state legislature.

Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA)

All states must abide by the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA). The FCRA regulates how employers perform employment background checks on job applicants. It protects individuals by ensuring the accuracy, fairness, and privacy of information gathered by the consumer reporting agency. Beyond credit checks, the FCRA covers any background report, such as driving records and criminal records obtained from a consumer reporting agency like SappHire.

CRIMINAL RECORDS:

If you find that your criminal records are incorrect or incomplete and you would like to take action, you should contact the specific jurisdiction in which the records were originally filed.

Feel free to take a look at some of these resources for more information:
Online Information Request Service
Frequently Asked Questions
Challenge Criminal History Records

CIVIL RECORDS:

All of the following are included in civil records: judgments, liens, evictions, family and small claims cases. If you would like to dispute a record, contact the court in which the record was filed.

List of all District Courts and their contact information

CONTACT STATE LAW OFFICIALS

Maine State Police
State Bureau of Identification
State House Station #42
Augusta, ME 04333
Phone: (207) 624-7240
website

Maine Administrative Office of the Courts
P.O. Box 4820
Portland, ME 04112
Phone: (207) 822-0792

Maryland

Maryland employers who hire Maryland residents to work in the state of Maryland must abide by the federal FCRA and the following state laws. For more information on Maryland state laws, please visit the state legislature.

Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA)

All states must abide by the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA). The FCRA regulates how employers perform employment background checks on job applicants. It protects individuals by ensuring the accuracy, fairness, and privacy of information gathered by the consumer reporting agency. Beyond credit checks, the FCRA covers any background report, such as driving records and criminal records obtained from a consumer reporting agency like SappHire.

CRIMINAL RECORDS:

If you find that your criminal records are incorrect or incomplete and you would like to take action, you should contact the specific jurisdiction in which the records were originally filed.

Feel free to take a look at some of these resources for more information:
Background Checks
Basic Expungement Information
Expungement Brochure
Form for Petition for Expungement of Records

CIVIL RECORDS:

All of the following are included in civil records: judgments, liens, evictions, family and small claims cases. If you would like to dispute a record, contact the court in which the record was filed.

List of all District Courts and their contact information

CONTACT STATE LAW OFFICIALS

Maryland Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services
300 East Joppa Road, Suite 1000
Towson, Maryland 21286
Phone: (410) 339-5000 or (877) 379-8636
website

Maryland Administrative Office of the Courts
Maryland Judicial Center
580 Taylor Ave.
Annapolis, MD 21401
Phone: (410) 260-1400
website

Massachusetts

Massachusetts employers who hire Massachusetts residents to work in the state of Massachusetts must abide by the federal FCRA and the following state laws. For more information on Massachusetts state laws, please visit the state legislature.

Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA)

All states must abide by the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA). The FCRA regulates how employers perform employment background checks on job applicants. It protects individuals by ensuring the accuracy, fairness, and privacy of information gathered by the consumer reporting agency. Beyond credit checks, the FCRA covers any background report, such as driving records and criminal records obtained from a consumer reporting agency like SappHire.

CRIMINAL RECORDS:

If you find that your criminal records are incorrect or incomplete and you would like to take action, you should contact the specific jurisdiction in which the records were originally filed.

Obtain a copy of your criminal record by mailing this form or ordering online.

MassLegalHelp
Massachusetts Incorrect Criminal Offender Information Complaint

CIVIL RECORDS:

All of the following are included in civil records: judgments, liens, evictions, family and small claims cases. If you would like to dispute a record, contact the court in which the record was filed.

List of all courts in Massachusetts and their contact information

CONTACT STATE LAW OFFICIALS

Administrative Office of the District Court
Edward W. Brooke Courthouse
24 New Chardon Street, First Floor
Boston, MA 02114-4703
Phone: (617)788-8810Fax: (617)788-8985
TTY: (617)788-8809

website

Michigan

Michigan employers who hire Michigan residents to work in the state of Michigan must abide by the federal FCRA and the following state laws. For more information on Michigan state laws, please visit the state legislature.

Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA)

All states must abide by the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA). The FCRA regulates how employers perform employment background checks on job applicants. It protects individuals by ensuring the accuracy, fairness, and privacy of information gathered by the consumer reporting agency. Beyond credit checks, the FCRA covers any background report, such as driving records and criminal records obtained from a consumer reporting agency like SappHire.

CRIMINAL RECORDS:

If you find that your criminal records are incorrect or incomplete and you would like to take action, you should contact the specific jurisdiction in which the records were originally filed.

Feel free to take a look at some of these resources for more information:
Procedure to check criminal history records
Procedure without fingerprints
Procedure to set aside a conviction
Suppression of records (nonpublic)
Procedure to correct a court disposition

CIVIL RECORDS:

All of the following are included in civil records: judgments, liens, evictions, family and small claims cases. If you would like to dispute a record, contact the court in which the record was filed.

Directory of Trial Courts and their contact information

CONTACT STATE LAW OFFICIALS

Michigan State Police Headquarters
333 S. Grand Ave.
P.O. Box 30634
Lansing, MI 48909
Phone: (517) 332-2521
website

Michigan State Court
Administrative Office
Hall of Justice
925 W. Ottawa Street
Lansing, MI 48909
Phone: (517) 373-0128
website

Minnesota

Minnesota employers who hire Minnesota residents to work in the state of Minnesota must abide by the federal FCRA and the following state laws. For more information on Minnesota state laws, please visit the state legislature.

Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA)

All states must abide by the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA). The FCRA regulates how employers perform employment background checks on job applicants. It protects individuals by ensuring the accuracy, fairness, and privacy of information gathered by the consumer reporting agency. Beyond credit checks, the FCRA covers any background report, such as driving records and criminal records obtained from a consumer reporting agency like SappHire.

CRIMINAL RECORDS:

If you find that your criminal records are incorrect or incomplete and you would like to take action, you should contact the specific jurisdiction in which the records were originally filed.

Feel free to take a look at some of these resources for more information:
General Information and Online Search
Public and Private Data
Basics on Criminal Expungement
Forms – Criminal Expungement
Video Tutorial on Expungement Forms

CIVIL RECORDS:

All of the following are included in civil records: judgments, liens, evictions, family and small claims cases. If you would like to dispute a record, contact the court in which the record was filed.

List of all District Courts and their contact information

CONTACT STATE LAW OFFICIALS

Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension
1430 Maryland Ave. East
St. Paul, MN 55106
Phone: (651) 793-7000
website

Minnesota State Court Administrator’s Office
Minnesota Judicial Center (MJC)
Suite #: 135
25 Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.
St. Paul, MN 55155
Phone: (651) 296-2474
website

Mississippi

Mississippi employers who hire Mississippi residents to work in the state of Mississippi must abide by the federal FCRA and the following state laws. For more information on Mississippi state laws, please visit the state legislature.

Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA)

All states must abide by the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA). The FCRA regulates how employers perform employment background checks on job applicants. It protects individuals by ensuring the accuracy, fairness, and privacy of information gathered by the consumer reporting agency. Beyond credit checks, the FCRA covers any background report, such as driving records and criminal records obtained from a consumer reporting agency like SappHire.

CRIMINAL RECORDS:

If you find that your criminal records are incorrect or incomplete and you would like to take action, you should contact the specific jurisdiction in which the records were originally filed.

Feel free to call the Mississippi Department of Public Safety Criminal Investigative Center at (601) 987-1212.

CIVIL RECORDS:

All of the following are included in civil records: judgments, liens, evictions, family and small claims cases. If you would like to dispute a record, contact the court in which the record was filed.

Circuit courts and their contact information

CONTACT STATE LAW OFFICIALS

Gartin Justice Building
Administrative Office of Courts
450 High Street
Jackson, MS 39201

website

Missouri

Missouri employers who hire Missouri residents to work in the state of Missouri must abide by the federal FCRA and the following state laws. For more information on Missouri state laws, please visit the state legislature.

Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA)

All states must abide by the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA). The FCRA regulates how employers perform employment background checks on job applicants. It protects individuals by ensuring the accuracy, fairness, and privacy of information gathered by the consumer reporting agency. Beyond credit checks, the FCRA covers any background report, such as driving records and criminal records obtained from a consumer reporting agency like SappHire.

CRIMINAL RECORDS:

If you find that your criminal records are incorrect or incomplete and you would like to take action, you should contact the specific jurisdiction in which the records were originally filed.

Feel free to take a look at some of these resources for more information:
Fees & Information
Missouri Automated Criminal History Site
Petition for Expungement of Arrest Records
Petition for Expungement of Arrest/Plea/Trial/Conviction(s)
Petition for Correction of Arrest/Court Records

CIVIL RECORDS:

All of the following are included in civil records: judgments, liens, evictions, family and small claims cases. If you would like to dispute a record, contact the court in which the record was filed.

List of all courts and their contact information

CONTACT STATE LAW OFFICIALS

Criminal Justice Information Services
(CJIS) Division
1510 East Elm Street
PO Box 9500
Jefferson City, MO 65102
Phone: (573) 526-6153
mshpcjis@mshp.dps.mo.gov

Montana

Montana employers who hire Montana residents to work in the state of Montana must abide by the federal FCRA and the following state laws. For more information on Montana state laws, please visit the state legislature.

Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA)

All states must abide by the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA). The FCRA regulates how employers perform employment background checks on job applicants. It protects individuals by ensuring the accuracy, fairness, and privacy of information gathered by the consumer reporting agency. Beyond credit checks, the FCRA covers any background report, such as driving records and criminal records obtained from a consumer reporting agency like SappHire.

CRIMINAL RECORDS:

If you find that your criminal records are incorrect or incomplete and you would like to take action, you should contact the specific jurisdiction in which the records were originally filed.

Feel free to take a look at some of these resources for more information:
Criminal History Online Public Records Search
List of all courts and their contact information

CIVIL RECORDS:

All of the following are included in civil records: judgments, liens, evictions, family and small claims cases. If you would like to dispute a record, contact the court in which the record was filed.

List of all courts and their contact information

CONTACT STATE LAW OFFICIALS

Montana Criminal Records
302 North Roberts – 4th Floor
P.O. Box 201403
Helena, MT 59620
Phone: (406) 444-3625
dojitsdpublicrecords@mt.gov
website

Division of Criminal Investigation
2225 11th Avenue, P.O. Box 200151
Helena, MT 59620
Phone: (406) 444-3874
contactdci@mt.gov

Administrative Office of the Courts
Room 328, Park Avenue Building
301 S. Park, P.O. Box 203005
Helena, Montana 59620
Phone: 406-841-2950
Fax: 406-841-2955
Hours: Monday through Friday 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
website

Nebraska

Nebraska employers who hire Nebraska residents to work in the state of Nebraska must abide by the federal FCRA and the following state laws. For more information on Nebraska state laws, please visit the state legislature.

Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA)

All states must abide by the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA). The FCRA regulates how employers perform employment background checks on job applicants. It protects individuals by ensuring the accuracy, fairness, and privacy of information gathered by the consumer reporting agency. Beyond credit checks, the FCRA covers any background report, such as driving records and criminal records obtained from a consumer reporting agency like SappHire.

CRIMINAL RECORDS:

If you find that your criminal records are incorrect or incomplete and you would like to take action, you should contact the specific jurisdiction in which the records were originally filed.

Feel free to take a look at some of these resources for more information:
Nebraska State Patrol Criminal History Reports
Criminal History Record Request Form
Petition to Set Aside a Criminal Conviction
Pardon Application Instructions
Pardon Application Guidelines

CIVIL RECORDS:

All of the following are included in civil records: judgments, liens, evictions, family and small claims cases. If you would like to dispute a record, contact the court in which the record was filed.

District Court Contacts and Addresses
County Court Contacts and Addresses

CONTACT STATE LAW OFFICIALS

Nebraska State Patrol
P.O. Box 94907
Lincoln, NE 68509
Phone: (402) 471-4545

Nebraska Supreme Court
Administrative Office of the Courts
P.O. Box 98910
Lincoln, NE 68509
Phone: (402) 471-3730

Nevada

Nevada employers who hire Nevada residents to work in the state of Nevada must abide by the federal FCRA and the following state laws. For more information on Nevada state laws, please visit the state legislature.

Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA)

All states must abide by the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA). The FCRA regulates how employers perform employment background checks on job applicants. It protects individuals by ensuring the accuracy, fairness, and privacy of information gathered by the consumer reporting agency. Beyond credit checks, the FCRA covers any background report, such as driving records and criminal records obtained from a consumer reporting agency like SappHire.

Nevada Senate Bill 409 – Removal of certain prohibitions on informaton contained in consumer reports.

Bankruptcies – Consumer reporting agencies may disclose to gaming licensees information about bankruptcies older than 10 years

  • Gaming licensees may obtain this information on people seeking employment with the licensee or employment in a position connected directly with the licensee operations.

Criminal records – Consumer reporting agencies may disclose criminal convictions older than 7 years.

However, a plaintiff could arguably claim the FCRA preempts this provision because it contains no gaming exception to the prohibitions on disclosing bankruptcies older than 10 years.

In other words:

Based on this provision, a consumer reporting agency may report records of criminal convictions older than 7 years.

NRS‚613.570 Unlawful acts of employer relating to consumer credit report or other credit information of employee or prospective employee.Except as otherwise provided in NRS 613.580, it is unlawful for any employer in this State to:

In other words:Employers in Nevada cannot take adverse action against an applicant that to say, a decision that is unfavorable to the applicant who does not consent to a credit report as a condition of employment. However, an employer can request and consider an applicant credit report if: the employer is required or authorized by state or federal law; (2) the employer has a good faith belief that the applicant has engaged in illegal activity; or (3) the employer believes that the credit report is significantly related to the position in question (e.g., certain positions in banking, law enforcement, or gaming)

NRs 613.580 Exceptions.An employer may request or consider a consumer credit report or other credit information for the purpose of evaluating an employee or prospective employee for employment, promotion, reassignment or retention as an employee if:

CRIMINAL RECORDS:

If you find that your criminal records are incorrect or incomplete and you would like to take action, you should contact the specific jurisdiction in which the records were originally filed.

Feel free to take a look at some of these resources for more information:
List of Applicable Nevada State statutes
Form for obtaining a copy of criminal record- DPS 006
Information about sealing records
Request a copy of criminal record to challenge the record

CIVIL RECORDS:

All of the following are included in civil records: judgments, liens, evictions, family and small claims cases. If you would like to dispute a record, contact the court in which the record was filed.

List of all Nevada District Courts and their contact information

CONTACT STATE LAW OFFICIALS

State of Nevada Department of Public Safety
555 Wright Way
Carson City, NV 89711
Phone: (775) 684-4808
website

Nevada State Administrative Office of the Courts
Nevada Supreme Court Office of the Clerk
201 South Carson Street, Suite 250
Carson City, Nevada 89701
website

New Hampshire

New Hampshire employers who hire New Hampshire residents to work in the state of New Hampshire must abide by the federal FCRA and the following state laws. For more information on New Hampshire state laws, please visit the state legislature.

Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA)

All states must abide by the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA). The FCRA regulates how employers perform employment background checks on job applicants. It protects individuals by ensuring the accuracy, fairness, and privacy of information gathered by the consumer reporting agency. Beyond credit checks, the FCRA covers any background report, such as driving records and criminal records obtained from a consumer reporting agency like SappHire.

359-B:5 – Obsolete Information

Except as authorized under paragraph II, no consumer reporting agency may make any consumer report containing any of the following items of information:

(e) Records of arrest, indictment, or conviction of crime which from date of disposition, release, or parole, antedate the report by more than 7 years. II. II. The provisions of paragraph I are not applicable in the case of any consumer credit report to be used in connection with:

CRIMINAL RECORDS:

If you find that your criminal records are incorrect or incomplete and you would like to take action, you should contact the specific jurisdiction in which the records were originally filed.

Feel free to take a look at some of these resources for more information:
Criminal Record Release Authorization Form
Instructions for record release

CIVIL RECORDS:

All of the following are included in civil records: judgments, liens, evictions, family and small claims cases. If you would like to dispute a record, contact the court in which the record was filed.

List of all New Hampshire Circuit Court District Divisions and their contact information

CONTACT STATE LAW OFFICIALS

New Hampshire Department of Safety
Division of State Police
Central Repository for Criminal Records
33 Hazen Drive
Concord, NH 03305
Phone: (603) 223-3867
Support Services Bureau, Criminal Records Unit website

New Hampshire Administrative Office of the Courts
Two Charles Doe Drive
Concord, NH 03301
Phone: (603) 271-2521
website

New Jersey

New Jersey employers who hire New Jersey residents to work in the state of New Jersey must abide by the federal FCRA and the following state laws. For more information on New Jersey state laws, please visit the state legislature.

Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA)

All states must abide by the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA). The FCRA regulates how employers perform employment background checks on job applicants. It protects individuals by ensuring the accuracy, fairness, and privacy of information gathered by the consumer reporting agency. Beyond credit checks, the FCRA covers any background report, such as driving records and criminal records obtained from a consumer reporting agency like SappHire.

CRIMINAL RECORDS:

If you find that your criminal records are incorrect or incomplete and you would like to take action, you should contact the specific jurisdiction in which the records were originally filed.

Feel free to take a look at some of these resources for more information:
Instructions for Obtaining Your Criminal History Record
Personal Record Request – Form A
Expungement Kit

CIVIL RECORDS:

All of the following are included in civil records: judgments, liens, evictions, family and small claims cases. If you would like to dispute a record, contact the court in which the record was filed.

List of all County/Local courts and their contact information

CONTACT STATE LAW OFFICIALS

New Jersey State Police
P.O. Box 7068
West Trenton, NJ 08628
Phone: (609) 882-2000
website

Administrative Office of the Courts
Richard J. Hughes Justice Complex
25 Market Street
Trenton, NJ 08625
website

New Mexico

New Mexico employers who hire New Mexico residents to work in the state of New Mexico must abide by the federal FCRA and the following state laws. For more information on New Mexico state laws, please visit the state legislature.

Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA)

All states must abide by the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA). The FCRA regulates how employers perform employment background checks on job applicants. It protects individuals by ensuring the accuracy, fairness, and privacy of information gathered by the consumer reporting agency. Beyond credit checks, the FCRA covers any background report, such as driving records and criminal records obtained from a consumer reporting agency like SappHire.

New Mexico Statute 56-3-6 Report information; limitations

A credit bureau may report the following matters for no longer than the specified periods: (1) bankruptcies of all types for not longer than fourteen years from the date of adjudication of the most recent bankruptcy; (5) arrests and indictments pending trial, or convictions of crimes, for not longer than seven years from date of release or parole. Such items shall no longer be reported if at any time it is learned that after a conviction a full pardon has been granted, or after an arrest or indictment a conviction did not result; and (6) any other data not otherwise specified in this section, for not longer than seven years.

CRIMINAL RECORDS:

If you find that your criminal records are incorrect or incomplete and you would like to take action, you should contact the specific jurisdiction in which the records were originally filed.

Feel free to take a look at this resource for more information:
New Mexico Online Case Lookup

CIVIL RECORDS:

All of the following are included in civil records: judgments, liens, evictions, family and small claims cases. If you would like to dispute a record, contact the court in which the record was filed.

New Mexico Online Case Lookup
State Court websites

CONTACT STATE LAW OFFICIALS

New Mexico Administrative Office of the Courts
237 Don Gaspar
Santa Fe, NM 87501
website

New York

New York employers who hire New York residents to work in the state of New York must abide by the federal FCRA and the following state laws. For more information on New York state laws, please visit the state legislature.

Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA)

All states must abide by the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA). The FCRA regulates how employers perform employment background checks on job applicants. It protects individuals by ensuring the accuracy, fairness, and privacy of information gathered by the consumer reporting agency. Beyond credit checks, the FCRA covers any background report, such as driving records and criminal records obtained from a consumer reporting agency like SappHire.

New York State Consolidated Laws Article 25 Section 380-j  Prohibited information

Prohibited information. (a) No consumer reporting agency shall report or maintain in the file on a consumer, information: (1) relative to an arrest or a criminal charge unless there has been a criminal conviction for such offense, or unless such charges are still pending. (b) Notwithstanding the provisions of paragraph one of subdivision (a) of this section, a consumer reporting agency may collect, evaluate, prepare, use or report information relative to a detention of an individual by a retail mercantile establishment.

(f) (1) Except as authorized under paragraph two of this subdivision, no consumer reporting agency may make any consumer report containing any of the following items of information. (i) bankruptcies which, from date of adjudication of the most recent bankruptcy, antedate the report by more than fourteen years; (v) Records of conviction of crime, which, from date of disposition, release, or parole, antedate the report by more than seven years. (2) The provisions of this subdivision shall not apply to: (2) The provisions of this subdivision shall not apply to: (i) a credit transaction involving, or which may reasonably be expected to involve, a principal amount of fifty thousand dollars or more; (ii) the underwriting of life insurance involving, or which may reasonably be expected to involve, a face amount of fifty thousand dollars or more; or (iii) the employment of any individual at an annual salary which equals, or which may reasonably be expected to equal twenty-five thousand dollars, or more. (iii) the employment of any individual at an annual salary which equals, or which may reasonably be expected to equal twenty-five thousand dollars, or more.

752. Unfair discrimination against persons previously convicted of one or more criminal offenses prohibited.Unfair discrimination against persons previously convicted of one or more criminal offenses prohibited. No application for any license or employment, to which the provisions of this article are applicable, shall be denied by reason of the applicant’s having been previously convicted of one or more criminal offenses, or by reason of a finding of lack of “good moral character” when such finding is based upon the fact that the applicant has previously been convicted of one or more criminal offenses, unless:

N.Y. COR. LAW 754: At the request of any person previously convicted of one or more criminal offenses who has been denied a license or employment, a public agency or private employer shall provide, within thirty days of a request, a written statement setting forth the reasons for such denial

CRIMINAL RECORDS:

If you find that your criminal records are incorrect or incomplete and you would like to take action, you should contact the specific jurisdiction in which the records were originally filed.

Feel free to take a look at some of these resources for more information:
Information About New York Expungement Law
Personal Criminal History Record Review Program

CIVIL RECORDS:

All of the following are included in civil records: judgments, liens, evictions, family and small claims cases. If you would like to dispute a record, contact the court in which the record was filed.

New York Court Locator

CONTACT STATE LAW OFFICIALS

New York State Division of Criminal Justice Services
Alfred E. Smith Building
80 South Swan St.
Albany, New York 12210
Phone: (800) 262-3257
website

NYS Unified Court System
Office of Court Administration
25 Beaver Street – Rm. 852
New York, NY 10004
Phone: (212) 428-2700

NYS Unified Court System
Office of Court Administration
4 ESP, Suite 2001
Empire State Plaza
Albany, NY 12223
Phone: (518) 474-3828
website

North Carolina

North Carolina employers who hire North Carolina residents to work in the state of North Carolina must abide by the federal FCRA and the following state laws. For more information on North Carolina state laws, please visit the state legislature.

Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA)

All states must abide by the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA). The FCRA regulates how employers perform employment background checks on job applicants. It protects individuals by ensuring the accuracy, fairness, and privacy of information gathered by the consumer reporting agency. Beyond credit checks, the FCRA covers any background report, such as driving records and criminal records obtained from a consumer reporting agency like SappHire.

CRIMINAL RECORDS:

If you find that your criminal records are incorrect or incomplete and you would like to take action, you should contact the specific jurisdiction in which the records were originally filed.

Feel free to take a look at some of these resources for more information:

Information on the request process
Criminal Record Search Form
North Carolina Expunction Law
Expungement Process Information
Petition and Order of Expunction Form

CIVIL RECORDS:

All of the following are included in civil records: judgments, liens, evictions, family and small claims cases. If you would like to dispute a record, contact the court in which the record was filed.

List of all county courts and their contact information

CONTACT STATE LAW OFFICIALS

North Carolina Administrative Office of the Courts
P.O. Box 2448
Raleigh, NC 27602
901 Corporate Center Drive,
Raleigh, NC 27607
Phone: (919) 890-1000

website

North Dakota

North Dakota employers who hire North Dakota residents to work in the state of North Dakota must abide by the federal FCRA and the following state laws. For more information on North Dakota state laws, please visit the state legislature.

Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA)

All states must abide by the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA). The FCRA regulates how employers perform employment background checks on job applicants. It protects individuals by ensuring the accuracy, fairness, and privacy of information gathered by the consumer reporting agency. Beyond credit checks, the FCRA covers any background report, such as driving records and criminal records obtained from a consumer reporting agency like SappHire.

CRIMINAL RECORDS:

If you find that your criminal records are incorrect or incomplete and you would like to take action, you should contact the specific jurisdiction in which the records were originally filed.

Feel free to take a look at some of these resources for more information:
Information about access to Court records
Requesting a Criminal History Record Check
information about sealing or expunging

CIVIL RECORDS:

All of the following are included in civil records: judgments, liens, evictions, family and small claims cases. If you would like to dispute a record, contact the court in which the record was filed.

Links to all county courts and their contact information

CONTACT STATE LAW OFFICIALS

North Dakota Bureau of Criminal Investigation
Office of Attorney General
State Capitol
600 E. Boulevard Ave, Dept. 125
Bismarck, ND 58505
Phone: (701) 328-5500
website

North Dakota Court Administrator’s Office
Supreme Court
State Capitol
600 E. Boulevard Ave.
Bismarck, ND 58505
Phone: (701) 328-4216
website

Ohio

Ohio employers who hire Ohio residents to work in the state of Ohio must abide by the federal FCRA and the following state laws. For more information on Ohio state laws, please visit the state legislature.

Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA)

All states must abide by the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA). The FCRA regulates how employers perform employment background checks on job applicants. It protects individuals by ensuring the accuracy, fairness, and privacy of information gathered by the consumer reporting agency. Beyond credit checks, the FCRA covers any background report, such as driving records and criminal records obtained from a consumer reporting agency like SappHire.

CRIMINAL RECORDS:

If you find that your criminal records are incorrect or incomplete and you would like to take action, you should contact the specific jurisdiction in which the records were originally filed.

Feel free to take a look at some of these resources for more information:
Online Booklet: Understanding and Clearing Up Criminal Records in Ohio
Ohio Sheriffs
Sealing a Criminal Record

CIVIL RECORDS:

All of the following are included in civil records: judgments, liens, evictions, family and small claims cases. If you would like to dispute a record, contact the court in which the record was filed.

List of all County and Municipal courts and their contact information

CONTACT STATE LAW OFFICIALS

Buckeye State Sheriff’s Organization
website

Ohio Bureau of Investigation
1560 State Route 56 SW
P.O. Box 365
London, OH 43140
Phone: (740) 845-2000 or 855-BCI-Ohio (224-6446)
website

Oklahoma

Oklahoma employers who hire Oklahoma residents to work in the state of Oklahoma must abide by the federal FCRA and the following state laws. For more information on Oklahoma state laws, please visit the state legislature.

Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA)

All states must abide by the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA). The FCRA regulates how employers perform employment background checks on job applicants. It protects individuals by ensuring the accuracy, fairness, and privacy of information gathered by the consumer reporting agency. Beyond credit checks, the FCRA covers any background report, such as driving records and criminal records obtained from a consumer reporting agency like SappHire.

24-148. Request of consumer report Notice to subject of report

Prior to requesting a consumer report for employment purposes, the requestor or User of the consumer report shall provide written notice to the person who is the subject of the consumer report. The notice shall inform the consumer that a consumer report will be used and the notice shall contain a box that the consumer may check to receive a copy of the report, the user of the consumer report shall request that a copy be provided to the consumer when the user of the consumer report requests its copy from the credit reporting agency. The report sent to the consumer shall be provided at no charge to the consumer.

CRIMINAL RECORDS:

If you find that your criminal records are incorrect or incomplete and you would like to take action, you should contact the specific jurisdiction in which the records were originally filed.

Feel free to take a look at some of these resources for more information:
Criminal History FAQs
Obtaining Criminal History Information
Criminal History Record Information Request Form
Expungement Questions
changing Criminal History Records

CIVIL RECORDS:

All of the following are included in civil records: judgments, liens, evictions, family and small claims cases. If you would like to dispute a record, contact the court in which the record was filed.

List of all Oklahoma District Courts and their contact information

CONTACT STATE LAW OFFICIALS

Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation
6600 North Harvey Place
Oklahoma City, OK 73116
Phone: (405) 848-6724
website

Administrative Office of the Courts
2100 N. Lincoln Blvd. Suite 3
Oklahoma City, OK 73105
Phone: (405) 556-9300
website

Oregon

Oregon employers who hire Oregon residents to work in the state of Oregon must abide by the federal FCRA and the following state laws. For more information on Oregon state laws, please visit the state legislature.

Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA)

All states must abide by the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA). The FCRA regulates how employers perform employment background checks on job applicants. It protects individuals by ensuring the accuracy, fairness, and privacy of information gathered by the consumer reporting agency. Beyond credit checks, the FCRA covers any background report, such as driving records and criminal records obtained from a consumer reporting agency like SappHire.

CRIMINAL RECORDS:

If you find that your criminal records are incorrect or incomplete and you would like to take action, you should contact the specific jurisdiction in which the records were originally filed.

Feel free to take a look at some of these resources for more information:
Court Records Department
Own Record Request Form
Expungement Process

CIVIL RECORDS:

All of the following are included in civil records: judgments, liens, evictions, family and small claims cases. If you would like to dispute a record, contact the court in which the record was filed.

List of all county courts and their contact information

CONTACT STATE LAW OFFICIALS

Oregon State Police
4th Floor
255 Capitol St NE
Salem, OR 97310
Phone: (503) 378-3720
website

Oregon State Court Administrator
Supreme Court Building
1163 State Street
Salem OR 97301
Phone: (503) 986-5500
website

Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania employers who hire Pennsylvania residents to work in the state of Pennsylvania must abide by the federal FCRA and the following state laws. For more information on Pennsylvania state laws, please visit the state legislature.

Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA)

All states must abide by the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA). The FCRA regulates how employers perform employment background checks on job applicants. It protects individuals by ensuring the accuracy, fairness, and privacy of information gathered by the consumer reporting agency. Beyond credit checks, the FCRA covers any background report, such as driving records and criminal records obtained from a consumer reporting agency like SappHire.

CRIMINAL RECORDS:

If you find that your criminal records are incorrect or incomplete and you would like to take action, you should contact the specific jurisdiction in which the records were originally filed.

Feel free to take a look at some of these resources for more information:
How to Obtain a Criminal History Record
Online PATCH
Steps to Expunge a Criminal Record in Pennsylvania

CIVIL RECORDS:

All of the following are included in civil records: judgments, liens, evictions, family and small claims cases. If you would like to dispute a record, contact the court in which the record was filed.

Find a county court

CONTACT STATE LAW OFFICIALS

Pennsylvania State Police
1800 Elmerton Ave.
Harrisburg, Pa 17110
Phone: (717) 783-5599
website

Administrative Office of Pennsylvania Courts Harrisburg
601 Commonwealth Ave.
Suite 1500
P.O. Box 61260
Harrisburg, PA 17106
Phone: (717) 231-3300

Administrative Office of Pennsylvania Courts Philadelphia
1515 Market St.
Suite 1414
Philadelphia, PA 19102
Phone: (215) 560-6300
website

Rhode Island

Rhode Island employers who hire Rhode Island residents to work in the state of Rhode Island must abide by the federal FCRA and the following state laws. For more information on Rhode Island state laws, please visit the state legislature.

Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA)

All states must abide by the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA). The FCRA regulates how employers perform employment background checks on job applicants. It protects individuals by ensuring the accuracy, fairness, and privacy of information gathered by the consumer reporting agency. Beyond credit checks, the FCRA covers any background report, such as driving records and criminal records obtained from a consumer reporting agency like SappHire.

CRIMINAL RECORDS:

If you find that your criminal records are incorrect or incomplete and you would like to take action, you should contact the specific jurisdiction in which the records were originally filed.

Feel free to take a look at some of these resources for more information:
Criminal Record Requests
“What Is An Expungement?”

CIVIL RECORDS:

All of the following are included in civil records: judgments, liens, evictions, family and small claims cases. If you would like to dispute a record, contact the court in which the record was filed.

List of Rhode Island District Courts and their contact information

CONTACT STATE LAW OFFICIALS

Bureau of Criminal Identification
Office of the Attorney General
150 South Main Street
Providence, Rhode Island 02903
Phone: (401) 274-4400
website

Rhode Island Court Administrator
Supreme Court
250 Benefit St
Providence, RI 02903
Phone: (401) 222-3266
website

South Carolina

South Carolina employers who hire South Carolina residents to work in the state of South Carolina must abide by the federal FCRA and the following state laws. For more information on South Carolina state laws, please visit the state legislature.

Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA)

All states must abide by the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA). The FCRA regulates how employers perform employment background checks on job applicants. It protects individuals by ensuring the accuracy, fairness, and privacy of information gathered by the consumer reporting agency. Beyond credit checks, the FCRA covers any background report, such as driving records and criminal records obtained from a consumer reporting agency like SappHire.

CRIMINAL RECORDS:

If you find that your criminal records are incorrect or incomplete and you would like to take action, you should contact the specific jurisdiction in which the records were originally filed.

Feel free to take a look at some of these resources for more information:
Case Records Search
Court Order re: Expungement of Criminal Records
How to Expunge Your Criminal Record in South Carolina

CIVIL RECORDS:

All of the following are included in civil records: judgments, liens, evictions, family and small claims cases. If you would like to dispute a record, contact the court in which the record was filed.

List of all courts and their contact information

CONTACT STATE LAW OFFICIALS

South Carolina Judicial Department
Supreme Court
1231 Gervais Street
Columbia, SC 29201
Phone: (803) 734-1080
website

South Carolina Court Administration
Calhoun Building
1015 Sumter Street, Suite 200
Columbia, SC 29201
Phone: (803) 734-1800
website

South Dakota

South Dakota employers who hire South Dakota residents to work in the state of South Dakota must abide by the federal FCRA and the following state laws. For more information on South Dakota state laws, please visit the state legislature.

Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA)

All states must abide by the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA). The FCRA regulates how employers perform employment background checks on job applicants. It protects individuals by ensuring the accuracy, fairness, and privacy of information gathered by the consumer reporting agency. Beyond credit checks, the FCRA covers any background report, such as driving records and criminal records obtained from a consumer reporting agency like SappHire.

CRIMINAL RECORDS:

If you find that your criminal records are incorrect or incomplete and you would like to take action, you should contact the specific jurisdiction in which the records were originally filed.

Feel free to take a look at some of these resources for more information:
Record Search Information
Record Inquiry & Search Request Form

CIVIL RECORDS:

All of the following are included in civil records: judgments, liens, evictions, family and small claims cases. If you would like to dispute a record, contact the court in which the record was filed.

List of all Circuit Courts and their contact information

CONTACT STATE LAW OFFICIALS

South Dakota Unified Judicial System
State Court Administrator’s Office
500 East Capitol Avenue
Pierre, SD 57501
Phone: (605) 773-3474

website

Tennessee

Tennessee employers who hire Tennessee residents to work in the state of Tennessee must abide by the federal FCRA and the following state laws. For more information on Tennessee state laws, please visit the state legislature.

Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA)

All states must abide by the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA). The FCRA regulates how employers perform employment background checks on job applicants. It protects individuals by ensuring the accuracy, fairness, and privacy of information gathered by the consumer reporting agency. Beyond credit checks, the FCRA covers any background report, such as driving records and criminal records obtained from a consumer reporting agency like SappHire.

CRIMINAL RECORDS:

If you find that your criminal records are incorrect or incomplete and you would like to take action, you should contact the specific jurisdiction in which the records were originally filed.

Feel free to take a look at some of these resources for more information:
TBI Background Checks
Expungement Information
Eligibility Checklist
Demographic for Expungement Petition
Criminal Court Petition
General Sessions Court Petition

CIVIL RECORDS:

All of the following are included in civil records: judgments, liens, evictions, family and small claims cases. If you would like to dispute a record, contact the court in which the record was filed.

List of all courts and their contact information

CONTACT STATE LAW OFFICIALS

Administrative Office of the Courts
511 Union Street, Suite 600
Nashville, TN 37219
Phone: (615) 741-2687 or (800) 448-7970

website

Texas

Texas employers who hire Texas residents to work in the state of Texas must abide by the federal FCRA and the following state laws. For more information on Texas state laws, please visit the state legislature.

Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA)

All states must abide by the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA). The FCRA regulates how employers perform employment background checks on job applicants. It protects individuals by ensuring the accuracy, fairness, and privacy of information gathered by the consumer reporting agency. Beyond credit checks, the FCRA covers any background report, such as driving records and criminal records obtained from a consumer reporting agency like SappHire.

Business & Commerce Code Chapter 20 20.05  Reporting of information Prohibited

(a) Except as provided by Subsection (b), a consumer reporting agency may not furnish a consumer report containing information related to: (4) a record of arrest, indictment, or conviction of a crime in which the date of disposition, release, or parole predates the consumer report by more than seven years. (b) A consumer reporting agency may furnish a consumer report that contains information described by Subsection (a) if the information is provided in connection with: (3) the employment of a consumer at an annual salary that is or may reasonably be expected to be $75,000 or more.

CRIMINAL RECORDS:

If you find that your criminal records are incorrect or incomplete and you would like to take action, you should contact the specific jurisdiction in which the records were originally filed.

Feel free to take a look at some of these resources for more information:
Department of Public Safety
Form for Requesting Personal Review
Detailed information about the DCS criminal records services
Petition for Expunction of Criminal Records

CIVIL RECORDS:

All of the following are included in civil records: judgments, liens, evictions, family and small claims cases. If you would like to dispute a record, contact the court in which the record was filed.

Justice of the Peace courts and their contact information
District and county court clerks

CONTACT STATE LAW OFFICIALS

Texas Department of Public Safety
Crime Records Service
CJIS Field Representatives
P.O. Box 4143
Austin, Texas 78765
Phone: (512) 424-2478
afis_cjis@dps.texas.gov

Utah

Utah employers who hire Utah residents to work in the state of Utah must abide by the federal FCRA and the following state laws. For more information on Utah state laws, please visit the state legislature.

Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA)

All states must abide by the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA). The FCRA regulates how employers perform employment background checks on job applicants. It protects individuals by ensuring the accuracy, fairness, and privacy of information gathered by the consumer reporting agency. Beyond credit checks, the FCRA covers any background report, such as driving records and criminal records obtained from a consumer reporting agency like SappHire.

CRIMINAL RECORDS:

If you find that your criminal records are incorrect or incomplete and you would like to take action, you should contact the specific jurisdiction in which the records were originally filed.

Feel free to take a look at some of these resources for more information:
Criminal History Records
Expungement Application Form
Record Challenge Application
Identity Theft and Criminal Records

CIVIL RECORDS:

All of the following are included in civil records: judgments, liens, evictions, family and small claims cases. If you would like to dispute a record, contact the court in which the record was filed.

List of all courts and their contact information

CONTACT STATE LAW OFFICIALS

Department of Public Safety
Bureau of Criminal Identification
3888 West 5400 South
Salt Lake City, Utah 84129
Phone: (801) 965-4445
Fax: (801) 965-4749

website

Vermont

Vermont employers who hire Vermont residents to work in the state of Vermont must abide by the federal FCRA and the following state laws. For more information on Vermont state laws, please visit the state legislature.

Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA)

All states must abide by the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA). The FCRA regulates how employers perform employment background checks on job applicants. It protects individuals by ensuring the accuracy, fairness, and privacy of information gathered by the consumer reporting agency. Beyond credit checks, the FCRA covers any background report, such as driving records and criminal records obtained from a consumer reporting agency like SappHire.

21 V.S.A 495i Employment Based on Credit Information

(b) An employer shall not:

(1) Fail or refuse to hire or recruit; discharge; or otherwise discriminate against an individual with respect to employment, compensation, or a term, condition, or privilege of employment because of the individual credit report or credit history.

(2) Inquire about an applicant or employee credit report or credit

history.

(c)(1) An employer is exempt from the provisions of subsection (b) of this section if one or more of the following conditions are met:

(A) The information is required by state or federal law or regulation.

(B) The position of employment involves access to confidential financial information.

(C) The employer is a financial institution

(D) The position of employment is that of a law enforcement officer,  emergency medical personnel, or a firefighter.

(E) The position of employment requires a financial fiduciary responsibility to the employer or a client of the employer, including the authority to issue payments, collect debts, transfer money, or enter into contracts.

(F) The employer can demonstrate that the information is a valid and reliable predictor of employee performance in the specific position of employment.

(G) The position of employment involves access to an employer payroll information.

(2) An employer that is exempt from the provisions of subsection (b) of this section may not use an employee or applicant credit report or history as the sole factor in decisions regarding employment, compensation, or a term, condition, or privilege of employment

Vermont Credit Report Disclosure Law:

(d) If an employer seeks to obtain or act upon an employee or applicant credit report or credit history pursuant to subsection (c) of this section, the employer shall: (1) Obtain the employee or applicant written consent each time the employer seeks to obtain the employee or applicant credit report. (2) Disclose in writing to the employee or applicant the employer reasons for accessing the credit report, and if an adverse employment action is taken based upon the credit report, disclose the reasons for the action in writing. The employee or applicant has the right to contest the accuracy of the credit report or credit history. (3) Ensure that none of the costs associated with obtaining an employee or an applicant credit report or credit history are passed on to the employee or applicant

CRIMINAL RECORDS:

If you find that your criminal records are incorrect or incomplete and you would like to take action, you should contact the specific jurisdiction in which the records were originally filed.

Feel free to take a look at some of these resources for more information:
Criminal Convictions Records
More information on how to request records successfully
Read more about the process of record removal in Vermont
Contact information for each jurisdiction

CIVIL RECORDS:

All of the following are included in civil records: judgments, liens, evictions, family and small claims cases. If you would like to dispute a record, contact the court in which the record was filed.

List of all courts and their contact information

CONTACT STATE LAW OFFICIALS

Vermont Criminal Information Center
103 South Main Street
Waterbury, Vermont 05671
Phone: (802) 244-8727
Fax: (802) 241-5552
website

Court Administrator
109 State Street
Montpelier, VT 05609
Phone: (802) 828-3278
website

Virginia

Virginia employers who hire Virginia residents to work in the state of Virginia must abide by the federal FCRA and the following state laws. For more information on Virginia state laws, please visit the state legislature.

Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA)

All states must abide by the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA). The FCRA regulates how employers perform employment background checks on job applicants. It protects individuals by ensuring the accuracy, fairness, and privacy of information gathered by the consumer reporting agency. Beyond credit checks, the FCRA covers any background report, such as driving records and criminal records obtained from a consumer reporting agency like SappHire.

CRIMINAL RECORDS:

If you find that your criminal records are incorrect or incomplete and you would like to take action, you should contact the specific jurisdiction in which the records were originally filed.

Feel free to take a look at some of these resources for more information:
Online Background Search
Blank Request Form
How to Expunge Your Criminal Charge in Virginia
Petition for Expungement – Acquittal/Dismissal

CIVIL RECORDS:

All of the following are included in civil records: judgments, liens, evictions, family and small claims cases. If you would like to dispute a record, contact the court in which the record was filed.

List of all District Courts and their contact information

CONTACT STATE LAW OFFICIALS

Virginia State Police
P.O. Box 27472
Richmond, VA 23261
Phone: (804) 674-2000
website

Office of the Executive Secretary
Supreme Court of Virginia
100 North Ninth Street
Richmond, Virginia 23219
Phone: (804) 786-6455
website

Washington

Washington employers who hire Washington residents to work in the state of Washington must abide by the federal FCRA and the following state laws. For more information on Washington state laws, please visit the state legislature.

Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA)

All states must abide by the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA). The FCRA regulates how employers perform employment background checks on job applicants. It protects individuals by ensuring the accuracy, fairness, and privacy of information gathered by the consumer reporting agency. Beyond credit checks, the FCRA covers any background report, such as driving records and criminal records obtained from a consumer reporting agency like SappHire.

RCW 19.182.040 Consumer report Prohibited information Exceptions

Except as authorized under subsection (2) of this section, no consumer reporting agency may make a consumer report containing any of the following items of information: (e) Records of arrest, indictment, or conviction of crime that, from date of disposition, release, or parole, antedate the report by more than seven years. (2) Subsection (1)(a) through (e) and (g) of this section is not applicable in the case of a consumer report to be used in connection with: (a) A credit transaction involving, or that may reasonably be expected to involve, a principal amount of fifty thousand dollars or more; (b) The underwriting of life insurance involving, or that may reasonably be expected to involve, a face amount of fifty thousand dollars or more; or (c) The employment of an individual at an annual salary that equals, or that may reasonably be expected to equal, twenty thousand dollars or more.

RCW 19.182.020 Consumer Reports – Furnishing – Procuring

(c) a person may not procure a consumer report for employment purposes where any information contained in the report bears on the consumer’s creditworthiness, credit standing, or credit capacity, unless the information is either:

(i) Substantially job related and the employer’s reasons for the use of such information are disclosed to the consumer in writing; or

(ii) Required by law

CRIMINAL RECORDS:

If you find that your criminal records are incorrect or incomplete and you would like to take action, you should contact the specific jurisdiction in which the records were originally filed.

Feel free to take a look at some of these resources for more information:
Obtaining Public Records
Request for Deletion of Records

CIVIL RECORDS:

All of the following are included in civil records: judgments, liens, evictions, family and small claims cases. If you would like to dispute a record, contact the court in which the record was filed.

List of all courts and their contact information

CONTACT STATE LAW OFFICIALS

Washington State Patrol
PO Box 42600
Olympia WA 98504
Phone: (360) 596-4000

Washington State Attorney General
1125 Washington Street SE
PO BOX 40100
Olympia, WA 98504
Phone: (360) 753-6200
publicrecords@atg.wa.gov

Administrative Office of the Courts
1112 Quince St
Olympia, WA 98501
Phone: (360) 753-3365
Fax: (360) 956-5700
website

West Virginia

West Virginia employers who hire West Virginia residents to work in the state of West Virginia must abide by the federal FCRA and the following state laws. For more information on West Virginia state laws, please visit the state legislature.

Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA)

All states must abide by the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA). The FCRA regulates how employers perform employment background checks on job applicants. It protects individuals by ensuring the accuracy, fairness, and privacy of information gathered by the consumer reporting agency. Beyond credit checks, the FCRA covers any background report, such as driving records and criminal records obtained from a consumer reporting agency like SappHire.

CRIMINAL RECORDS:

If you find that your criminal records are incorrect or incomplete and you would like to take action, you should contact the specific jurisdiction in which the records were originally filed.

Feel free to take a look at some of these resources for more information:
Criminal Records
Petition for Expungement of Criminal Records

CIVIL RECORDS:

All of the following are included in civil records: judgments, liens, evictions, family and small claims cases. If you would like to dispute a record, contact the court in which the record was filed.

Circuit courts and their contact information

CONTACT STATE LAW OFFICIALS

West Virginia State Police Headquarters
725 Jefferson Road
South Charleston, WV 25309
Phone: (304) 746-2100
website

Administrative Office of the Courts
Capitol Complex
Building One, Room E-100
Charleston, WV 25305
Phone: (304) 558-0145
Fax: (304) 558-1212
website

Wisconsin

Wisconsin employers who hire Wisconsin residents to work in the state of Wisconsin must abide by the federal FCRA and the following state laws. For more information on Wisconsin state laws, please visit the state legislature.

Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA)

All states must abide by the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA). The FCRA regulates how employers perform employment background checks on job applicants. It protects individuals by ensuring the accuracy, fairness, and privacy of information gathered by the consumer reporting agency. Beyond credit checks, the FCRA covers any background report, such as driving records and criminal records obtained from a consumer reporting agency like SappHire.

CRIMINAL RECORDS:

If you find that your criminal records are incorrect or incomplete and you would like to take action, you should contact the specific jurisdiction in which the records were originally filed.

Feel free to take a look at some of these resources for more information:
Criminal History Records Unit
Petition to Expunge Court Record of Conviction
Petition to Expunge Court Record of Conviction (Prior to July 1, 2009)
Office of Privacy Protection Information

CIVIL RECORDS:

All of the following are included in civil records: judgments, liens, evictions, family and small claims cases. If you would like to dispute a record, contact the court in which the record was filed.

Circuit courts and their contact information

CONTACT STATE LAW OFFICIALS

Wisconsin Department of Justice
P.O. Box 7857
Madison, WI 53707
Phone: (608) 266-1221
Fax: (608) 267-2779

website

Wyoming

Wyoming employers who hire Wyoming residents to work in the state of Wyoming must abide by the federal FCRA and the following state laws. For more information on Wyoming state laws, please visit the state legislature.

Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA)

All states must abide by the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA). The FCRA regulates how employers perform employment background checks on job applicants. It protects individuals by ensuring the accuracy, fairness, and privacy of information gathered by the consumer reporting agency. Beyond credit checks, the FCRA covers any background report, such as driving records and criminal records obtained from a consumer reporting agency like SappHire.

CRIMINAL RECORDS:

If you find that your criminal records are incorrect or incomplete and you would like to take action, you should contact the specific jurisdiction in which the records were originally filed.

Feel free to take a look at some of these resources for more information:
Court Records Information
Criminal History Checks – FAQ

CIVIL RECORDS:

All of the following are included in civil records: judgments, liens, evictions, family and small claims cases. If you would like to dispute a record, contact the court in which the record was filed.

Circuit courts and their contact information
District courts

CONTACT STATE LAW OFFICIALS

Administrative Office of the Courts
2301 Capitol Ave
Cheyenne, WY 82001
Phone: (307) 777-7678
website

Division of Criminal Investigation
208 S. College Dr
Cheyenne, WY 82002
Phone: (307) 777-7181
Fax: (307) 777-7252
website

NATIONAL LAWS AND RESOURCES

In order to set a standard around hiring policies, the federal government has created the Fair Credit Reporting Act or FCRA to monitor and protect both employers and job seekers. With this law, individuals are protected from unfair workplace discrimination and data breaches of their private, sensitive information. Interested in learning more? Be sure to read the official FCRA full text or summary legal document for more details.

Find any court in the USA: Court Locator Toolhttp://www.uscourts.gov/court_locator/CourtLocatorSearch.aspx

Disclaimer
The material is for informational purposes only and does not constitute legal advice. SappHire recommends all employers consult with legal counsel to develop a legally compliant adverse action policy.

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