District of Columbia
Background Checks

Important background check guidelines and information regarding national criminal background checks, criminal record checks, criminal history checks, court and MVR fees in the state of District of Columbia.

District of Columbia
State Laws in District of Columbia

Need To Run Background Screenings in District of Columbia?

Hire Image provides comprehensive and certified District of Columbia background checks including the following:

  • Employment background checks
  • Criminal background checks
  • Drug screening tests
  • Educational verifications
  • Driving record searches

Currently, employers with 11 or more employees cannot check an applicant’s criminal records until after a conditional job offer is made.

Currently, employers are prohibited from requiring an applicant, intern, or employee to submit credit information as part of the hiring process or during the individual’s employment. Employers are also prohibited from using, referring to, or inquiring into and applicant, intern, or employee’s credit information.

Currently, District of Columbia allows the use and possession of marijuana by individuals for medical purposes by qualifying patients who have a recommendation from a doctor to use medical marijuana. The law specifically does not allow for home cultivation. Persons aged 21 and older may possess. Transfer, cultivate, and use marijuana for recreational use on private property. Employers may only test a prospective employee for marijuana use after a conditional offer of employment has been offered.

Currently, District of Columbia has no statewide Salary History Bans

District of Columbia County Criminal Search Access Fees

Washington DC, $3.25

District of Columbia Statewide Criminal Search Access Fees

District of Columbia Statewide Access Fee $3.25

District of Columbia MVR Access Fees

District of Columbia MVR Access Fee $13.65

See the Hire Image Resource Library for more information and to access helpful, up-to-date resource guides for your background and drug screening needs.

Easily request our online District of Columbia background checks 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Fast turnaround times. Simple and affordable.

Free Background Screening Compliance Review

Are You In Compliance? These 6 steps will help you stay in background screening compliance.

  • Candidate notification (stand-alone disclosure)
  • Obtain candidate’s signed authorization AND provide
  • Mandatory FCRA summary of rights and state disclosures
  • Pre-adverse notification (if applicable)
  • Leave time for candidate to dispute
  • You decide: Hire, or Not (send adverse action letter)

Let Hire Image experts review your background screening forms and process to assess compliance with federal and local laws and regulations.

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