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 Iowa.

State Laws in Iowa

Need To Run Background Screenings in Iowa?

Hire Image provides comprehensive Iowa background checks including the following:

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

Currently, Iowa has no statewide Ban The Box or Fair Chance Hiring Rules. However, the city of Waterloo has its own laws. Employers are able to conduct a criminal background check only after making a conditional job offer.

On June 18, 2021, the Iowa Supreme Court, while upholding a portion of it in that employers must wait until after a conditional offer to inquire about a candidate’s criminal history, struck down restrictions on what types of information could warrant an adverse
employment action. That is, the court invalidated the section that prohibits employers from
making decisions solely based on an applicants’ criminal record.

Currently, Iowa has no statewide Credit History Ban.

Currently, Iowa has no statewide Medical or Recreational Marijuana Laws.

Currently, Iowa has no statewide Salary History Bans.

Iowa County Criminal Search Access Fees

No County Access Fees

Iowa Statewide Criminal Search Access Fees

Iowa Statewide Access Fee $0.00

Iowa MVR Access Fees

Iowa MVR Access Fee $10.85

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 Iowa 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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