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 Maine.

State Laws in Maine

Need To Run Background Screenings in Maine?

Hire Image provides comprehensive Maine background checks including the following:

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

Currently, Maine employers are prohibited from requesting Criminal Record information on initial employment applications. They are also prohibited from stating in any manner that persons with criminal histories may not apply for a job. Exceptions to the new law include where federal or state laws or regulations mandate that criminal convictions disqualify an applicant for a position, require an employer not to hire an applicant who had been convicted of certain crimes, or require an employer to conduct a criminal history record check.

Currently, Maine has no statewide Credit History Ban.

Currently, Maine allows the use and possession of Marijuana by individuals for medical purposes by qualifying patients. Persons 21 years of age and older may grow, gift, and possess Marijuana for recreational use. An employer is not required “to permit or accommodate the use, consumption, possession, trade, display, transportation, sale or growing of cannabis in the workplace.”

Currently, Maine employers are prohibited from asking about a prospective employee’s Compensation History until after the employer has extended a job offer that includes compensation terms.

Maine County Criminal Search Access Fees

Maine, All Counties, $40.00

Maine Statewide Criminal Search Access Fees

Maine Statewide Access Fee $21.00

Maine MVR Access Fees

Maine MVR Access Fee $12.00

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 Maine 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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