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 Missouri.

State Laws in Missouri

Need To Run Background Screenings in Missouri?

Hire Image provides comprehensive Missouri background checks including the following:

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

Currently, Missouri has no statewide Ban the Box or Fair Chance Hiring Rules. However, the cities of ColumbiaSt. Louis and Kansas City have their own rules. Columbia: Employers are prohibited from asking about an applicant’s criminal history until after a conditional offer of employment has been made. St. Louis: St. Louis employers with 10 or more employees are prohibited from basing their hiring or promotion decisions on an applicant’s criminal history. Kansas City: Employers with six or more employees are prohibited from making criminal history inquiries until after the job interview and a determination that an individual is otherwise qualified for the position is made.

Currently, Missouri has no statewide Credit History Ban.

Currently, Missouri allows the use and possession of Marijuana by individuals for qualifying medical conditions by qualifying patients.

Currently, Missouri has no statewide Salary History Ban. However, the city of Kansas City has its own ban. Kansas City employers with six or more employees are prohibited from:

Asking about the salary history of an applicant for employment;

Screening applicants based on their current or prior wages, benefits, other compensation, or salary histories;

Relying on the salary history of an applicant in deciding whether to offer employment or in determining the salary, benefits, or other compensation for such applicant during the hiring process; or refuse to hire or retaliate against an applicant for not disclosing his or her salary history.

Missouri County Criminal Search Access Fees

No County Access Fees

Missouri Statewide Criminal Search Access Fees

Missouri Statewide Access Fee $16.35

Missouri MVR Access Fees

Missouri MVR Access Fee $6.00

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.

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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)

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