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 Texas.

State Laws in Texas

Need To Run Background Screenings in Texas?

Hire Image provides comprehensive Texas background checks including the following:

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

Currently, Texas has no statewide Ban the Box or Fair Chance Hiring Rules. However, the city of Austin has its own rule: Austin’s Fair Chance Ordinance prohibits private employers with fifteen or more employees from inquiring about an applicant’s criminal history until after making a conditional offer of employment. This rule affects employers with at least fifteen employees who work primarily within the City for each working day in twenty or more calendar weeks in the current or preceding calendar year.

Currently, Texas has no statewide Credit History Ban.

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

Currently, Texas has no statewide Salary History Ban.

Texas County Criminal Search Access Fees

No County Access Fees

Texas Statewide Criminal Search Access Fees

Texas Statewide Access Fee $4.00

Texas MVR Access Fees

Texas MVR Access Fee $7.95

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 Texas 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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