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Maryland Background Check

Individuals, employers, and volunteers can conduct background checks in Maryland, by going to the Maryland government site and filing out the necessary forms below. Due to the state and local laws, some background checks may require fingerprints. Although some professions, like healthcare, government and state employees require fingerprinting, please refer to your potential employer for the need for fingerprints.


How to conduct a Maryland background check?

Individuals, employers, and volunteers can order an electronic Maryland background check by filling out the form on our site. Here is a step by step guide:

  1. Visit our site to order a Maryland Background Check.
  2. Fill out all the necessary information on the custom background check form.
  3. Click the state criminal search checkbox under the zip code text field.
  4. Select Maryland under the state criminal search checkbox.
  5. Fill out card details. We accept Visa, Visa Electron, Discover, JCB, Diners, and American Express.
  6. Click the checkbox I Agree to the Terms and Conditions.
  7. Click captcha.
  8. Click Order Now.
  9. Done! You will be redirected to our homepage and your report will be emailed to the email provide in the background check inquiry.  


How much does a Maryland background check cost?

Depending on the type of background check in question the prices may vary. Our electronic Maine criminal records search is $20.00. While conducting a fingerprint background check, the prices may vary from place to place. 


How long does it take to get the results from a Maryland background check?

Turnaround time can range from 24 hours to four weeks.


What’s the difference between an online Maryland background check and a Maryland fingerprint background check?

The Maryland online background check is an electronic name based search from the state of Maryland criminal record database and the results are returned quicker. A Maryland fingerprint background check is essentially the same background check except an individual must go to a physical fingerprinting location and complete get their fingerprints taken by a certified fingerprint technician. The Maryland fingerprint background check turnaround time have longer wait times. 


Where can I get a fingerprint in Maryland?

Individuals may check local background check companies in the state of Maryland that conduct fingerprints by a certified fingerprint technician. Individuals can also visit Maryland state police and local law enforcement departments to conduct fingerprints. 


Maryland Background Check Laws

As background check laws are always changing, we look to always keep up to date for all the Maryland background check laws. Please consult your attorney on for legal advice about Maryland background check laws. Currently, Maryland has no state laws restricting employer use of criminal records. Here, you can view more about a Maryland Background Check. Maryland does implement a ban-the-box law for public employers and private employers in Maryland with 15 or more employees. 


Code of Maryland §14-1203 (5) – Reporting of obsolete information prohibited

In accordance to Code of Maryland §14-1203 (5) – Reporting of obsolete information prohibited, CRA's cannot report on criminal information that is older than seven years, unless the consumer report is used in connection with: (1) a credit transaction that involves or is expected to involve $50,000 or more; or (2) a life insurance policy of $50,000 or more; or (3) the employment of an canidate with an annual salary that will equal or is expected to equal $20,000 or more.


MD Lab & Emp Code § 3-711 (2013) – Job Applicant Fairness Act

In accordance to MD Lab & Emp Code § 3-711 (2013) – Job Applicant Fairness Act, Maryland employers may consider a candidate or employee’s credit report only in two circumstances: (1) a conditional offer of employment has already been made and the report is not used to deny employment, terminate the employee, or determine the salary, conditions, or privileges of employment, (2) the employer has a legitimate, job-related reason for requesting the credit report and discloses this in writing to the employee or canidate in question.

Written on 2021-02-01 18:17:37 by larry coleman

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