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Minnesota Background Check

Individuals, employers, and volunteers can conduct background checks in Minnesota, by going to the Minnesota 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 Minnesota background check?

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

  1. Visit our site to order a Minnesota 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 Minnesota 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 Minnesota background check cost?

Depending on the type of background check in question the prices may vary. Our electronic Minnesota 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 Minnesota background check?

Turnaround time can range from 24 hours to four weeks.


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

The Minnesota online background check is an electronic name based search from the state of Minnesota criminal record database and the results are returned quicker. A Minnesota 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 Minnesota fingerprint background check turnaround time have longer wait times. 


Where can I get a fingerprint in Minnesota?

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


Minnesota Background Check Laws

As background check laws are always changing, we look to always keep up to date for all the Minnesota background check laws. Please consult your attorney on for legal advice about Minnesota background check laws. Currently, Minnesota has state laws restricting employer use of criminal records. Here, you can view more about a Minnesota Background Check. Minnesota does implement a ban-the-box law for both private and public employers. Employers in Minnesota, public or private, cannot look into criminal history until the candidate has been selected for an interview by the employer or, if there is not an interview, before a conditional offer for the position is made.


Minnesota Statutes 2003 13.02 subdivision 2 – Form

In accordance to Minnesota Statutes 2003 13.02 subdivision 2 – Form, employers in Minnesota must provide candidates written disclosure before ordering a background report; and include a box on the disclosure that the candidate can check off to receive a copy of the report. If a copy is requested, the CRA that made the report must send the candidate a copy of the report within 24 hours and free of charge.



In accordance to 181.645 EXPENSES FOR BACKGROUND CHECKS, TESTING, AND ORIENTATION, except as provided by Section 123B.03 or as otherwise specifically provided by law, an employer cannot require the candidate or employee to pay the cost associated with retrieving a background check.

Written on 2021-02-01 18:58:59 by larry coleman

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