What are they?

Some states charge fees to perform motor vehicle record checks and some courthouses to conduct county felony and misdemeanor criminal searches. These fees are implied to cover their own internal expenses and are therefore outside of HireRight's control. HireRight does not mark up any of these fees; they are passed directly to you.

Do all states and courthouses charge fees?

About 1/3 of all counties have surcharges and the counties within each state vary (i.e. some will charge, some will not) however, almost every state imposes some sort of fee for a motor vehicle record check.

How much do they charge?

Fees can range from as little as $1 up to $65 (in the state of New York for example). If there is a surcharge, the average cost is about $5 per order.