State of NY increases the cost of statewide criminal records search.
As part of the recently passed NY state budget the New York State Office of Court Administration has increased the state imposed fee for a statewide criminal record search from $65 to $95. This fee also impacts county criminal record searches in the following counties:
Allegany, Bronx, Cayuga, Fulton, Kings, Montgomery, Nassau, New York, Orleans, Queens and Richmond.
(These are counties that can only be searched via the statewide record search.)
Why the increase?
NY, which already imposed the highest access fee in the country, increased the cost to help fund the NY State indigent defense fund.
How will this impact me?
If you order a statewide NY criminal record search or order a background check that includes a county criminal record search in one of the impacted counties you could be subject to this access fee.