Private Detective/Investigation Licensing

Overview

The Private Detective/Investigation Industry is heavily regulated by both state and local authorities throughout the country. Each authority has unique licensing laws, application requirements, and, very often, multitudes of forms that must be completed in order to obtain just one license. Given our experience regarding specific jurisdictional requirements, LicenseLogix can streamline the process of determining and obtaining the proper licenses for your business. We provide comprehensive research regarding your licensing requirements, and we prepare error-free application packets, minimizing time-consuming and costly delays.

Background

Due to the intrinsically dangerous nature of the industry, Private Detectives and Investigators are heavily regulated by both state and local licensing authorities. The most basic agency license application may require a fee, fingerprints, proof of experience, a credit report, a surety bond, and/or a certificate of insurance. Many states with statewide private investigation regulations allow local jurisdictions to adopt their own regulations, which are often more stringent. When such agencies are not regulated at the state level, they are almost always regulated, just as heavily, at the local level. Furthermore, any employees that will be providing investigative services (private detectives) are likely to have individual licensing requirements to which they must adhere.

Ramifications of Non-Compliance

States impose various penalties on not only unlicensed Private Investigation Companies, but also on licensed companies employing unlicensed detectives. Such penalties may include a Cease and Desist Order, fines, or even imprisonment. Some states may even create entire departments that are tasked only with seeking out unlicensed providers

How we help your business:

  1. We stay up-to-date with changing requirements and forms so you can focus on the job at hand.
  2. We complete license applications efficiently and correctly, allowing your in-house staff to save valuable time struggling to obtain the proper licenses.
  3. Once your license has been issued, we ensure that you remain compliant with all licensing laws.

More Resources:

- United States Association of Professional Investigators


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