Charlotte Background Checks

Background checks are a key step to ensuring that the right candidate is hired for the job, but can often take a lot of time and require tedious research to avoid legal trouble. Health Street is here to help companies flawlessly accelerate the background screening process in Charlotte. We can perform criminal database checks, DOT background check services, and even check the references or credentials that a candidate claims on a resume.

Register for a background screening in Charlotte online or by calling (980) 202-4537. Every individual being screened will receive a waiver electronically, and the background screening will begin automatically once it has been signed. If this is the first time that your company has ordered a background screening through Health Street, then we will also send you an agreement to be signed electronically.

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Charlotte NC Background Checks

Statistics About Crime in the City of Charlotte

In 2020, Charlotte law enforcement recorded a total of 14,568 arrests, a 17% increase from 2019.
Of the total Charlotte arrests recorded in 2020, 3,050 were violent crime arrests that included aggravated assault and homicide.
In 2020, law enforcement seized approximately $435,000 worth of drugs in the Charlotte, NC area.
A total of 1,369 drug possession arrests were recorded by the Charlotte Police Department in 2020.

Background Check Laws Specific to the City of Charlotte

Outside of federal FCRA and EEOC background check regulations, employers in the city of Charlotte must also follow North Carolina-specific laws when screening an applicant for potential employment. Under North Carolina law, specific employers are legally required to conduct background checks on individuals applying to high-risk positions. These job fields include substance abuse treatment providers, disability care, and certain health and child care services.

Furthermore, Governor Roy Cooper signed Executive Order No. 158 in August 2020 to create "ban-the-box" restrictions for state employees. Under this order, employers are unable to conduct a criminal history check until at least an initial interview has been completed. Likewise, state employers must remove any application questions that inquire into an individual's past criminal history. Bear in mind, this law currently does not include private employers and only covers state positions.

Background Screening Stories in the City of Charlotte

In June 2021, Charlotte-area resident Lisa Hill pled guilty to stealing from her employer—for a third time in less than a decade—substantially highlighting the importance of background screenings in North Carolina. According to case details, Hill's first theft took place at a motorcycle sales company where she worked as a senior accountant. Over the course of her employment, Hill embezzled more than $800,000 from the business.

After settling on a repayment deal in court, the U.S Attorney's Office in Charlotte then charged Hill with issuing herself 15 checks totaling $22,000 from the bank accounts of a Charlotte-based company where she was hired as a comptroller. With steep restitution payments in her name, Hill went on to embezzle another $550,000 from a Rock Hill development company after she was hired as the chief financial officer from May 2020 to January 2021. With a total embezzlement amount of $1.35 million, her previous employers now understand the importance of employee background checks.

What Types of Background Screenings Does Health Street Offer in Charlotte?

Criminal Background Screening Packages

Our criminal background screenings for Charlotte always start with a Social Security Number Trace. Choose from one of our popular options below, including the option to build your own package.

Platinum Background Package - $175

The Platinum Background Package includes everything listed in the Triple Database package, plus:

Court Record Package (State and/or County level).

Build Your Own

This package can be mixed and matched to meet your needs, including options such as:

The final price will depend on the combination of services selected.

Additional Background Screening Services

Our DOT screening services or resume verification can help you save valuable time and ensure that your candidates meet the requirements for the job.

Resume Verification

Starting at $39, our Resume Verification can be ordered to check a candidate's:

Work history
Credentials or certifications

DOT Background Check

The price of this option depends on which of the background check services is selected. We offer a variety of DOT Background Check, including:

Why Order a Background Check

Why Are Background Screenings in Charlotte Important?

Background checks for employment are critical to making informed decisions and hiring the best candidates for your company. Ordering a background screening in Charlotte can reduce risks and create a safer workplace for your employees. Hiring the wrong people for the job can have a detrimental impact not only on your employees, but possibly even the reputation of the company.

Why Choose Health Street For Charlotte Background Screenings?

Effective background screenings require knowing and following rules and regulations that can vary by location. For this reason, completing background checks by yourself can result in legal trouble. Health Street has over a decade of experience monitoring laws and regulations to ensure compliance in Charlotte.

Health Street can help you quickly and efficiently expose criminal activity, avoid uncovering more information than legally allowed, and answer any questions that you may have along the way.

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Background Checks for Other Locations

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Different states have different background screening regulations. View our state directory of background checks.

Employment Screening Services

Health Street offers a variety of other services, including:


"2020 End of Year Report." Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department,
"Arrests Offense Counts in Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department." FBI Crime Data Explorer,
"§ 122C-80. Criminal history record check required for certain applicants for employment." North Carolina Legislature,
"Executive Order No. 158." State of North Carolina Governor Ray Cooper,
"Holy background check, Batman: NC woman embezzles for third time. Total take: $1.35m.",