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Background Checks

PLEASE NOTE: Pre-employment background checks are only available to Official Government Agencies.

New Jersey Administrative Code (N.J.A.C.) 13:59-1 et seq. authorizes the dissemination of New Jersey criminal history record information (CHRI) by the New Jersey State Police (NJSP), Identification & Information Technology Section (I&ITS), State Bureau of Identification (SBI) for noncriminal justice purposes. The following entities are authorized to obtain from the SBI all records of convictions in the New Jersey state courts and, regardless of their age, all records of pending arrests and charges for violations of New Jersey laws, unless such records have been expunged.

Governmental entities of this state, the federal government, or any other state for any official governmental purpose, including, but not limited to, employment, licensing and the procurement of services;

  • A person or non-governmental entity of any state, that seeks to directly engage the services of the subject of the record, for the purpose of determining a the subject's qualifications for employment, volunteer work or other performance of service;
  • Attorneys-at-law licensed by any state for use in any contested matters docketed in any state or federal court or administrative agencies of this state;
  • Private detectives licensed by the Division of State Police pursuant to N.J.S.A. § 45:19-8 et seq. for the purposes of obtaining information in the furtherance of the performance of their statutorily authorized functions, as specifically enumerated by N.J.S.A. § 45:19-9(a)1 to 9.
  • A person for the purpose of a personal record request.