NOTICE: State of New York Office of Court Administration Fee Increase

Posted: April 12, 2019

Please be advised that the enacted budget for New York State includes a fee increase for running criminal searches through the Office of Court Administration (OCA). This increase will take the fee Info Cubic passes through to you for New York searches from $65 to $95. The State of NY plans to allocate the $30 increase to the Indigent Legal Services fund. The fee increase will take effect 4/13/2019 at midnight following Governor Cuomo’s signature on the 2020 budget.

The National Association of Professional Background Screeners (NAPBS) advocates for consumer reporting agencies (CRAs) and employers to keep costs down, as they did in this case. This new fee will be mandatory for all organizations accessing the OCA to complete New York criminal background screens.

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