One search credit will let you enter one search and view one matching record if there are any that match your search information. A search credit will still be used even if there are no matches or if you do not view a matching record.
Additional search credits will be used if you repeat the search with the same or different search information, or if you view more than one person's record in the search results list.
Generally you will only need one search credit for each person you are searching for, but you may need to use more if you know of more than one name the person has used, you are not sure of the spelling of their name, or there are any other reasons why you may want to search for more than one combination of information by doing multiple searches.
Search credits for the Department of Public Safety CRS Public Site are $3 plus a fee added to the total order depending on the payment method. You can see how the exact amount will be calculated by logging into the website, clicking on "Criminal History Search" on the left side of the page, then clicking on "Purchase Credits"on the next page. Currently, check payments will have a fee of $1.25 added to the total and credit card payments will have 2.25% of the order plus $0.50 added.
Search credits purchased by credit card will be available to use immediately. Search credits purchased by mailing in a check will be available on your account when we receive your check and enter the check information to be processed.