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Please be advised that effective June 1, 2014 Arkansas is increasing their motor vehicle fees to $13

Please be advised effective July 1, 2016 the state of Louisiana will increase the mvr free from $16 to $18 and state of Vermont will increase from $17 to $18.

Other notes: Please be advised starting July 1st, for the Philippines, we will change to the Nationwide Court Search.

Please be advised effective October 1, 2016 the state of Michigan will increase the mvr fee from $8 to $11.

Effective October 1, 2016 Michigan State fee for Driver Records will increase from 8 to $11 per record.

Effective October 1, 2016 Missouri Statewide government fee will rise from $12 to $13.

Effective November 1, 2016 Virginia State fee for Driver Records will increase from $7 to $8.

Please note: During the Christmas Holiday many government entities, universities, employers will be closed or working with skeleton staffs and additional delays should be expected from the 24th of December through the 2nd of January.

March Holidays
  • Thursday March 2nd Texas Independence Day-Texas
  • Monday March 6th Casimir Pulaski Day Illinois
  • Tuesday March 7th Town Meeting Day Vermont
  • Friday March 17th Evacuation Day Massachusetts
  • Monday March 27th Prince Jonah Kuhio Kalanianaole Day observed Hawaii and Seward Day-Alaska
  • Friday March 31st Cesar Chavez Day California, Colorado and Texas
  • Wednesday March 1st Ash Wednesday-Brazil, March Movement- South Korea, Republic Day-Switzerland, St. David's Day-United Kingdom
  • Monday March 6th Labour Day-Australia
  • Wednesday March 8th Women's Day-China
  • Monday March 13th Adelaide Cup, Canberra Day & Labour Day-Australia, Holi-India
  • Thursday March 16th Davao City Day-Philippines
  • Monday March 20th Vernal Equinox-Japan, Benito Juarezs Birthday-Mexico, St.Joseph's Day-Spain
  • Tuesday March 21st Eid Novuz-India, Human Rights Day-South Africa
  • Thursday March 23rd Shaheed Diwas-India
  • Tuesday March 28th Ugadi & Cheti Chand-India

Due to Winter Storm Stella, the Cisive New York Office will be closed on Tuesday March 14th. The heaviest snowfall is expected to occur from the Northern Middle Atlantic to Southern New England, please expect court record delays in these areas.

Due to a computer virus in Licking County Ohio, court record searches will be delayed. The computer system in Licking has been shut down due to a cyber attack and there is no estimated time when the system will be restored. We will advise when we can resume processing court record leads.

Due to Hurricane Matthew, courts in Florida and South Carolina will be closed through Friday October 7th. Court searches in Florida and South Carolina will be delayed until the current state of emergency passes.

Please be advised that due to court clerk strike in Santa Clara, CA court record searches will be delayed. At this time it is unknown how long the strike will last and if the county is considering obtaining temporary replacements.

The EU-U.S. Privacy Shield, on July 12, 2016, was adopted by the European Commission, establishing a data transfer mechanism between the two regions. The EU data protection authorities indicated in a recent statement that they will hold off for at least one year on any new challenges to the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield. The U.S. Department of Commerce launched its Privacy Shield website where organizations can begin self-certifying to Shield on 1 Aug. CARCO has been diligently working with counsel to be prepared to certify as soon as possible after August 1. Addendums to existing contracts between CARCO and our clients may be required to attest to the provisions of Privacy Shield and those will be sent out in the coming months. Feel free to contact your CARCO representative if you have any questions about Privacy Shield.

Extended MVR Outage Notice
Please be advised that due to logistical changes conducted by our motor vehicle provider, motor vehicle reports will not be available for processing between the hours of 12 am Eastern Standard Time on Saturday May 21st to 5 am Eastern Standard Time on Monday May 23, 2016.
Orders will be held until Monday May 23rd for processing. If you have any questions, please contact your client services representative.

Please be advised effective March 1, 2016 the state of New Hampshire will increase the mvr fee from $12 to $13.

Starting on 09/28/2015 the Monongalia Circuit and Magistrate court records will not be available as the Courts are moving to a new location. This move is scheduled to be completed by 10/05/2015. Service will resume shortly thereafter.

Due to the earthquake in Chile, please expected time services delays. We will update you when time service has returned to normal.

Please be advised that effective July 1, 2015 the state of Oregon has decreased the mvr from $9.63 to $9.55.

Please be advised that effective July 1, 2015 the state of Louisiana has increased the mvr from $6.00 to $16.00.

Effective July 1, 2015 Pennsylvania Department of Transportation will be raising the state motor vehicle fee from $8 to $9.

There will be a delay in processing Oregon court records between June 5th and June 10th in Benton, Clatsop, Columbia, Crook, Douglas, Jackson, Jefferson, Josephine, Lane, Lincoln, Linn, Marion, Multnomah, Polk, Tillamock and Yamhill counties in Oregon. This is due to update in the Oregon Court record system. Once service has resumed, we will process all outstanding leads.

Due to the devastating earthquake in Nepal, expect time service delays on court records.

Puerto Rico criminal leads will be delayed as the repository is operating with reduced personnel next week. Tentative eta for criminal search requests received Tuesday, March 17 through Friday, March 20 will be March 24th or 25th.

New York Court of Administration has informed us that New York criminal record searches may be delayed. This is due to the very high volume of criminal records they are receiving coupled with staffing issues. The court will look to manage a 48 hour turnaround time. If and when the situation changes, we will update accordingly.

Notice by the State of Oregon regarding Multnomah County Court Records. The County is transferring 10 million cases over to a new system and it will take them about 21 days to do so. No new case information will be available from Multnomah County during that time. The Court will stop updating active and stop listing new cases in the old system after May 6th.

Please be advised that, effective April 1, 2014, New York OCA will no longer report a criminal history for any individual whose only conviction was a single misdemeanor more than ten years prior to the date of the request.

M-274 Handbook for Employers
Guidance for Completing New Form I-9 (Employment Eligibility Verification Form)

For our clients who utilize CARCO's Electronic I-9/E-Verify solution, please note the following updates from U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) regarding Form I-94. CBP recently announced an interim final rule (IFR) in the Federal Register to automate Form I-94. Non-immigrants traveling to the US by air or sea will no longer need to complete a paper Form I-94. The interim final rule will be effective Friday, April 26, 2013.

What Clients Should Expect:
  • Foreign travelers will be directed to visit to obtain and print out an electronic Form I-94. (website currently inoperable) Employers will be presented with a computer generated printout of the applicants I-94 card. Which is the "functional equivalent" of the paper Form I-94.
  • Individuals who enter by land or require a secondary inspection as asylees, refugees and parolees will be provided a paper copy of Form I-94 by a CBP officer.Please keep in mind as the employer you will continue to see the small white card affixed to the foreign passport as CBP is not completely doing away with the I-94 card.

EEOC/FTC Joint Publication- Background Checks: What Employers Need to Know. Click here to view.

EEOC Guidance Released on Criminal History Record Checks. Click here to view.

Due to the removal of public access to court records in San Luis Obispo, CA, court record searches in this county will be delayed.

Policy Regarding Misdemeanor Records

Click to view a PDF document regarding the use of the Social Security Check section of our background report.