Private Investigator

A private investigator is hired to obtain information regarding the identity, habits, conduct, movements, whereabouts, affiliations, associations, transactions, reputation, or character of any person or group of persons. A private investigator may also conduct investigations regarding the credibility of witnesses; the whereabouts of missing persons; the location of missing persons; the location or recovery of lost or stolen property; and the causes and origin of- or responsibility for- fires, libels, or losses. It is the responsibility of licensees to understand the Private Investigators, Bail Enforcement Agents, Watch, Guard or Patrol Agencies and Security Guards License Law.

License Requirements

Fees and terms of licensure

Forms:

Background Screening Services for New York State (CDBG-DR) Disaster Housing Recovery Programs (pdf)

Examination Information and Schedule:

e-Fingerprinting

Frequently Asked Questions


LICENSE LAW —  pdf It is the responsibility of licensees to understand the Private Investigators, Bail Enforcement Agents, Watch, Guard or Patrol Agencies and Security Guards License Law.