Tenant Background Checks

Nationwide Criminal History Database Scans

Checking your rental applicant’s criminal history is a necessity to protect you and your rental property, and isn’t something to skimp on. ApplyConnect reports include a thorough criminal background check, with a multi-jurisdictional court record search of all 50 states (plus, Washington, D.C.), sex offender registry scan, and more. Through cross-referencing of all known alias’ an applicant has used in the past, the ApplyConnect tenant background check is the most accurate and reliable in the rental housing industry.

Tenant Background Checks

Nationwide Criminal History Database Scans

landlord criminal tenant background check

Checking your rental applicant’s criminal history is a necessity to protect you and your rental property, and isn’t something to skimp on. ApplyConnect reports include a thorough criminal background check, with a multi-jurisdictional court record search of all 50 states (plus, Washington, D.C.), sex offender registry scan, and more. Through cross-referencing of all known alias’ an applicant has used in the past, the ApplyConnect tenant background check is the most accurate and reliable in the rental housing industry.

landlord criminal tenant background check

Know the Important Things Before Renting.

Every nationwide criminal database scan within your ApplyConnect report scans local courts from all 50 states (+ Washington, D.C.) for:

  • Sex Offender Registry
  • Wants and warrants
  • Terrorist (OFAC) watchlist

* Some data may be redacted in consideration of different state requirements.

  • Court and incarceration records
  • Traffic records*
  • Prison / inmate records and probation /parole / release information

Know the Important Things Before Renting.

landlord criminal tenant background check

Every nationwide criminal database scan within your ApplyConnect report scans local courts from all 50 states (+ Washington, D.C.) for:

  • Sex Offender Registry
  • Wants and warrants
  • Terrorist (OFAC) watchlist
  • Court and incarceration records
  • Traffic records*
  • Prison / inmate records and probation /parole / release information

* Some data may be redacted in consideration of different state requirements.

We scan the for you.

Included in each ApplyConnect report is a sex offender registry scan. This searches all 50 state registries, the District of Columbia (D.C.), several U.S. territories, and Native American tribes. If available, your report might also include photos and physical descriptors with the sex offender registry record.

We scan the for you.

Included in each ApplyConnect report is a sex offender registry scan. This searches all 50 state registries, the District of Columbia (D.C.), several U.S. territories, and Native American tribes. If available, your report might also include photos and physical descriptors with the sex offender registry record.

How ApplyConnect Works

Getting started with ApplyConnect tenant screening can be accomplished in just three steps!

Create Your Account

Simply complete a quick form and create an account! After filling out the short registration form and having your identity verified by Experian, you’re good to go. Not only is this process something that can be completed quickly, but it’s also free.

Invite Your Applicants

Invite your applicants to share their credit report with you. After creating an account, the applicant will then pay the $28.50 fee for the report (Want to pay for the report? You can!), and give consent for it to be shared with you.

View, Print, and Fill That Vacancy

ApplyConnect reports are processed within a matter of seconds after the applicant has paid. You’ll receive an email alert when the report is available, and can be viewed easily from your account dashboard. Now you have all the tenant information you need to make an informed decision.

Create Your Account

Simply complete a quick form and create an account! After filling out the short registration form and having your identity verified by Experian, you’re good to go. Not only is this process something that can be completed quickly, but it’s also free.

Invite Your Applicants

Invite your applicants to share their credit report with you. After creating an account, the applicant will then pay the $28.50 fee for the report (Want to pay for the report? You can!), and give consent for it to be shared with you.

View, Print, and Fill That Vacancy

ApplyConnect reports are processed within a matter of seconds after the applicant has paid. You’ll receive an email alert when the report is available, and can be viewed easily from your account dashboard. Now you have all the tenant information you need to make an informed decision.

Do You Know the Facts about Tenant Background Checks?

Find out if you know the truth behind these common criminal history data myths.

MYTH

A Criminal Conviction can be used Against an Applicant Forever.

FACT

A growing number of states have limitations on criminal convictions. Typically, criminal convictions are reported for 7 years, starting from the date of conviction. However, certain crimes (like registered sex offenders) can be included beyond 7 years.

MYTH

All Criminal Records have the Same Type of Data.

FACT

Each jurisdiction controls what data is stored, and how much (if any) they’ll provide to screening companies. The type of records returned may vary by jurisdiction, which come from police and sheriff agencies (arrests), wants and warrants, convictions and appeals from the court (county, state, federal, & military), jails and prisons, and more.

MYTH

It’s a Traffic Ticket, not a Criminal Offense!

FACT

Although traffic tickets may seem insignificant based on how common it is to receive a ticket, the law is the law. If a law was not broken, a citation (infraction) wouldn’t have been issued in the first place. Many counties’ databases include them with misdemeanors and felonies.

MYTH

I Can’t use Criminal Records because there is Too Much Liability.

FACT

If legally permitted (mobile home parks commonly have restrictions), you can and should use them in your decision process. So long as the records you receive are verified and are within the legal reporting period, it’s a great method to keep your rental properties safe.

FACT: A growing number of states have limitations on criminal convictions. Typically, criminal convictions are reported for 7 years, starting from the date of conviction. However, certain crimes (like registered sex offenders) can be included beyond 7 years.

FACT: Each jurisdiction controls what data is stored, and how much (if any) they’ll provide to screening companies. The type of records returned may vary by jurisdiction, which come from police and sheriff agencies (arrests), wants and warrants, convictions and appeals from the court (county, state, federal, & military), jails and prisons, and more.

FACT: Although traffic tickets may seem insignificant based on how common it is to receive a ticket, the law is the law. If a law was not broken, a citation (infraction) wouldn’t have been issued in the first place. Many counties’ databases include them with misdemeanors and felonies. 

FACT: If legally permitted (mobile home parks commonly have restrictions), you can and should use them in your decision process. So long as the records you receive are verified and are within the legal reporting period, it’s a great method to keep your rental properties safe. 

Learn More About the ApplyConnect Report

ApplyConnect’s goal is to be as transparent as possible. Know exactly what you’ll get when you choose ApplyConnect’s online tenant credit checks. Learn more about our tenant credit and background check reports.

Learn More About the ApplyConnect Report

ApplyConnect’s goal is to be as transparent as possible. Know exactly what you’ll get when you choose ApplyConnect’s online tenant credit checks. Learn more about our tenant credit and background check reports.