Kansas Background Check

Criminal Records, Arrests, Marriages & Divorces, Contact Info, Social Accounts, Photos and Much More!
InfoTracer does not compile background information for employment purposes and is not a “consumer reporting agency” under the Fair Credit Reporting Act ("FCRA"). The reports InfoTracer provides are not "consumer reports" under the FCRA because they are not used or expected to be used or collected in whole or in part for the purpose of serving as a factor in establishing a consumer’s eligibility for personal credit or insurance, employment, housing, a government license or benefit, or for any other permissible purpose under the FCRA.

How To Get a Kansas Background Check Report

How To Get a Kansas Background Check Report

The Bureau of Investigation collects and maintains all criminal history information, and they are the government agency in charge of background checks for the state. They offer them to the public as well as employers and other authorized agents. The fee and level of detail will vary based on state regulations and authorization. Requestors must apply for a KanAccess account before using the online system. Setting up an account costs $20. The system may then be used between the hours of 4:00 AM and Midnight Central Time every day. It is shut down for maintenance between midnight and 4 a.m. Most name-based searches cost $20 each. The system creates a one-time token with every use, and if it goes 30 minutes without any activity, it will log the user out for security purposes. The state has a separate website where the public can look up sex offenders.

What Does a Background Check Show?

What Does a Background Check Show?

An official Kansas background check will show primarily criminal history information and personal details. For starters, it will include the subject’s name, address, aliases, weight, height, age, date of birth, race, social security number, and gender. Then it will list each of their convictions, both felonies, and misdemeanors as well as arrests, incarcerations, court dispositions, and unresolved issues. Arrests go back 12 months. Arrests that resulted in a not-guilty verdict or that were thrown out will not be on the report. Juvenile records, expunged records, and arrests older than 12 months will also not be on the report. 

Purpose and Reasons

Purpose and Reasons

There are many reasons why companies and individuals use background checks in the state of KS. They are most often used for employment, sometimes used for tenant screening, credit, and financing, insurance, licensing and for permits and certifications. 
Also available are public background reports that aggregate records from many different sources to provide a ton of useful information such as: 

  • Criminal Records
  • Arrests and Warrants
  • Bankruptcy Filings          
  • Legal Judgments
  • Liens 

  • Birth Records

  • Marriages and Divorces 

  • Property Records

  • Auto, Vessel, Aircraft Ownership

  • Current and Past Addresses

  • Phone and Email Address

  • Professional Licenses

  • Relatives and Associates

  • Social Media Accounts and More

These types of background reports can be used to find a long-lost love, check out a potential new roommate, research a business associate, look up a neighbor, find someone’s address or before dating someone new. 

KS Criminal Background Checks

The state provides detailed criminal records upon request. They will include not only convictions and arrests but also incarcerations, parole, and probation information. The state has a helpful website page that explains how to read a RAP sheet and breaks out each section and details what is contained with it. 

Gun Background Check

KS is not a point of contact for gun dealers in the state. The state does not have a law requiring them to go through the state for background checks before selling firearms to residents. However, all licensed gun dealers are federally mandated to contact the FBI and use NICS to obtain a complete background check before selling any guns to the public. If you have a state permit for firearms, you are exempt from the required background check. Private sales of guns do not require any background checks.

Gun Checks & Gun-Related Death Rate

On average 172,047 gun checks annually are being conducted through NICS in California.

State Firearms Background Checks Initiated Through the NICS

States With More Handgun Checks than Kansas

State # of conducted handgun checks
Georgia 157,027
Wisconsin 155,441
Kentucky 112,323
Mississippi 95,091
New Mexico 68,549

States With More Long Gun Checks than Kansas

State # of conducted long gun checks
Texas 442,626
Missouri 194,982
North Carolina 160,388
Washington 145,820
South Carolina 80,461

Background Check Laws

Background Check Laws

The state is an open records state and allows the general public access to another person’s background report. Depending on who is requesting the level of detail will vary. Authorized agencies and employers will receive more detail than an individual. The basic cost for a search is $20 each. KS takes a different approach to background checks with employment and instead of protecting the applicants, the state chooses to protect employers and actually encourages the use of them when making hiring decisions.

Employment Protection

KS law explicitly protects employers instead of employees and encourages companies to require a background check and use them in determining feasibility for employment. However, The Human Rights Commission created a guide for employers called the “Guidelines on Equal Employment Practices: Preventing Discrimination in Hiring” aimed at dissuading employers from asking a potential candidate about their arrests and convictions unless they are directly related to the job. Federal law compels employers to comply with both The Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) and Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.

Public Background Check Reports Usage

According to The Fair Credit Reporting Act, when using sites like InfoTracer to obtain a background check report, the information cannot legally be used to determine credit, employment, tenant screening or any other eligibility requirements for business or professional use. 

Online Romance Scam Statistics

In 2017, there have been 104 victims of online romance scams in Kansas, resulting in $1.1 million adjusted losses associated with these complaints.

Victims by Age Group

Age Group Count Amount Loss
Under 20 53 45,445
20 - 29 226 148,485
30 - 39 250 808,724
40 - 49 212 280,323
50 - 59 309 559,178
Over 60 330 2,274,679
InfoTracer does not compile background information for employment purposes and is not a “consumer reporting agency” under the Fair Credit Reporting Act ("FCRA"). The reports InfoTracer provides are not "consumer reports" under the FCRA because they are not used or expected to be used or collected in whole or in part for the purpose of serving as a factor in establishing a consumer’s eligibility for personal credit or insurance, employment, housing, a government license or benefit, or for any other permissible purpose under the FCRA.