Legal Locator Service: Nationwide Employment Background Checks and Tenant Checks | "We have your back when it comes to background checks!"

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Mobile Friendly Background Checks, Employment Screening, Tenant Checks & Drug Testing

Our focus is on providing better compliance solutions for employers and property owners. Legal Locator Service helps protect clients from FCRA violations. Our value is not just in the data we provide, it is in the outcome that we deliver.

We help protect your business one background check at a time!


Background Checks

Oregon and Globally full-service employment background screening since 1996. Our InstaScreen™ online secure platform is the most trusted for background screening in the U.S. Cloud-based SSO Solutions. Secure access with SAASPASS multi-factor authentication (MFA) and secure single sign-on (SSO).

Hundreds of millions of background checks have been processed through our Instascreen™ platform. Transparent services and one single sign-on.

Mobile friendly, automated, accurate, eConsent, and built-in FCRA compliance. Fast turnaround time to place applicants quickly.

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Our responsive Instascreen™ platform responds and adjusts to your tablet or phone. Legal Locator Service helps employers, volunteer organizations, property owners, and managers make informed decisions. Unlock the power of Legal Locator Service's intelligent screening with a human touch. We save you time and money with our cost-effective background screening. All records are vetted and verified at the source. Legal Locator Service is a service-oriented business that has been delivering background screening with exceptional customer service for over 24 years. Our secure web-based platform supports unlimited volume. Legal Locator Service customizes each client’s screening program to fit their specific industry and organization requirements. We can seamlessly integrate background check solutions into your existing hiring practices as well as customize them according to your needs. Based in Oregon and providing services globally. Advanced FCRA Certification with the Professional Background Screening Association (PBSA).




Drug Screening

A standard 5-panel urine drug test is most frequently used by government agencies and private employers. A 5-panel drug test typically tests for commonly abused substances. The Department of Transportation (DOT) also uses 5-panel urine drug tests. DOT truck drivers are required to undergo a drug test prior to employment, at least once randomly per year, after most accidents, and if reasonable suspicion exists that a driver is abusing drugs.

The 10-panel drug test screens for five of the misused prescription drugs in the United States. It also tests for five illicit drugs also known as street drugs, and usually aren’t prescribed by a doctor.

Testing current and potential employees can help prevent and detect workplace drug abuse. 

Criminal Monitoring

Legal Locator Service offers Criminal Monitoring Service for our clients after the initial background check and is designed for employers who must continually monitor criminal records of their employees. Each month, we will run a Multi-Jurisdictional Criminal Database and a National Sex Offender Registry records search on the individuals you have specified. If records are discovered we will verify the findings and you will receive a report via email.

Pre-Employment Background Checks for Every Industry - DOT Employment - PSP Verifications

• Business Services • Construction • Distribution •Education •Finance • Transportation •Non-Profit • Business Services

Tenant Background Checks


Solutions for Tenant Screening in Oregon, Washington and nationwide. Landlords, real estate agents, leasing agents and property management companies can determine quickly the risks of potential tenants. Tenant screening reports, tenant credit reports, eviction history, judgments, and criminal records. Easy to read reports. Identify top tenants. We help protect your property and mitigate risk. Legal Locator Service based in Oregon and provide services nationwide since 1996. Advanced FCRA Certification with the Professional Background Screening Association (PBSA).


I started using Legal Locator service a few months back. I am 100% happy with the customer service and the easy format to have employees submit for background checks. I highly recommend them and their team!

Misti Wallis

Cleaning Crew PDX

Ticia and her staff are professional, quick and wonderful to work with. They always answer the phone and are quick to find solutions. Thanks for your service.

Debra Fresh

The Blanchet House

This company goes above and beyond to ensure client satisfaction. They have excellent communication and process orders extremely fast. I would recommend them to anyone looking for background services.

Chris Ryan

Belfor Restoration Services

Legal Locator Service is my go-to for employee background checks! They are a friendly, responsive company and have my complete trust. It is important to know who you hire for your company. Make sure you use Legal Locator to check the background of your applicants before you hire them.

Jessica Sannoh

Bridge City Heating and Refrigeration, LLC

I use Legal Locator daily at work and have absolutely zero complaints. By far the best background check service I have come across. Help is always accessible and results arrive in a timely manner in a well laid out format. 10/10 would recommend to any company needing a reliable and easy to use background check service.

Patrick Yassa

Lile Moving & Storage

Our little non-profit organization has used a couple of different companies to perform our background checks but Ticia Symonds and her team have been the best and easiest to work with while still being tied for the lowest cost service we have tried. Great customer service and the price is great :)

Sean Markie

Program Director & Founder, Helping Hands

Legal Locator has a quick turn around and accurate information. They have been very helpful when we need to run background checks for government jobs to ensure it is within the guidelines required. If there is an issue or discrepancy, they call the office directly. You always can speak to a person!

Janet Gulberg

Human Resources, M&C Construction

*****Legal Locator Service provides quick and thorough background checks at a fair price. It is a delight to do business with a company that shares our values of integrity, communication and great customer service. Thank you, Ticia and the Legal Locator team for being a trusted local resource for our growing company.

Carolyn Rowe

President & Chief Mover, The Move Makers

*****Amazing quick and friendly service. We at Springfield Mobile Home Park appreciate the work of Legal Locator Services and respect that it is a certified woman owned business. The packages are very comprehensive and affordable for the purposes and meet our needs very well.

Katrina DeForest

Springfield Mobile Home Park

Legal Locator is EVERYTHING they claim to be. They are great and fairly priced. Use them without hesitation.

Randall J. Wolfe, PC - Personal Injury Attorney

9/4/2015 | 503 598-3500

I have had the privilege of working with Legal Locator Service, many times over the past 15 years. On every occasion, I found Legal Locator Service work to be very prompt, and extraordinarily professional. I cannot think of any other background check company which I would rank as high as Legal Locator Service.

Mark W. Eves, PC

12/16/2015 | 503 227-6226

Company Data

  • DUNS:175728737

  • COBID: 10259

  • CAGE: 7P8A4

  • ORPIN: 85012


  • SBA Certified Women Owned Business

  • State of Oregon Certified Emerging Small Business (ESB)

  • State Of Oregon Certified Women Business Enterprise (WBE)

  • Member of OAME

  • Board Member Lake Oswego, Oregon Chamber of Commerce

  • Member of Lake Oswego Chamber

  • Founder of Ladies Who Lunch Lake Oswego

  • Member of Professional Background Screening Association


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