Indiana State Police - Limited Criminal History Search

Exemptions Information

An accessIndiana subscriber might qualify for one of two types of fee exemptions for the Indiana State Police Online Limited Criminal History Search: Please read the following requirements for each type of exemption to determine if your organization qualifies.

Statutory Fee Exemption - No Charge Per Exemption

Fees; nonprofit organizations; family and children division; family and children offices; health professions bureau; educational institutions

Sec. 36. (a) The department may not charge a fee for responding to a request for the release of a limited criminal history record if the request is made by a nonprofit organization:

    (1) that has been in existence for at least ten (10) years; and
    (2) that:
      (A) has a primary purpose of providing an individual relationship for a child with an adult volunteer if the request is made as part of a background investigation of a prospective adult volunteer for the organization;
      (B) is a home health agency licensed under IC 16-27-1;
      (C) is a community mental retardation and other developmental disabilities center (as defined in IC 12-7-2-39);
      (D) is a supervised group living facility licensed under IC 12-28-5;
      (E) is an area agency on aging designated under IC 12-10-1;
      (F) is a community action agency (as defined in IC 12-14-23-2);
      (G) is the owner or operator of a hospice program licensed under IC 16-25-3; or
      (H) is a community mental health center (as defined in IC 12-7-2-38).

(b) Except as provided in subsection (d), the department may not charge a fee for responding to a request for the release of a limited criminal history record made by the department of child services or the division of family resources if the request is made as part of a background investigation of an applicant for a license under IC 12-17.2 or IC 31-27.

(c) The department may not charge a fee for responding to a request for the release of a limited criminal history if the request is made by a school corporation, special education cooperative, or nonpublic school (as defined in IC 20-18-2-12) as part of a background investigation of a prospective or current employee or a prospective or current adult volunteer for the school corporation, special education cooperative, or nonpublic school.

(d) As used in this subsection, "state agency" means an authority, a board, a branch, a commission, a committee, a department, a division, or another instrumentality of state government, including the executive and judicial branches of state government, the principal secretary of the senate, the principal clerk of the house of representatives, the executive director of the legislative services agency, a state elected official's office, or a body corporate and politic, but does not include a state educational institution. The department may not charge a fee for responding to a request for the release of a limited criminal history if the request is made:

    (1) by a state agency; and
    (2) through the computer gateway that is administered by the office of technology established by IC 4-13.1-2-1.

(e) The department may not charge a fee for responding to a request for the release of a limited criminal history record made by the Indiana professional licensing agency established by IC 25-1-5-3 if the request is:

    (1) made through the computer gateway that is administered by the office of technology; and
    (2) part of a background investigation of a practitioner or an

individual who has applied for a license issued by a board (as defined in IC 25-1-9-1).

(f) The department may not charge a church or religious society a fee for responding to a request for the release of a limited criminal history record if:

    (1) the church or religious society is a religious organization exempt from federal income taxation under Section 501 of the Internal Revenue Code;
    (2) the request is made as part of a background investigation of a prospective or current employee or a prospective or current adult volunteer; and
    (3) the employee or volunteer works in a nonprofit program or ministry of the church or religious society, including a child care ministry registered under IC 12-17.2-6.

(g) The department may not charge the school of education of a public or private postsecondary educational institution a fee for responding to a request for the release of a limited criminal history record if the request is made as part of a background investigation of a student before or after the student begins the student's field or classroom experience. However, the department may charge the student a fee for responding to a request for the release of a limited criminal history record.

As added by P.L.2-2003, SEC.4. Amended by P.L.138-2003, SEC.2; P.L.158-2003, SEC.1; P.L.261-2003, SEC.12; P.L.97-2004, SEC.42; P.L.1-2005, SEC.118; P.L.177-2005, SEC.30; P.L.1-2006, SEC.172; P.L.145-2006, SEC.30; P.L.142-2006, SEC.1; P.L.2-2007, SEC.147; P.L.121-2009, SEC.2.

Note: Government Agencies need not submit a Request for Fee Exemption Form nor be assigned an ISP customer number. An accessIndiana subscription is required.

Application For Fee Exemption (PDF)

Not For Profit - Partial Exemption

An organization that is registered with the Indiana Department of Revenue as an Indiana Registered 501 charitable non-profit group that works with children might qualify for the Partial Exemption Search. To determine qualification, the organization's Federal Identification Number will be required and validated against the Indiana Department of Revenue's records during each limited criminal history search conducted online. The organization must have an active subscription with accessIndiana. A statutory fee of $7.00 (as required by statutory law) will be assessed to the organization's accessIndiana account for each search preformed online.

To learn more about obtaining an accessIndiana subscriber account, visit our subscriber information center at http://www.IN.gov/ai/sub/.

To confirm your Indiana Registered 501 charitable non-profit group status, contact the Indiana Department of Revenue at (317) 232-2188.

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