How much does it cost to hire a private investigator?
That is one of our most commonly asked questions. The answer is "it depends".
There are a number of different services that a private investigator may provide, each may be priced differently depending on estimated time, risk, resource cost etc. I have put together a price list of some of our basic services, for more detail you can call Jim Casteel at
Divorce, Child Custody, Cohabitation:
Our rates are compeditive , we try to offer the best possible rate for the services needed each type of case requires certain skill sets and equipment. Our prices are based on our Field knowledge, skill level and equipment.
Skip Tracing - Starting at $75
Skip tracing is used to assist in finding missing persons.
Pre-Employment Checks - $125.00 Statewide additional for nation wide or internatrional.
Process service :
Per Service: $50.00 if service is achieved within one hour locally (Jefferson and Shelby counties within a 20 mile radius)
Additional time/mileage or out of town service: $35.00 per hour and .65 per mile.
Courier Service - $75 for In-Area, (anywhere in Jefferson or Shelby Counties).
Courier services are great when you need something valuable delivered safely and quickly from one place to another. We can courier anything legal including important papers, and packages.
Counter Surveillance Measures -
Home inspection/debug: Beginning at $550.00 (This includes visual inspection and search of residence , internal phone lines electrical outlets, furnishings and appliances as well as audio and video frequency scans.)
Basic Vehicle inspection: $200.00 This includes a visual inspection and frequency scan of the vehicle. This does not include the removal of dash and/or major interior panels the extra charges for those service are calculated according to the make and model of the vehicle.
Computer Scan: $150.00 ( this is a thorough scan of your computor to detect spyware; this does not include retrieval of deleted data.
Deleted Data recovery:
Android, IPhone or Blackberry: $150.00
Computor, desck Top or Lap Top $150.00
Counter Surveillance: $85.00 per hour & .75 per mile per investigator. This includes stationary and mobile surveillance.
Background Checks - Starting at $85.00
Personnel Security - $85 per Hour
For Child Custody Cases, Cheating Spouses, Divorce and Other Civil Issues, and Worker's Compensation Verifications, Please Call for a Free Consultation.
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