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We have some of the best California private investigator firms listed in our directory, offering a range of private investigator services covering: Fraud, Theft, Matrimonial, Divorce, Infidelity, Cheating Partners, Child Custody, Missing Persons, Accident Investigations, Background Checks, Asset / Property Searches, Corporate Investigations, Witness Interviews, Process Serving, Surveillance and more...

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Frequently Asked Questions

How much does a private investigator cost in California?

We checked 7 investigation companies across California and worked out that the average price per hour for a Californian private investigator is $85.00 per hour. Some agencies will charge more and some less.

Do private investigators need a license in California?

Yes they do. To work as a private investigator in California, or to provide investigative services in the State, they must have a valid license. Licensing is managed by the Californian Government Department of the Bureau of Security and Investigative Services.

Can I get a California background check from a private investigator?

Yes. A PI is permitted to run background checks on people in California. Using a local Californian private investigator to perform background checks for you in the State is much better than an outside State investigator, as they will better understand the State legal procedures of obtaining criminal, employee, or financial records. Contact one of our listed California private detectives near you for background checking services.

Can a private investigator find someone in California for me?

Yes. If you are looking for a missing person in California; maybe an adult, child, someone who owes you money, a California investigator can help you. Locating people is one of the main services a private detective undertakes from clients who are desperate to find loved ones or debtors owing money. California investigation agencies spend a lot of their time tracking and locating missing people in the State for many reasons, and they do exceptional work in repatriating lost relatives. If you need to find someone in California then hire one of our listed Californian private investigators to help you.

I have a child custody case in California. Can a private investigator help?

Yes. Hiring a private investigator for a child custody case can improve your legal position with the Family Courts. Generally, though, your family law attorney or lawyer will instruct an investigator in such matters, but using a California private investigator that knows the State's child custody laws can be very advantageous. Start by enquiring with one of our listed licensed California investigators about your case.

I think my spouse is cheating. Can a California private investigator help?

Yes. Suspicion of cheating in a relationship is worse than not knowing and hiring a detective agency in California, if you live in the State, will help to uncover whether or not your partner is being unfaithful. You are not alone in this type of situation as investigators will often be used to follow suspected cheaters around the State. Contact one of our discreet private investigators in California to find out what to do.

Where can I find a local private investigator near me in California?

The majority of private detective agencies you will find located in the major towns and cities of California such as Los Angeles, San Diego, San Jose, San Francisco, Fresno, Sacramento, Long Beach, Oakland, Bakersfield and Anaheim. You can find your local investigation company in these areas. However, the best place to find a private investigator in California is here.

How do I hire a private investigator in California?

If you know you want to hire a California private detective for your situation then that is the first step. The next step is to find an investigation company that fits your needs and wants. Check our hiring tips and advice page which can help you. One of the essential points though is to make sure any private investigator you meet with is licensed to work. Get in touch with one of our licensed California detectives above to help you get started.

Where can I find more information on hiring private detectives in CA?

We have an extensive resource of in-depth articles that answer questions and concerns about using investigation agencies for various reasons. These will hopefully answer any further questions you have, or if not, you can contact one of our listed California investigation companies above. Find out more about hiring a private investigator.
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