Charges for private detective services vary upon the type of investigation and the degree of expertise or difficulty involved.

Previous to the beginning of each investigation, with the exception of long term client contracts or special system a retainer fee is required up front. Payment can be made by cash, check, money order or credit card. Any extra portion of the retainer will be refunded back to the client. Any field investigation which overshoot the initial client authorized retainer will require additional funds previous to completion of case. All court records and databases searches, are a separate charge and not included in field investigation’s rates.

When you decide to obtain the services of HS Detective, we can provide you with a written agreement, which binds HS Detective to your budgetary requirements.

It is normal practice to obtain a retainer of 50% of the agreed budget, the balance being payable upon completion of the job. You should never pay the full amount until you are satisfied the investigation has been carried out in compliance with your instructions, budget and contract.