+ Criminal investigations+ Surveillance operations+ Matrimonial cases e.g. proof of cohabitation+ Evidence gathering for litigation / criminal defense services+ Some missing persons cases
+ Locus reports or accident reports+ Basic background checks (database, internet and phone calls only)+ Process serving (serving of a legal court document)+ Tracing missing persons (database, internet and phone calls only)+ Vehicle tracking (charged per day or per week)+ Neighbourhood checks (per property)+ Witness statements (per statement)+ Status or Pre-sue Reports
+ Fuel charge per mile / km+ Gaining access to special events / entry fees+ Hotels / accommodation
+ Flights / travel expenses
+ Special services such as forensics / polygraph (lie detector)
Another factor when considering how much it is to hire a private investigator is the location.
As with any profession you get what you pay for and hiring a private investigator is no different.
Just as you would shop around for a plumber to get a quote, you can also shop around for private investigators in your area to get quotes. But remember, cheaper is not always better, and expensive is not always the best.
No luck online?+ Do an internet search for private investigators in your local area, type the search in quotation marks (using quotation marks will give you better search results) e.g. - "private investigators new york city".Check all of the PI websites in the search results to see if they advertise their prices on their website.+ Or, simply search for private investigator's costs or prices in your area, e.g. "private investigator costs new york city" or "private investigator prices new york city".Again, check the websites for advertised prices.