NorCal Rental Property Association

NCRPA Screening offers you the following products:

  • Credit Reports
  • Eviction/Civil Records Search
  • Safe Scan
  • Social Security Search
  • Criminal Database Search
  • Employment Verification
  • Rental Verification
  • Automatic Scoring System

Contact Information

2375 W. March Lane
Stockton, CA 95207
Tel: 209-476-0320
Fax: 209-476-9717


Hours of Operation

  • M-F: 8:30am-4:30pm
  • Closed Daily: 12pm-1pm
  • Closed for Furlough: Monthly 3rd Wed.


Screening Rates

NCRPA member screening rates, please click here.

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You must be a member of NCRPA in order to have access to the portal. Please contact our Tenant Screening Specialist at

For Consumer Disputes on credit reports,

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Tenant Screening Services

The surest way to protect your rental investment is to carefully screen your prospective residents. NCRPA’s screening services provide you with a comprehensive and easy-to-read credit report, unlawful detainer and background checks.

NCRPA takes tremendous pride in helping residential property owners and property managers "read between the lines" when evaluating applicants.

Our service are designed to provide precise and easy to read tenant screening reports that include a comprehensive credit check, eviction records, criminal background search and an automatic scoring system which saves time and enables you to make better informed credit decisions with accurate, timely, and complete information about the applicant.

There is no out-of-pocket expense to our members for our tenant screening services. Are fees are kept well below the consumer price index which enables the member to charge their perspective tenants up front for the entire cost of the screening.

Avoid costly, time-consuming and frustrating evictions by using your membership benefits to help qualify your prospective residents. The single most important factor in your selection process is the accuracy of the data you rely upon to make your decisions. We provide you instant access to inexpensive reports while complying with every legal requirement.

Credit information is current and is obtained from primary sources, no archives or indexes.

NCRPA a low-cost provider and our extensive product line is competitively priced.

Call NCRPA for price checks.

Reports can be obtained by telephone, fax, and mail.

How Much Can be Charged for Screening?

Currently in 2011 the maximum charge allowed under California law for screening that an owner/manager can charge is $42.41. The amount is adjusted annually.

Description of reports:

Credit Reports.

The credit report shows the paying habits of prospective residents. Credit bureaus receive data from banks, leading institutions, and other credit grantors, which indicate the amount of indebtedness and the record of payments. Credit reports will also include items of public record, such as bankruptcies, judgments, and tax liens. Our distributor has nationwide access to credit reports.

Specially Designated Nationals Search (SDN).

The SDN search is a search of the Treasury Department’s Office of Foreign Asset Control (OFAC) database. This file tracks known and/or suspected terrorists, international narcotics traffickers, and their representatives. You are prohibited from renting to an individual who is a positive match for a person on this list. Failure to comply carries substantial penalties including $50,000 to $10 million in fines and/or up to 30-years imprisonment. Note: If you have a match for someone on the SDN list, you must make a reasonable effort to determine if the applicant is actually that person.

Social Security Search.

The social security search is the ultimate tool to use when verifying the applicant’s information. This search is used on an as-required basis when there is doubt as to the validity of the applicant’s social security number. Additional address information not reported by the applicant also may be revealed.

Eviction Records Search.

While a prospective resident may have impeccable credit, they may not have a perfect rental history. If a prospective resident has been evicted or had problems paying rent within the past five years, this information will show up a judgment was entered in the landlord’s favor. Civil searches include those states of residence listed on the rental application and credit report.

Criminal Database Search.

A national criminal database search that will tell you which jurisdictions were searched. If there is a name and date of birth match of a conviction, within the last seven (7) years, then the offense, date of offense, case number, county/court and disposition will appear.

Employment Verification.

The following elements of an applicant’s employment may be verified: employer name, time of employment, contact information, applicant’s position at the company, salary (when available), and payment frequency. If the applicant was employed for less than one year, the previous employer(s) will be included as necessary.

Rental Verification.

Rental verifications include addresses listed on the application, plus additional rental housing addresses listed on the credit report as necessary (using the national reverse directory).