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Fees: Private investigators

Application fees
Description Fee
Private Investigator Agency with unarmed principal $640
Private Investigator Agency with armed principal $750
Unarmed Private Investigator $220
Armed Private Investigator (in addition to Unarmed Private Investigator fee) $110
Association $25
Certified Trainer Examination $25
License print fee $5
License renewal fees
Description Fee
Private Investigator Agency license (includes Principal's renewal) $385
(Renewals filed after the license expires will be charged the Business Licensing Service late renewal fee.)
Unarmed Private Investigator $193
(Late renewal: $228)
Armed Private Investigator $193
(Late renewal: $228)
Certified Trainer $15
License print fee $5
Additional agency fees (Dept. of Revenue)
Description Original fee Renewal fee
Business license application/renewal processing fee Variable fee $5 (non-refundable)
State tax registration No fee N/A
Trade name registration $5 N/A

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