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Frequently asked questions

Do private investigators charge by the hour?

Yes, most private investigators charge a set amount per hour.

What does a private investigator cost?

The hourly rate for private investigators in Tucson and nationally vary greatly. You can expect to pay somewhere in the range of $100 to $500 an hour depending on the location, type of case, how many investigators will be assigned, etc., Some services that private investigators provide are done on a flat rate rather than an hourly rate.

Are consultations free?

Yes, we provide a free and confidential consultation.

If my case requires record checks in another state, will you be able to provide them?

Yes, in most cases we can retrieve records online or by phone from other state courts. There may be additional charges depending on the state.

Where do I find out about private investigator jobs in Tucson?

There are many online resources but you may also want to call private investigation agencies in Tucson to find out about hiring and salary.

How do I become a private investigator?

The requirements for a private investigator license in Arizona can be found at Arizona Department of Public Safety

Does Blackhorse Investigations do process serving of court papers?

No, while we do not offer process serving, we do provide locating services and work with other partners that do provide process serving. We can provide you with a referral to one of our partners.

Do you need a license to conduct private investigations in Arizona?

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Is a retainer required to hire a Blackhorse Investigator?

Not always. Some services that Blackhorse Investigations provides do not require a retainer. Requests for services such as a locate do not require a retainer. Investigations that are ongoing and lengthy will require a retainer.


How does Blackhorse Investigations accept payments?

Payments are usually processed by invoice and paid with a credit card or debit card. We also accept electronic app payments such as Venmo, Zelle, CashApp. In certain situations if the client requests, we will meet with the client and accept cash. A receipt for payment will be given via email.

Can I attempt to locate someone that has a restraining order against me?

No, you cannot attempt to contact anyone that is listed on an active restraining order against you. Blackhorse Investigations conducts routine checks through the court to ensure we are not releasing locate information to someone that has an active restraining order.

How do I know if there is a GPS tracker on my car?

If you suspect that someone may have placed a GPS tracker on your vehicle, there are some steps you can take. Most GPS trackers will be placed under your vehicle on the frame. This is because it is less likely to be found if placed in a location that is not seen regularly. In rare instances, a tracker can also be placed inside your vehicle, hardwired.  Blackhorse Investigations does provide services to check for GPS trackers. If you suspect someone has placed a tracker on your vehicle, call Blackhorse Investigations or another private investigator. If you have found a GPS unit on your vehicle, it is best to not touch it and call the police so they can retrieve it for fingerprints and to find out who owns it.