D.C. Tenant Screening

D.C. Tenant Screening2018-01-25T21:15:10+00:00


The United States has over 1 million residents in rental housing, which is 35% of the total US population. In Washington D.C., over 36% of the state’s population is in apartment housing. TenantReports.com can help Washington D.C. landlords with tenant screening to make the application and rental process faster and easier than ever.

Tenant screening information can be gained via consumer reports, with records dating back to as early as 1990. As there are few public databases available, landlords wishing to find information on their tenants should first use a national database.

Visit the state tenant screening law website

Important Tenant Screening Regulation In D.C.

Department of Corrections

The Department of Corrections records felony convictions for residents of the District of Columbia. Records start at the year 1990. These records typically show birth date, and social security number.

Driving History

Driving records must be searched on the national level, unless associated with felonies or recent convictions.


Eviction information is not readily available to the public. Applications to third party vendors, or searches at the national level are advised.

Credit History

Other than third party sources, there are no state level public credit checks. The Experian Credit Bureau and Lexis Nexis provide credit history on a national level.

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