Private detective costs (detective agency) – what does detective work cost?

27. September 2023

Private detective costs: What are the prices if you hire a detective?

The detective agency PRIMECHECK naturally offers you the opportunity 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to find out about possible  in a free and non-binding initial phone call To inform costs: 0800 72 43 252

The private detective costs are difficult to generalize, the prices can be coordinated and individual, depending on the case, like the detective work itself. As a reputable and professional detective agency with many years of expertise, we usually conduct an initial interview with our clients. Your case and, of course, the resulting costs are very important to us to discuss transparently. As soon as you have decided in favor of our detective agency and would like to hire a detective, we can answer all your questions in a discreet consultation.
The private detective costs per day are more likely to be calculated based on the number of hours worked. The costs per hour and detective are between €59.00 and €120.00. (separate conditions apply in the case of orders with a particularly high security risk).

Hire a private detective and flat-rate the costs?

We can also flat-rate the private detective costs for you after an initial consultation, so you always have a precise overview and can calculate more transparently. However, in order to be able to give you a Flat Rate, we need some information about your individual case and circumstances in advance. With thorough preparatory measures, extensive and professional operational planning and the careful selection of the detectives required for the operation, we guarantee you the best possible investigation results.

Detective agency costs for different areas: private detective prices

Equal prices cannot be given for individual, area and location-dependent orders. The Cost of a Detective consists of a variety of components. The costs for a detective in the case of infidelity differ from the costs for an investigative detective mission abroad.

Depending on the nature of the work of a detective, the scope and the location, we will make you an individual and case-related offer. Since each order requires separate preparation and concept development in order to achieve the best possible results, it is not possible to state a fixed hourly price for detective work at this point. How much does a Detective in Cologne cost? How much does a Detective in Munich cost? How much does research work in a detective agency cost?
In order to be able to provide you with an individual and best possible offer for your situation, an initial telephone or personal consultation is essential.
Contact us now by Phone on 0800 72 43 252 or via our contact form at In any case, we will be able to answer the question “how much does detective work cost” after an initial telephone conversation with you.

Common buzzwords about costs:

  • How much does a cheating detective cost?
  • Detective agency costs are reimbursable?
  • How much does personal surveillance cost?
  • People search cost?
  • Private detective costs experiences?

Hire a detective and the private detective costs

The private detective prices cannot be given a flat rate, as they are case-dependent, as already mentioned. However, before we start the detective work, we can create a cost statement specifically for your case and thus present you with a Transparent overview of the Costs. As soon as you have questions about the private detective cheating costs or, for example, about an assignment abroad, please contact our detective agency for an initial telephone and/or personal interview. Would you like to hire a detective, but the costs and prices are still a mystery to you? Then contact us and we will answer your questions reliably and safely.

Private detective cheating costs – adultery

Do you suspect that your partner is cheating on you? Our detectives investigate your case for you and find out quickly, safely and reliably whether adultery is actually involved. Private issues in particular are very sensitive and we recommend one First consultation appointment with our Experts, discretion in your matter and transparency of our detective work are of course part of it. The prices of a private detective in such a case are often billed by the hour or we will agree a flat rate with you right away.

Private detective people search costs – private investigators

The costs of a person search by our private investigators can also vary depending on the case. Will the detective work remain regional, nationwide or even international? As soon as you want to hire a detective or Private Investigator, an initial assessment and presentation of your case is unavoidable, because this is the only way we can make the costs to be expected transparent to you in advance.

How much does personal surveillance cost? detective fees

Personal surveillance and the associated costs also depend on the location, scope and security. We will explain how the individual detective fees are measured in our initial meeting, we will assess your case together and give you a precise list of services for your very personal overview.

The legislature decides whether and to what extent the costs of private detectives can be passed on.

Private detective Cost Assumption: In both the private and commercial sectors, costs incurred for commercial and private investigations may be passed on to the losing party. In the event of a dispute, the losing party would have to pay for the legal costs incurred. The prerequisite is that the detective agency was necessary on the basis of an exact suspicion to enforce the legal matter.

Private detective costs per day or per hour and who pays?

As you can see, an exact calculation can only be made after you have known the facts. You can hire our detective after we have had an First Conversation about the private investigator costs you will incur. Our detective work is based on transparency and trust, you can feel safe and professional with us. We, the PRIMECHECK detective agency, quickly bring light into the darkness and bring you Reliable Results.

Detective Agency costs: How much does a detective cost?

Have you ever explicitly asked an electrician or a car mechanic for a price without explaining the problem and your concerns in more detail in advance? Probably not.
This was probably conveyed by TV formats such as private detective Matula, who always charged “400 plus expenses”. And Rockford & Co. always charge daily rates. In fact, that couldn’t be further from reality.

Contact us and we will clarify any open questions with you.

We are happy to be there for you 365 days a year, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

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Erfahrungen & Bewertungen zu PRIMECHECK

Your PRIMECHECK advantages with our business detectives

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  • Highest data protection standards and anonymity protection
  • Evidence that can be used in court
  • Clarity in the shortest time
  • Fixed price guarantee

We care about you intensively, take time for you and listen to you. Without any time pressure, we conduct an intensive consultation with you, in which we not only actively listen to you, but also suggest ways to solve your problem situation. We keep a cool head even in special situations and arrange the right steps to help you as soon as possible.

Certificates and memberships


International Detective Association

I.D.A. International Detective Association is an international and transnational network of private and business detective agencies that promotes and supports the wealth of experience and information between detective agencies and investigators at an international level.


Koordinator Betriebliche Ermittlungen

The IHK certificate was obtained by PRIMECHECK in a three-part training course and ended with the certificate ” Koordinator Betriebliche Ermittlungen”. The certification is offered by VSW in cooperation with the Chamber of Industry and Commerce.


DEKRA certified according to DIN 9001: 2015

Our company is Dekra certified according to DIN 9001: 2015, which guarantees you constant quality management of our company processes and constant quality assurance. For reliable cooperation at the highest level and to continuously improve the quality of our service.


Deutsche Gesellschaft für Kriminalistik

Members of the DGfK – Deutsche Gesellschaft für Kriminalistik are exclusively proven experts in criminalistics. The DGfK promotes the exchange of science, practice, education and training in the field of criminalistics.


Association of international private detectives

The PRIMECHECK detective agency is a member of the VID and thus part of a worldwide network of professional private detectives, which guarantees a competent exchange on an international level.

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