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Criminal Record Check

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Criminal Record Check is a search of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) databases and is usually required for bylaw licences, employment or immigration purposes. It is not intended for individuals seeking employment or a volunteer position working with children or vulnerable persons.

All applicants applying for a volunteer position must provide a letter from the agency where they intend to volunteer. The letter must be printed on the agency's letterhead and include the applicant's name and volunteer position, stating the position is a "volunteer non-paid position."  

Download the Criminal Record Check formPlease complete prior to attending our Customer Service location

What will a Criminal Record Check provide?

A Criminal Record Check will provide the following information:

  • Criminal convictions from the Canadian Police Information Centre (CPIC) and/or local databases
  • Summary convictions for five years
  • Convictions where a records suspension has been granted, if authorized under the Criminal Records Act or another act or regulation. 

Application Fee

Information Management and Legal
DescriptionCurrent FeeEffective July 1, 2019HST
Motor Vehicle Collision Report$340 HST applies
Police Criminal Record Check (PCRC)$65$70 
Online Police Criminal Record Check (PCRC) $65 
CRC for Volunteers and Students$30  
Police Vulnerable Sector Check (PVSC)$60$70 
Online Police Vulnerable Sector Check (PVSC) $65 
VSC for Volunteers and Students$30  
Pardon Applications$120  
Fingerprints - RCMP$40  
Fingerprint Destruction $70 
General Occurrence Report $100  
Extra Copy $10 
Clandestine Drug Laboratory Property Check $50 HST applies
Officer Notes and Statements (per occurrence) $235 HST applies
Photocopies (per page) $0.57 
Research and Retrieval (per hour)  $47.79 

How long will it take?

We strive to complete requests while you wait; however if you have a criminal record, require fingerprinting or we have to confirm any information with another police service, additional processing time will be required. 

Please note: Based on results of the Criminal Record Check, fingerprints may be required to confirm the identity of the applicant and a fingerprint fee will be charged. For applicants who decline fingerprint submissions, the check will indicate that the document is incomplete and no refunds will be issued.

In compliance with the RCMP ministerial directive, applicants with a criminal record outside of York Region will be required to submit their fingerprints in order to have the Criminal Record Check completed.

If fingerprints are needed to complete the Criminal Record Check, processing time will be required and the check will not be produced while you wait.

Who can apply?

Anyone can apply, regardless of where they currently reside. If an applicant has a criminal record exists with another police service, he/she must be fingerprinted in order to verify the information.


Volunteerism is benevolent work for which an individual does not receive financial compensation for his/her time and is not ordered to do so by a court or a judicial body. In order to have the fee discounted, your application must be accompanied by a letter from the volunteer agency, on the agency's letterhead, with the following information:

  • The name and address of the agency that requires the record check
  • Your name
  • The reason for the record check (e.g., coach, etc.) and where a Vulnerable Sector Check was requested, who you will be working with (children, seniors, etc.)
  • A statement that you will not be paid for your work nor compensated for any expenses