To Receive a Record Suspension (Pardon) for a Criminal Offence:
What is a Record Suspension (Pardon)?
A Record Suspension (Pardon) is a recognition that you are of good conduct. If you are granted a Record Suspension (Pardon), any federal agency that has records of convictions must keep those records separate and apart from other criminal records. The information will be removed from the Canadian Police Information Centre (CPIC) system. You can apply to the National Parole Board for a Record Suspension (Pardon) is you have been free of convictions for 5 years for summary offences or Ten years for indictable offences. Upon notification by the National Parole Board that a person has been granted a Record Suspension (Pardon), the York Regional Police will seal the fingerprints and photo-images of that person. In addition, the electronic name index referring to the person in the records management system will be flagged to clearly indicate that a Record Suspension (Pardon) has been granted.
Please note that a pardon may be revoked by the National Parole Board. When notified of a revocation, the YRP will unseal the fingerprints and photo-images and flag the revocation in the Records Management System.
How to Apply for a Record Suspension (Pardon):
You can obtain an application thorough the National Parole Board web site at http://www.npb-cnlc.gc.ca. which thoroughly explains the process and includes all forms you will require There are private companies who offer their assistance in obtaining pardons for individuals (for a fee), but the process is reasonably easy and designed to allow individuals to apply on their own.
Local Police Records Check
The Record Suspension (Pardon) process requires that you obtain a Local Police Records Check from any and all police agencies having jurisdiction of an address where you resided within the past five years. The National Parole Board web site at http://www.npb-cnlc.gc.ca contains the Local Police Records Check form which you must provide to us.
Fee: $100 (HST will apply to third-party companies)
How to Submit the Form
If you live in our area, you can attend either of our two locations to submit your written request. You may pay the fee by cash, debit card, Visa, MasterCard or by submitting a certified cheque or money order payable to the York Regional Police. If you live outside the area, you can mail in the form with a certified cheque or money order payable to the York Regional Police. You must also include a legible photocopy of two pieces of identification.
South Customer Service Unit
9350 Yonge Street
Richmond Hill, Ontario
(at Hillcrest Mall beside the Goodyear Auto Centre - Enter from Carrville Road)
Tuesday to Thursday: 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Friday: 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Saturday: 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Closed Sunday and Monday
North Customer Service Unit
47 Don Hillock Drive
(South of Leslie Street and Wellington Street East intersection)
Monday to Friday: 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Closed Saturday and Sunday
#3 District Headquarters
3527 Baseline Road
Every third Saturday of the month: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
The Local Police Records Check will be processed and returned to you within two weeks.
We will only accept Local Police Records Checks from private companies and lawyers offices if they include a duly completed letter or consent form signed by the applicant authorizing us to conduct the search and release the results to the company.
York Regional Police
17250 Yonge Street
Newmarket, ON L3Y 4W5
Contact us at 1-866-876-5423 Ext: 6781 or 7655