Police Criminal Background Check (PCRC)
A criminal background check is a search of the RCMP databases. A criminal background check is usually required for employment purposes for by-law licences, immigration or border crossing, not for individuals seeking a position with children or the vulnerable sector. Beginning February 6, 2012 York Regional Police will be implementing changes in the way criminal background checks are performed. The new criminal background check will now be referred to as a PCRC (Police  Criminal Record Check). Along with the new form, in compliance with the RCMP policy and ministerial directives, only convictions listed in the national database for criminal records will be reported on the document. York Regional Police will no longer report, outstanding charges, judicial and probation orders or warrants for arrest. In compliance with the RCMP ministerial directive, applicants having a criminal record outside York Region jurisdiction will be required to submit their fingerprints in order to have the PCRC completed. Additional fees of $50  to print and $25 to the RCMP will be added to the produce the completed check. The PCRC can not be produced while you wait. You will receive your completed PCRC via Canada Post within 10 business days. If you wish to pick up your completed PCRC, you must indicate at the time you attend. For the applicants who decline fingerprint submissions, the PCRC will indicate that the document is incomplete and no refunds will be issued.  

Who can apply?

Anyone can apply, regardless of where they currently reside.  However if a criminal record exists with an outside police service, the applicant must be fingerprinted in order to verify the information.  

How to apply?
You can print out this form and complete it prior to attending to expedite your request, however you must attend in person at either one of our Customer Service Unit locations (see details below) and provide two pieces of government-issued identification to allow us to verify your identity.The identification must confirm your name, date of birth and address, and once piece of identification must include a photo. 

The following is a list of identification that is accepted:

• Drivers licence ( issued by a Canadian province or territory)
• Foreign drivers licence
• Canadian Passport
• Foreign Passport
• Canadian Citizenship card
• Permanent Resident (PR) card
• Certificate of Indian Status
• Student identity card from a Canadian or foreign institute
• Firearms Acquisition Certificate (FAC)
• Canadian National Institute for the Blind (CNIB) identification card
• Federal, provincial or municipal identification card
• Military Family identification (MFID)

Photo identification:  must provide photo and both the name and date of birth of the individual.

Non-photo identification, which provides both the name and date of birth of an individual

Note:   Health cards (issued by Canadian province or territory) and Social Insurance Numbers (SIN) are not acceptable for identification purposes.


Please note that the fee is non-refundable.

You can pay by certified cheque or money order made payable to the York Regional Police, cash, debit card, Visa and MasterCard.

You can obtain a PCRC (Police Criminal Records Check) by attending the below locations:


Community Resource Centre
9350 Yonge Street
Richmond Hill, ON
Monday to Friday 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Whitchurch-Stouffville Community Substation
111 Sandiford Drive
Whitchurch-Stouffville, ON
Monday to Friday: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
47 Don Hillock Drive
Aurora, ON
Saturdays 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Community Resource Centre
9350 Yonge Street
Richmond Hill, ON
Monday to Friday 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
#3 District
3527 Baseline Road
Georgina, ON
8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on the following Saturdays: January 18, February 15, March 15, May 17, June 21, July 19, August 16, September 20, October 18, November 15 and December 20, 2014

Fingerprint Services

Please visit the following RCMP website at www.rcmp.gc.ca  to obtain all required information on how to submit your fingerprints if you are living outside Canada.

Contact us:  1-866-876-5423 ext 6781 (North Location) or 1-866-876-5423 ext. 7655 (South Location).

As of February 6, 2012 York Regional Police will now offer the following Real Time Identification Fingerprint Services:

1. Pardon applications
2. Visa / Border Crossing / Foreign Travel
3. Landed Immigrants
4. Canadian Citizenship
5. Adoptions
6. Employment Federal Government
7. Employment Provincial Government

For all levels of fingerprint services a fee is incurred by the applicant.

Response times may vary. Real Time Fingerprint submissions generally have a two week return with hardcopy results from the RCMP.

47 Don Hillock Drive
Aurora, ON
Saturdays 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Community Resource Centre
9350 Yonge Street
Richmond Hill, ON
Monday to Friday 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Note:   Applicants will not be fingerprinted after 5:15 p.m. Monday  to Friday  or on Saturday after 2:15 p.m.