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Online Police Background Check

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Members of the public can apply online for Police Background Checks. Applicants select the appropriate check and then select a police facility at which they will pick up the completed check.

It's simple, accessible and convenient. Don't wait in line. Apply online!

Checks that are available online include:

  • Police Criminal Records Check
  • Police Information Check
  • Police Vulnerable Sector Check

How do I apply?

Before applying for an online background check, applicants will require:

  • Two pieces of government-issued identification that are not expired
  • One piece of identification that includes a photograph
  • Proof they reside in York Region if applying for a Police Vulnerable Sector Check or Police Information Check
  • VISA or Mastercard

Apply for an online background check now.

Please note: Health cards and Social Insurance Number cards are not accepted. Requests for any level of police record check can only be made by the applicant. Third-party requests will not be accepted.

If fingerprints have been taken in the past or it is discovered that fingerprints are necessary for any reason, the online process will stop and the applicant will be asked to attend in person to complete the application.

How do I pick up my check?

Once payment has been confirmed and the application has been submitted, a Customer Service Representative will begin to complete the request. The applicant will receive an email to attend the police facility when the check has been completed.

When picking up the check, the applicant must provide identification (and proof of residency, if required).

Frequently Asked Questions

How long will the process take?
Customer Service representatives will strive to complete background checks within seven to 10 business days. Delays may occur if you are required to attend for fingerprints, responses from the RCMP or other agencies or a large volume of requests.
Where and when can I pick up my police background check?

At the police facility you selected during your application process.

These locations include:

  • Community Resource Centre (CRC)
    10720 Yonge Street
    Richmond Hill
    Monday to Friday: 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
    Saturdays 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Whitchurch-Stouffville Community Substation
    111 Sandiford Road
    Whitchurch-Stouffville
    Monday to Friday: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Headquarters
    47 Don Hillock Drive
    Aurora
    Monday to Friday: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. 
  • Districts #1, #2, #4, #5
    24 hours a day/seven days a week
  • #3 District
    Daily: 
    7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

See a list of our policing districts to find one nearest you. 

Where can I go to have my background check done in person?

We recommend you complete your check online as this service is available 24 hours a day, from the comfort of your home.

However, you can attend one of the following locations to apply in person:

Community Resource Centre (CRC)
10720 Yonge Street
Richmond Hill 
Monday to Friday: 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Saturdays 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

What if I need fingerprints?
Applications requiring fingerprints cannot be processed through the online application process. A notification email will be sent if you are required to attend in person to our customer service location. 
Who should I contact if I have not been notified to pick up my police background check?
If you have not received an email notification to pick up your completed background check, please call Customer Service at 1-866-876-5423 ext 7655 or email us at csu@yrp.ca to find out the status of your check.