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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 district in which to pick up the completed check. Whether you need the check for employment or volunteer purposes, this is a simple, accessible and convenient way for citizens to access these resources.

Checks that are available online include:

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

Applicants will require:

  • Two pieces of government issued identification that is not expired
  • One piece of identification must have a photograph
  • Health cards and Social Insurance Number cards are not accepted
  • Proof they reside in York Region if applying for a Police Vulnerable Sector Check or Police Information Check
  • VISA or Mastercard

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 must attend in person to complete the application.

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 district when the check has been completed. The applicant must show identification (and proof of residency if required) when picking up the check.

Requests for any level of police record check can only be made by the applicant. Third party requests will not be accepted.

Apply for an Online Background Check now.

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 location you selected during your process.

Includes: 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 open daily

7 a.m. to 11 p.m.

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 to find out the status of your check.