The Province’s Police Record Checks Reform Act, 2015 has an enactment date of November 1st, 2018. After November 1st, 2018, Municipal Licensing and Standards will require “Criminal Record and Judicial Matters Checks” for all applications and renewals. “Criminal Record Checks” will not be accepted.

When submitting a new application for a business licence, an original Criminal Record and Judicial Matters Check is mandatory and must be:

  • submitted prior to the licence being issued and updated every four years
  • originals (copies will not be accepted)
  • obtained directly through a Canadian Police Service. Checks completed by a third party agency will not be accepted.
  • with an issue date no greater than 280 days. Checks with an issue date greater than 280 days will not be accepted.

A Criminal Records and Judicial Matters Background Check can be obtained from a Canadian Police Service at one the following locations. Please check with each Police Service website or call to determine specific application requirements.

Toronto Police Service

You can apply for a Criminal Record and Judicial Matters Checks in person at:

Toronto Police Service Customer Service Centre
40 College Street, Toronto
Phone: 416-808-8240

Website: www.torontopolice.on.ca

York Regional Police

York Regional Police will provide Criminal Record and Judicial Matters Checks for residents of York Region only. York Region residents can apply for a Criminal Record and Judicial Matters Check in person at:

York Regional Police Community Resource Centre
10720 Yonge St, Unit 112
Richmond Hill, ON L4C 3C9
Elgin Mills Centre
Phone: 1 866-876-5423 ext. 7655

Website: www.yrp.ca

Durham Regional Police

Durham Police will provide Criminal Record and Judicial Matters Checks for residents of the Durham region only. For Durham residents, you may go to any police station within the Durham Region.

Phone: 905-579-1520 ext. 4104 or ext: 4105

Website: www.drps.ca

Peel Regional Police

Peel Police have advised that they will provide Criminal Record and Judicial Matters Checks for residents of Brampton or Mississauga only at:

7750 Hurontario Street
Brampton, ON L6V 3W6
Sir Robert Peel Centre

Phone: (905) 453-2121 ext: 4338

Website: www.peelpolice.on.ca