Record Suspension: Step 4 – Local Police Record Checks

Step 4 – Local Police Record Checks

You must get a local police records check for:

  • The city or town where you live now (your current address); and
  • Each city or town where you lived during the last 5 years (if you lived in that place for 3 months or more).
Important: Each local police records check is only valid for 12 months from the date it is issued. 

How to get a local police records check

Fill in ALL questions on page 1 of the Local Police Records Check Form.

Tip: Photocopy it for each local Police Service that you need to contact.

Contact the local police service for the address where you live now. If you have lived in different places during the last 5 years, you must contact the police service for each place. If you are not sure who to contact, ask your local police service.

If you lived outside of Canada you still need to contact the local police service where you lived. If the police service outside Canada will not give you a local police records check, a signed letter from the police service stating that you have been law-abiding will be accepted. If it is in a foreign language, you must have it translated into English or French and submit both the original and the translated version with your application form.

Show your criminal record to each local police service and ask them to fill in the section on the Local Police Records Check Form called “For Police Use Only” on page 2 of the form.

You will need to show them a current photo ID and a second piece of ID.

Tip:  Contact the local police service in advance to find out the types of ID they accept.

IMPORTANT! 

The Parole Board of Canada will return your application if your Local Police Records Check Form does not include the following information:

  • All information required in the ‘For Police Use Only’ section on page 2;
  • Signature and date stamp of the local police service;
  • Local police service official seal or stamp.
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