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Police Record Checks

Skip the line and save time! We strongly encourage residents to apply for record checks online for fastest service.

Available online record checks include Criminal Record Checks, Criminal Record and Judicial Matters Checks as well as Vulnerable Persons Checks.

Apply Online

The Halton Regional Police Service provides Police Record Checks to all residents of the Region of Halton, for volunteer or employment purposes. This service is offered ONLINE or you may attend one of our 5 locations listed below. If you do not live in Burlington, Oakville, Milton and the Town of Halton Hills you must apply to the police service within your jurisdiction.

As of November 1, 2018, the Police Record Check Reform Act will be enacted. This legislation introduces a clear, consistent and comprehensive set of standards to govern how police record checks are conducted and disclosed in Ontario.

The Halton Regional Police Service offers three types of Police Record Checks for the members of the public who reside in the Halton Region. If you are unsure as to which Record Check you need to complete, please see our reference table.

If you have further questions regarding record checks, please review our Frequently Asked Questions page.

Fees

  Criminal Record Check Criminal Record and Judicial Matters Check Vulnerable Sector Check
Employment $30.00 $30.00 $30.00
Volunteer $30.00 $30.00 $30.00
Student $30.00 $30.00 $30.00

Note: There is a certification charge of $5.00 for each additional copy of Police Records Checks required or requested. Copies will only be issued at the time the initial Police Records Check is completed. If a Police Records check is required for another purpose at a future date, a new application must be made. Copies cannot be made of the Police Vulnerable Sector Check.

How to Apply

Online

Click here to learn more about Police Checks and to apply online.

Please note: online police record checks may not be suitable for everyone. Please review the online information contained in the link carefully to determine if this is the right choice for you.

Locations

Skip the line and save time! We strongly encourage residents to apply for record checks online for fastest service. Available online record checks include Criminal Record Checks, Criminal Record and Judicial Matters Checks as well as Vulnerable Persons Checks.

Effective Monday, August 24, 2020, in-person record checks will be available at our headquarters, located at 2485 North Service Rd. W. (Oakville), from 8:00 am – 4:00 pm, Monday through Friday. Wait times for applications and results may be excessive for in-person record checks.

In-person record checks are no longer available at our District locations.

For further information on Record checks, please call your District Station:

Burlington 905-634-1831
Milton 905-878-5511
Oakville 905-825-4777
or email recordchecks@haltonpolice.ca.

Identification

Two pieces of valid government-issued identification must be provided. One must have the applicant's name, date of birth and photo on it.

Examples include:

  • Age of majority card
  • Driver's licence
  • Birth certificate
  • Citizenship card
  • Passport
  • Military identification card
  • Certificate of Indian Status Card
  • Permanent Residence Card
  • Ontario Photo Card
  • Identification from another province/country

Note: Outdoor Cards and Boating Licences are not considered acceptable I.D.

Processing Time:

The turnaround time for processing Police Records Checks varies from two (2) to four (4) weeks from the date of application. Priority is given to those required for employment purposes.

Note: Response time could extend beyond four weeks, however, due to unpredictable increases in demand for this service, depending on the time of year and/or if applicants have resided outside of the Region of Halton within the past five years.

All Police Record Checks will be forwarded to the attention of applicants by mail.

For information regarding Police Record Checks, contact:
Information and Records Services
Tel: (905) 825-4777 Ext. 4712
recordchecks@haltonpolice.ca

OR

For privacy concerns/access to information, contact:
Manager, Information and Records Services
Halton Regional Police Service
2485 North Service Road West,
Oakville, Ontario, L6M 3H8
Tel: (905) 825-4777 Ext. 4709

Notice of Collection

Personal information is collected subject to your written consent under the authority of sections 6.3(2) and 6.3(3) of the Criminal Records Act, R.S.C. 1985, c.C-47 (as amended), section 2(1)(a) of the Criminal Record Regulations, SOR/2000-303 (as amended), and sections 6, 7 and 8 of the Police Record Checks Reform Act, 2015, S.O. 2015, Chapter 30, and will be used to verify your identity and to conduct your requested police records check and/or vulnerable sector screening. Questions about this collection should be directed to the Manager, Information and Records Services, Halton Regional Police Service, 2485 North Service Road West, Oakville, Ontario, L6M 3H8,Tel: (905) 825-4777 Ext. 4709