The Guelph Police Service offers 3 types of Police Record Checks to Guelph residents. It is the applicant's responsibility to know what level of check they require.

You must be a current resident within the city limits of Guelph and have proof of that Guelph address.

Please note that applications will be voided for applicants residing outside of Guelph. All applications are non-refundable. If you are not sure if you reside within the city limits of Guelph, please contact the City of Guelph.  Also you can check the following link:

Due to the current COVID-19 pandemic, our Customer Service Desk is closed for in person applications. However, please note: 

  • We have a complete on-line process where you can apply, verify your identity through third-party Equifax, and receive your record check in the mail.
  • If choosing the pickup option, you will receive an email when you can pick-up your completed record check.

If you wish to obtain a Police Record Check, please visit our Online Police Record Check Application.

For more information about the Ontario’s legislation on Record Checks, please see the Police Record Checks Reform Act.

For information about the RCMP processes, please visit the RCMP website for more information on criminal record checks.

Fees

For any applicable fees, please refer to By-law No. 149 (2013).

There are no refunds.

The People and Information Network (PIN)

Nonprofit and charitable organizations can apply to become part of the Best Practices in Volunteer Screening Program, and, if eligible, will be able to obtain free police records checks for their volunteers who work with vulnerable populations. 

When applying for a free police record check a signed letter on the volunteer's agency letterhead must  be supplied indicting the volunteer's name, position and duties.

For more information on the Volunteer Screening Program visit the PIN website.

Acceptable Pieces of Identification

  • Federal, Provincial or Municipal identification card
  • Canadian National Institute for the Blind (CNIB) identification card
  • Passport
  • Birth Certificate
  • Certificate of Indian Status
  • Driver's licence
  • FAST/Nexus cards
  • Canadian Citizenship Card
  • Possession and Acquisition Licence (PAL)
  • Military Family identification (MFID)
  • Permanent Resident (PR) card
  • Police Service issued warrant card
  • Valid student identity card from a Canadian or foreign institute
  • Ontario Health Card
  • Ontario Photo Card

For further information about the three different types of record checks please click on the following links:

General Notes: 

  • You must bring in two pieces of identification: one piece of photo I.D., one piece proving proof of Guelph residency
  • If your current Guelph address is not on your identification you must bring proof of residency (Utility bills, rental lease agreement, University of Guelph "MyHousing", Student Report Cards, Bank Statements, etc.)
  • Your proof of address must include your name and the city of Guelph Address.
  • Please note that applications will be voided for applicants residing outside of Guelph. All applications are non-refundable. If you are not sure if you reside within the city limits of Guelph, please contact the City of Guelph. Also you can check the following link http://data.open.guelph.ca/dataset/guelph-city-boundary/resource/f17d28d8-2724-4f8c-aacc-583fcebf69d9
  • Social Insurance Numbers (SIN) are not acceptable for identification purposes
  • You must bring the original identification documents. No photocopies will be accepted.
  • For further information, please contact Customer Service.