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. Guelph police staff do not make that decision:

  1. Criminal Record Check 
  2. Criminal Record and Judicial Matters Check 
  3. Vulnerable Sector Check 

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

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

For more information, please see the Police Record Checks Reform Act.

Please visit the RCMP website for more information on criminal record checks.


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.


Customer Service Hours:

  • Monday:        8:00 am to 3:45 pm
  • Tuesday:        8:00 am to 3:45 pm
  • Wednesday:  8:00 am to 3:45 pm
  • Thursday:      8:00 am to 3:45 pm
  • Friday:            8:00 am to 3:45 pm          


Closed for the following holidays in 2020

  • Family Day  - February 17, 2020
  • Good Friday - April 10, 2020
  • Easter Monday - April 13, 2020
  • Victoria Day - May 18, 2020
  • Canada Day - July 01, 2020
  • Civic Holiday - August 03, 2020
  • Labour Day - September 07, 2020
  • Thanksgiving Day - October 12, 2020
  • Remembrance Day - November 11, 2020
  • One week - December 24, 2020, to January 1, 2021, reopening January 4, 2021, at 8am


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



  • 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.
  • 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.