Please be advised that we are no longer offering “same day” service for all levels of Records Checks. Residents of Mississauga and Brampton are encouraged to access our online application to submit record check requests. If this is not an option for you, we will accept your application and payment in person at an additional cost.

Due to the high volume of incoming applications, there is a delay in processing record checks. We appreciate your patience.

If you require a Criminal Record Check, Criminal Record and Judicial Matters Check or a Vulnerable Sector Check please apply online by clicking on the following button:

Apply Online for a Record Check

For urgent inquiries please contact the below numbers:
Freedom of Information 905-453-2121 Ext. 4263
Motor Vehicle Accident Reports 905-453-2121 Ext. 4365
Occurrence Reports and Insurance 905-453-2121 Ext. 4384
Record Search 905-453-2121 Ext. 4338

The Peel Regional Police provides records checks for the citizens of Mississauga and Brampton.

Standardization of Police Record Checks in Ontario

Record Check Services

Requirements for All Record Checks

We offer three types of Criminal Record Checks:

  1. Criminal Record Check (Level 1): for people who require a basic criminal records check.
  2. Criminal Record and Judicial Matters Check (Level 2): for people who require a criminal records check along with a search of outstanding entries and charges. Examples: Border crossing, Immigration, Taxi Licence, Employment (not working with vulnerable people).
  3. Vulnerable Sector Check (Level 3): for those who work or volunteer with vulnerable people. Examples: School Teacher, Coaches, Parent Volunteer.

Requirements for All Record Checks

  • You must live within Brampton or Mississauga.
  • You must produce two pieces of valid government issued identification (one of which must have your photo and one with proof of address). Expired ID will not be accepted.
Accepted Photo ID:
  • Driver's Licence*.
  • Passport.
  • Firearms Licence.
  • Ontario Photo Card*.
  • Canadian Citizenship Card.
  • Indian Status Card.
  • NEXUS Card or FAST Card.
  • Canadian National Institute for the Blind Card (CNIB).
  • Permanent Residence Card.
  • International Student Identity Card.
  • Military Employment or Military Family Identification Card.
  • Student Identification Cards (for high school students only).

 Other IDs that you can use with your photo ID:

  • Birth Certificates.
  • Study/Work Permits.
  • Immigration documents.
  • Baptismal certificate.
  • Marriage certificate.

*If you have a Driver’s Licence or an Ontario Photo card: The address on the card must be your current address in Mississauga or Brampton.

If you do not have a Driver’s Licence or Ontario Photo card: You must provide proof of address. Examples include: utility bill, government issued mail or bank statement. The date of the document must be within the past 30 days.

Types of Record Checks

Types of Record Checks
Type of InformationLevel 1 – CRCLevel 2 – CRJMLevel 3 - VS

Every criminal offence of which the individual has been convicted for which a pardon has not been issued or granted.

Every finding of guilt under the Youth Criminal Justice Act – Canada, in respect of the individual during the applicable period of access under that Act.

Every criminal offence of which the individual has been found guilty and received an absolute discharge. 

 

Every criminal offence of which the individual has been found guilty and received a conditional discharge on conditions set out in a probation order.

 

Every criminal offence for which there is an outstanding charge or warrant to arrest in respect of the individual.

 

Every court order made against the individual.

 

Every criminal offence with which the individual has been charged that resulted in a finding of not criminally responsible on account of mental disorder.

 

 

Any non-conviction information authorized for exceptional disclosure in accordance with section 10.

 

 

All record suspensions as authorized for release by the minister if public safety

Ex. Vulnerable Sector Fingerprinting

 

 

For more detailed information regarding what is released on each level of a criminal background check, see Level 1, 2, & 3 accordions below.

What Type of Criminal Background Check Do I Need?

Please refer to the chart below for some of the most common positions applied for and the level of background check requested.
Please note that this is just a guide. Before you apply, it is your responsibility to ask your organization what level of Criminal Background Check they require and whether or not they accept paper or electronic versions. Additional information may be required when applying for a Vulnerable Sector Check, please check your email for communication from Records staff. There are no refunds.

 

Position/Occupation

Level 1 - Criminal Records Check

Level 2 - Criminal Records and Judicial Matters Check

Level 3 - Vulnerable Sector Check

(applicant must be over 18)

Adoption

 


*Fingerprints also required

 

Board of Directors

 

 

Camp Counselor

 

 

Caregiver

 

 

Children's Aid Society

 

 

Community Support Worker

 

 

Correctional Officers

 

 

Counsellors

 

 

Daycare Worker (including live in residents)

 

 

Dentist/Dental Assistant

 

 

Doctor

 

 

Driving Instructor

 

 

Early Childhood Educator

 

 

EMS

 

 

Financial Institutions

 

 

Foster Care (including live in residents)

 

 

Host Family/Boarding Parent

 

 

Immigration/Permanent Resident/Visa Application

 

 

IT Personnel

 

 

Kinship (including live in residents)

 

 

Labourer/Trades/Maintenance

 

Licensing such as RECO, OMVIC, LLQP, RIBO, etc.

 

 

Lifeguard

 

 

Long-term Care Volunteers/Workers

 

 

Name Change

 

 

Nurse

 

 

Nurse - CNO Licence

 

 

Office Manager/ Worker/Administration

 

Personal

 

Personal Support Worker

 

 

Respite Workers

 

 

Retail Store Clerk

 

Retirement Home Worker

 

 

School Bus Driver

 

 

School Crossing Guard

 

 

School Custodian

 

 

School Volunteer

 

 

Scout Leader

 

 

Security Guard

 

 

Social Worker

 

 

Sports Coach/Trainer Youth

 

 

Taxi (Wheel Transit, Allstar Taxi, Airline Limousine or licences in Caledon, Orangeville, Halton & Oakville

 

 

Taxi/UBER Driver

 

 

Teacher OCT

 

 

Teacher/Teaching Assistant/Tutor

 

 

Tow Truck Licence

 

 

Tow Truck Licence (Caledon, Richmond hill & Markham Only)

 

 

Veterinarian

 

 

Youth Mentors

 

 

Youth Worker

 

 

 

Criminal Record Check (Level 1)

(also known as a CRC)

This check is intended for people who are involved as a volunteer, employee or in any other situation where a basic check is requested.

This check will show:

  • Every criminal offence of which the individual has been convicted for which a pardon has not been issued or granted.
  • Every summary conviction if the request is made within 5 years after the date of the summary conviction.
  • Every finding of guilt under the Youth Criminal Justice Act (Canada) in respect of the individual during the applicable period of access under that Act.

This check will NOT show:

  • Outstanding entries, such as charges and warrants,
  • Absolute and conditional discharges,
  • Current judicial orders, including Peace Bonds, Probation and Prohibition orders under the Criminal Code of Canada,
  • Convictions where a record suspension has been granted,
  • Convictions under provincial statutes,
  • Local police contact,
  • Ministry of Transportation information (PARIS),
  • Special Interest Police (SIP) category of CPIC,
  • Family Court Restraining Orders,
  • Foreign information,
  • A Vulnerable Sector (VS) Query of sex offenders who have had their records suspended to ascertain if the applicant has been convicted of and granted a record suspension for any of the sexual offences that are listed in the schedule to the Criminal Records Act (CRA),
  • Any reference to incidents involving mental health contact,
  • Diversions,
  • Youth Criminal Justice Act (YCJA) information beyond applicable disclosure period,
  • Any reference to contagious diseases, and
  • Dispositions including, but not limited to; Withdrawn, Dismissed, and cases of Not Criminally Responsible by Reason of Mental Disorder.

Form

Criminal Record Check forms are available online or in the lobby of Peel Regional Police Brampton and Mississauga locations.

Fee

Criminal Record Checks cost $35.

Payments can be made by cash, Debit, MasterCard or Visa.

No refunds will be issued.

Criminal Record and Judicial Matters Check (Level 2)

(formerly known as a Police Information Check)

This check is intended for people who require a criminal records check along with a search of outstanding entries and charges. Examples: Border crossing, Immigration, Taxi Licence, Employment (not working with vulnerable people).

This check will show: 

  • Every criminal offence of which the individual has been convicted for which a pardon has not been issued or granted
  • Every summary conviction if the request is made within 5 years after the date of the summary conviction
  • Every finding of guilt under the Youth Criminal Justice Act (Canada) in respect of the individual during the applicable period of access under that Act
  • Any conviction for which a pardon has been granted if disclosure is authorized under the Criminal Records Act (Canada)
  • Every criminal offence of which the individual has been found guilty and received an absolute discharge within 1 year after the date of the absolute discharge
  • Every criminal offence of which the individual has been found guilty and received an conditional discharge within 3 years after the date of the conditional discharge
  • Every criminal offence for which there is an outstanding charge or warrant to arrest in respect of the individual
  • Every court order made against the individual except: court orders made under the Mental Health Act or under Part XX.1 of the Criminal Code (Canada), court orders made in relation to a charge that has been withdrawn, restraining orders made against the individual under the Family Law Act, the Children's Law Reform Act or the Child and Family Services Act

Form

Criminal Record and Judicial Matters Check forms are available online or in the lobby of Peel Regional Police Brampton and Mississauga locations.

Fee

Criminal Record and Judicial Matters Checks cost $35.

Payments can be made by cash, Debit, MasterCard or Visa.

No refunds will be issued.

Vulnerable Sector Check (Level 3)

(formerly known as a Police Vulnerable Sector Check)

This check is intended for people who work or volunteer with vulnerable people (i.e., school teacher, coaches, parent volunteer). A vulnerable person can be a child under 18 years, elderly and/or disabled.
Please note that if the position you are applying to or volunteering for does not meet criteria for running this level of search, additional information will be required before we are able to complete your records check.

This check will show:

  • Every criminal offence of which the individual has been convicted for which a pardon has not been issued or granted
  • Every summary conviction if the request is made within 5 years after the date of the summary conviction
  • Every finding of guilt under the Youth Criminal Justice Act (Canada) in respect of the individual during the applicable period of access under that Act
  • Any conviction for which a pardon has been granted if disclosure is authorized under the Criminal Records Act (Canada)
  • Every criminal offence of which the individual has been found guilty and received an absolute discharge within 1 year after the date of the absolute discharge
  • Every criminal offence of which the individual has been found guilty and received an conditional discharge within 3 years after the date of the conditional discharge
  • Every criminal offence for which there is an outstanding charge or warrant to arrest in respect of the individual
  • Every court order made against the individual except: court orders made under the Mental Health Act or under Part XX.1 of the Criminal Code (Canada), court orders made in relation to a charge that has been withdrawn, restraining orders made against the individual under the Family Law Act, the Children's Law Reform Act or the Child and Family Services Act
  • Every criminal offence with which the individual has been charged that resulted in a finding of not criminally responsible on account of mental disorder if the request is made within 5 years after the date of finding
  • Any non-conviction information authorized for exceptional disclosure in accordance with section 10 of the LEARN Guidelines

Form

Vulnerable Sector Check forms are available online or in the lobby of Peel Regional Police Brampton and Mississauga locations.

Applicants who share the date of birth and gender of a sex offender who has received a record suspension will be required to submit fingerprints.  View our bulletin about fingerprints required for police vulnerable sector searches.

Fees

Vulnerable Sector Checks cost $35.

Fingerprinting Fee Peel Police $27.

Fingerprinting Fee RCMP $25.

Payments can be made by cash, Debit, MasterCard or Visa.

No refunds will be issued.

Note to Volunteers: Bring in a volunteer letter from your agency and fingerprinting fees will not apply.

Record Suspensions (Previously known as Pardons)

You can obtain a Record Suspension Guide from the Parole Board of Canada Website.

You can send your Local Records Check in the mail. Please include the following:

  • Local Police Records Check Form.

  • Two notarized pieces of valid government issued identification, one with a photo (expired identification will not be accepted). Only original copies of the signed documents will be accepted by Peel Regional Police. Please Note: If you are unable to notarize your ID, you can book an appointment to submit your application and show your ID in person. Please call us at 905-453-2121 ext. 4338 to book an appointment.

  • A certified cheque or money order for $92 payable to “The Region of Peel”.

Please Note: If someone is acting on your behalf, you must include an Authorization Letter allowing us to release your information to a third party.

Mail the Local Police Records Check form, notarized ID and payment to:

Record Search Unit,
7150 Mississauga Road,
Mississauga, ON L5N 8M5


Please allow six to eight weeks for completion; depending on volume, completion dates may vary.

Fee

Local Police Record Checks for Record Suspensions cost $92.

Removal of Fingerprint Records

Application can be made for destruction of fingerprints, photographs and records of disposition in relation to an arrest by the Peel Regional Police which did not result in a conviction.

There is a 60 day waiting period from the date of the last court appearance before an application will be processed.  This is to ensure that all pertinent documents are accessible for recall.

The following conditions must also apply before the request is approved:

  • The applicant cannot have any criminal convictions,
  • The applicant cannot have outstanding charges before the courts,
  • The applicant’s charges must have resulted in one or more of the following non-conviction dispositions:
    • Acquittal: wait 30 days from date of disposition, plus an additional 30 days in the event of a late notification for appeal.
    • Dismissal: wait 30 days from date of disposition, plus an additional 30 days in the event of a late notification for appeal.
    • Not Guilty: wait 30 days from date of disposition, plus an additional 30 days in the event of a late notification for appeal.
    • Stayed/Stay of Proceedings: after one year has elapsed from the date of disposition.
    • Withdrawn: wait 30 days from date of disposition, plus an additional 30 days in the event of a late notification for appeal.
    • Withdrawn & Peace Bond: after the Peace Bond has expired,
    • Not Criminally Responsible: at least five years from date of disposition.
  • For charges resulting in the following dispositions:
    • Absolute Discharge: after one year has elapsed from the date of disposition.
    • Conditional Discharge: after three years have elapsed from the date of disposition.
    • Absolute or Conditional Discharge plus a judicial order: after the one or three years has elapsed and after the judicial order has expired.

For Absolute or Conditional Discharges received before July 24, 1992, please visit the RCMP’s website for more information.

The Youth Criminal Justice Act is clear on the retention and disclosure of youth records, therefore an application for the destruction of fingerprints, photographs and records of disposition for young persons will not be accepted.  The applicant must be an adult 18 years of age or older at the date of arrest.

It is our procedure to deny fingerprint destruction requests if there are mitigating circumstances such as a risk to public safety, if the charge(s) are of a serious nature or if the applicant is part of an ongoing investigation.  Consideration will be given to those charge(s) that are listed as primary designated or secondary designated offences as defined in section 487.04 of the Criminal Code, R.S.C. 1985, c. C-46.

Receiving Your Request

Once the request is approved by Peel Regional Police, a request will be sent to the RCMP to purge their file.  Once Peel Regional Police is advised by the RCMP the file has been purged, Peel Regional Police will then purge the fingerprints, photographs and record of disposition(s) in our files and notify the applicant of the destruction of both the RCMP and Peel Regional Police files.

Destruction of this information does not remove the event from the Peel Regional Police database.

The process can take approximately six to 12 months.

Application

If you would like us to destroy your fingerprints, photographs, and the record of disposition from a criminal charge that did not result in a conviction, send us a letter with the request and the following information:

  • Applicant's full name, including middle name and any other names used (i.e. maiden name).
  • Date of birth.
  • Gender.
  • Current address and phone number.
  • What the criminal charge and sentencing was.

Or you can mail in a Request for Destruction of Fingerprints and Photo form.

Requests can be faxed to 905-456-6210.

Mailing Address:

Send the destruction request letter or form to:

Peel Regional Police
Records Services - Court and Criminal Records
7150 Mississauga Road
Mississauga, ON L5N 8M5

Appeal Process

Eligibility for destruction of fingerprints, photographs and records of disposition is governed by policy and procedure.

An applicant will be notified in writing should their request for destruction be denied and supplied with the reason for refusal.

The applicant has the right to request a review of this decision by submitting a written appeal, within 60 days of the refusal, to the Inspector of Records Services, at the below noted address.  Further information to support an appeal requiring Peel Regional Police to give consideration to mitigating factors must be supplied, along with any court transcripts considered appropriate to substantiate the position.

Mitigating factors may include, but are not limited to:

  • The seriousness or triviality of the alleged offence,
  • Mitigating or aggravating circumstances.

Consideration will be given to each appeal request and a decision will be rendered within 60 days of receipt of all documents required to complete the appeal process; delays in responding within the 60 day period indicated may occur as a result of mitigating circumstances.  The applicant will be notified of the outcome in writing.  Should the appeal be denied, an individual may seek redress through the Courts.

Inspector, Records Services
7150 Mississauga Road
Mississauga, ON
L5N 8M5

Questions?

Contact us at 905-453-2121 ext. 4314

 

Youth Records

Disclosure of Youth Records

In accordance with the Youth Criminal Justice Act (YCJA), youth records will only be released to federal, provincial or municipal government agencies. Record checks for young persons won't be conducted for any other purpose. To require applicants to apply and pay for a product when no results will be released is not in the best interest of the applicant, community or the police service.

If a youth is requesting a copy of their own record for personal reasons, they will be required to submit fingerprints electronically through Real Time Identification. It will provide the youth with a RCMP report based on a fingerprint search and will contain a copy of the National Repository data holding as it exists, but without fingerprint images. It won't have the official RCMP embossment seal and will be in a plain format only.

Locations and Hours of Operation

You can visit our locations in Brampton or Mississauga for record services. Record Checks are NOT available at Headquarters, 7150 Mississauga Road, Mississauga, ON.

Brampton

Sir Robert Peel Centre

Sir Robert Peel Centre
7750 Hurontario Street
L6V 3W6

Hours of operation

  • Monday to Friday – 8:15 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
  • Saturday, Sunday and Statutory Holidays: CLOSED

Record Checks are NOT available at Headquarters, 7150 Mississauga Road, Mississauga, ON.

Mississauga

In-Person Record Check services are not available at 11 Division at this time.

11Division, 3030 Erin Mills Pkwy, Mississauga

11 Division
3030 Erin Mills Pkwy, Mississauga
L5L 1W8

Hours of operation

  • Monday to Friday – 8:15 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
  • Saturday, Sunday and Statutory Holidays: CLOSED

Record Checks are NOT available at Headquarters, 7150 Mississauga Road, Mississauga, ON.

Holiday Hours

Our offices are closed on:

Staff holiday function - Thursday, December 2, 2021, Closed from 12:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. at both locations. 

11 Division Record Search Unit (RSU) will be CLOSED Dec 16, 2021


Christmas Eve - Friday, December 24, 2021 - Open 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
1Christmas Day - Monday, December 27, 2021
1Boxing Day - Tuesday, December 28, 2021
New Year's Eve - Friday, December 31, 2021 - Open 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

1 An extra public holiday when Christmas Day or Boxing Day falls on a weekend.

Contact Information

Brampton Location:

Sir Robert Peel Centre
7750 Hurontario St, Brampton

905-453-2121 ext. 4390

Mississauga Location:

11 Division
3030 Erin Mills Pkwy, Mississauga

905-453-2121 ext. 2635

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