Police record checks are required for a variety of purposes including employment, adoption, international travel, volunteer work, citizenship, name change, student placement or to obtain a record suspension (formerly pardon).
OPP record check applications — including payment and ID verification — are now online. Your identity will be verified using Electronic Identity Verification (EIV). The majority of applicants will not be required to attend an OPP detachment (see exceptions). The application process is quick, easy and secure.
Follow these four steps to prepare to apply.
To request an OPP Record Check, you must live in an OPP-policed community.
The OPP is not the police service of jurisdiction for large urban centres including Ottawa, Toronto, the Greater Toronto Area (GTA), Hamilton, Niagara, Sudbury or Thunder Bay. If you live in these communities, please contact your local police service of jurisdiction to request a police record check. Do not select OPP Highway Safety Divisions (Cambridge, Mississauga, Toronto, Niagara and Burlington) as record checks for individuals who live in these communities must be completed by the local police service.
Do I live in an OPP-policed community?
Use the map below to determine if you are eligible for an OPP record check. Eligibility is based on the jurisdiction where you live.
To use the map, type your address in the search bar, then click on your address. A pop-up window will identify which service polices your community. If the map indicates that you are within OPP jurisdiction, proceed with your application. If you are outside of OPP jurisdiction, please contact the police service indicated on the map. (Exception: If you live in another jurisdiction but have been directed by the OPP to complete this process due to an OPP special project, you may still proceed.)
During your online application, you will be required to select the type of police record check you need. The agency/organization requesting the check will communicate to you which type of check you need. The OPP cannot make this decision for you.
The OPP provides four types of record checks, including:
If your agency letter states that you require a Criminal Record Check with a Vulnerable Sector Check, you only need to request a Vulnerable Sector Check.
A few pieces of information will be required when you apply for a police record check. You will need:
Prior to submitting your application, here are a few things you need to know:
If your question is not addressed in the FAQs, contact 1 833 909-0057 for additional information or for support.