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For information about obtaining a pardon or to download the Record Suspension Guide, please click on the following link:

Record Suspension Information

Each step in the Record Suspension Guide must be followed in sequence prior to filling out the application. Pay particular attention to Step 1 and Step 2.

Step 1 - Obtain Your Criminal Record

Fingerprinting is conducted by the Brantford Police Service by calling (519) 756-0113, and asking for the Front Receptionist. A clerk will make an appointment with you for fingerprinting. The cost is $33.00 (+HST) plus $25.00 (+HST) for the RCMP processing fee.
The applicant's fingerprints will be sent electronically to the RCMP. You will receive your certified criminal record in the mail from the RCMP. DO NOT move on to Step 4 until you have received your certified criminal record. This documentation must be sent with your Record Suspension package. 

Step 2 - Obtain Local Police Record

A Local Police Records Check Form must be completed by each Police Service where you have resided in the past five (5) years. The Brantford Police Service charges $55.00 for this service. However, if you also require a Local Police Records Check from another police agency, you will have to contact that police service in order to confirm the cost and procedures prior to attending.

Once you have completed the process, you are now ready to fill in the Record Suspension Application Form, which is Step 3.

Any questions or concerns may be directed to Shari Moore, Records Manager, Brantford Police Service, 519-756-0113, ext. 2251, or by email to