**At this time due to the COVID-19 pandemic, our office is not accepting in-person applications.
Please contact us at 519-756-0113, ext. 3336 with questions.
During this time, we encourage all applicants to apply for police checks using the Online Police Background Records Check portal, located in the "Useful Links" box.
All record checks that pass authentication will be automatically mailed out when completed.
Please note: If you are under the age of 21 or have limited credit history, you can still pay for and submit your application online to get the process started. If you fail to authenticate or require fingerprints, we will not be able to complete your application until the office is fully operational again. You may show your employer/volunteer organization your receipt, as proof of your application, and have them refer to our website for confirmation of our limited access.
Until further notice, previously submitted requests, will NOT be available for pick up. Exceptions will be made for those requiring a Vulnerable Sector Check under emergency circumstances.
Effective November 1, 2018, the Police Records Checks Reform Act is in effect. Due to changes imposed by the legislation, the Brantford Police Service will no longer accept and process police record checks for persons under the age of 18, UNLESS the applicant is applying for a position with a government agency (federal, provincial or municipal). Eligible young persons must apply in person, not our on-line process.
Please note: you MUST be a current resident of the City of Brantford (taxes paid to the City of Brantford) and your address must be policed by the Brantford Police Service in order to apply through this Police Service. If you are unsure if you are eligible to apply through the Brantford Police Service, please call us at 519-756-0113 ext 3336 for verification as NO REFUNDS will be issued.
The Brantford Police Service cannot provide police screening checks to persons who do not reside within the City of Brantford.
Information about Vulnerable Sector Checks can be found online at www.brantfordpolice.ca or by calling 519-756-0113.
(Not to be used for On-Line Police Screening)
Note: If you are using these forms, you must attend the Brantford Police Station with applicable identification and application fees.
Brantford Police Service - Combined Records Check for Criminal Record/Criminal Record and Judicial Matters/Vulnerable Sector Check Form
Freedom of Information Requests
The Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (MFIPPA), is legislation that covers Ontario's municipalities and local boards, including police services.
How to Make a Request:
- Complete the FOI Access/Correction Request form
- Requestor must attend their local police service with their identification, so it can be verified (date and signed by police service)
- Mail the FOI Access/Correction Request form, verified identification and $5.00 application fee. Note: Payment must be cash or money order. We do not accept personal cheques, or take credit card payments over the phone.
- Once the FOI request is completed, the information will be mailed to them
Records Checks for those living outside of Canada
For additional information on criminal records checks, including checks from people who once resided in Brantford but are currently residing outside of Canada, please click here.