Record Suspension Process

If you have been free of criminal convictions for a period of time you may apply to the Parole Board of Canada for a record suspension (formerly Pardon Application).

All applicants should be aware that the Parole Board of Canada (PBC) is the only Federal agency authorized to order a record suspension. You do not need a third-party company or lawyer to apply for a record suspension. The record suspension process can be completed by individuals themselves, directly to the Parole Board of Canada. To learn more, visit the Record Suspensions section of the Parole Board of Canada. 

To apply for a Record Suspension, you must download and complete the application forms from the Parole Board of Canada. 

Fingerprinting Appointment (Step one)

The first step in the process is to obtain a copy of your Criminal Record from the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) in Ottawa by the submission of your fingerprints.

You will need to book a Fingerprint appointment to obtain a copy of your criminal record. Please call us at 705-675-9171 extension 6622 to book your appointment as we are currently not accepting walk-ins.  

Three is a fingerprinting fee that can be found on our Fees for Services. This fee is required and the applicant must also bring in two pieces of valid, government issued identification. Valid identification types include:

  • Passport
  • Driver's licence
  • Birth Certificate
  • Canadian Citizenship Card
  • Permanent Resident Card
  • Certificate of Indian Status
  • Immigration Documents (i.e. work or study permits)
  • Military Family ID card (MFID)
  • Record of Landing for Citizenship Applicant
  • Certificate of live Birth
  • Nexus card
  • Ontario Identification Card

Local Police Records Check (Step two)

When your fingerprints are received back from the RCMP, the Local Police Record Check Form in the Record Suspension Application booklet is to be provided to every police agency where you have lived in the last five years.

In Greater Sudbury, you can submit this form via our online Local Police Check site.

Fees for Services

Effective January 1, 2022, the Fees for Services provided by the Greater Sudbury Police Service as approved by the Police Services Board.

*As per Bill 13, Amendments to the Police Records Check Reform Act (PRCRA), volunteer Criminal Record Check (CRC) and volunteer Criminal Record and Judicial Matters Check (CRJMC) results will be provided at no charge by the police service. If the application is made online, there will be a $9.95 processing fee plus applicable taxes by the third party provider Forrest Green

Please note that expedited service will not be available for Volunteer CRC, CRJMC or Record Suspension applications, Destruction of Fingerprint and Photograph Records or Insurance Confirmation Requests.

 Request for Information Fees

Bingo/Lottery Applicant (cost per two applicants/organizations) - $34.00

Level 1 Criminal Record Check - $40.00

Level 1 Criminal Record Check for Unpaid Student - $25.00

Level 1 Criminal Record Check for Volunteer - $0.00

Level 2 Criminal Record and Judicial Matters Check - $40.00

Level 2 Criminal Record and Judicial Matters Check for Unpaid Student - $25.00

Level 2 Criminal Record and Judicial Matters Check for Volunteer - $0.00

Level 3 Vulnerable Sector Check - $40.00

Level 3 Vulnerable Sector Check for Volunteer/Unpaid Student - $25.00

Children's Law Reform Act Check (includes fingerprints) - $66.00

Record Check (additional originals) - $5.00

Record Check (expedited) - $34.00

Record Check (record suspension/pardon) - $68.00

Digital Fingerprints (employment, adoption, VISA, pardon, waiver, etc.) - $65.00

Destruction of Fingerprints and Photograph Application - $44.00

Project LIFESAVER Annual Fee - $245.00

Project LIFESAVER Monthly Fee - $21.00

General Occurrence Report - $68.00

Occurrence Report (other related) - $31.00

Occurrence List - $68.00

Motor Vehicle Collision Report - $57.00

Motor Vehicle Collision Report (additional information contained on back of report) - $32.00

Motor Vehicle Reconstruction Report - $2,710.00

Motor Vehicle Reconstruction Supplementary Report (deposit) - $57.00

Motor Vehicle Reconstruction Supplementary Report (hourly charge) - $34.00

Motor Vehicle Collision Summary (hourly charge) - $34.00

Motor Vehicle Collision Executive Report (hourly charge) - $34.00

Motor Vehicle Collision Scale Diagram (3' x 4') - $890.00

Motor Vehicle Inspection Report (per vehicle) - $183.00

Officer's Notebook Notes - $68.00

Parade or Public Even Application - $105.00

Photographs (electronic reproduction of up to ten photos) - $28.00

Photographs (additional cost per scanned image) - $5.00

Photographs (hard copy cost per image) - $5.00

Recordings (electronic reproduction of audio or video) - $68.00

Recordings (additional cost per recording) - $57.00

Special Occasion Permit Letter - $40.00

Statistical Information (fee per hour with a half hour minimum) - $105.00

Witness Statement - $32.00

 False Alarm Reduction Program Fees

Registration (residential/commercial under 3,000 square feet) - $40.00

Registration (commercial over 3,000 square feet) - $60.00

Registration (hospital, health care facility, college, university, etc.) - $60.00

Registration (School Board) - $250.00

False Alarm Dispatch Fee if Registered in Program - $75.00

False Alarm Dispatch Fee if Not Registered in Program - $125.00

 Paid Duty Fees

Hourly Rate (Constable) - $76.20 + HST

Hourly Rate (Sergeant) - $87.18 + HST

Hourly Rate (Staff Sergeant) - $96.12 + HST

Cruiser fee per hour (minimum 3 hour charge) - $30.99 + HST

Boat, trailer and tow vehicle fee per hour (minimum 3 hour charge) - $75.00 + HST

Administration Fee - 20% of total paid duty contract

 

*Notwithstanding Section 4 of By-law 2009-3, paid duty rates shall be adjusted in accordance with the collective agreement between the Board and the Sudbury Police Association in effect at the time of the paid duty assignment and not the Consumer Price Index. A minimum 3 (three) hour charge shall apply.