Criminal Record or Criminal Background Checks

Requesting a Criminal Record Check for Civil Purposes

To request a criminal record check for civil purposes, the person must do one of the following, depending on whether or not a private firm authorized by the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) to take fingerprints performs this check for their municipality.

Authorized Private Firm Working for a Municipality
A person residing in a municipality for which a private firm is authorized to take fingerprints must:

  1. make an appointment with this firm, or one of them if there are several, by referring to the table below
  2. attend the appointment with 2 pieces of identification, including one with a photo, then have your fingerprints taken and make the required payment

The authorized firm will electronically transmit the fingerprints to the RCMP, who will then forward the results to the individual.

The municipalities for which a private firm is authorized to take fingerprints are listed in the table below.

Municipality

Numbers corresponding to authorized firms in the contact list (access points)
Acton Vale 3, 7, 10, 11
Alma 3, 7
Amqui 7
Baie-Comeau 7
Bécancour 3, 7
Berthierville 3, 7, 17
Boucherville 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 14, 16, 17
Campbell's Bay 3
Candiac 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 14, 16, 17
Chicoutimi 3, 7
Coaticook 7, 16
Cookshire-Eaton 7
Drummondville 3, 7, 10, 11
Dunham 3, 7, 16
Gaspé 7
Gatineau 7, 14
Joliette 3, 4, 7, 10, 15
La Tuque 7
Lac-Beauport 3, 7, 10, 12
Lac-Etchemins 3, 7
Lachute 3, 7, 9, 10
Lac-Mégantic 7
Lacolle 3, 4, 5, 7, 10, 16
Laurier-Station 3, 7, 10, 12
Laval 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 15, 16, 17
Lavaltrie 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 10, 15, 16, 17
Longueuil 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 15, 16, 17
Louiseville 3, 7
Maniwaki 7, 13
Marieville 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 16
Mascouche 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 15, 16, 17
Mont-Laurier 3, 7
Montmagny 3, 7
Montréal 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 15, 16, 17
Napierville 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 16
Nicolet 3, 7
Notre-Dame-du-Lac 7
Oka 1, 3, 5, 7, 8, 9, 10, 15, 16
Ormstown 3, 7, 10, 16
Papineauville 3, 7, 14
Plessisville 3, 7, 10, 12
Pont-Rouge 3, 7, 10, 12
Port-Cartier 3
Prévost 3, 7, 10, 17
Price 7
Québec 3, 7, 10, 12
Rawdon 3, 7, 10, 15
Richmond 3, 7
Rimouski 7
Rivière-du-Loup 7
Rouyn-Noranda 7
Saint-Boniface 3, 7
Saint-Clet 3, 7, 9, 10
Saint-Donat 7
Sainte-Agathe-des-Monts 7
Sainte-Anne-de-Beaupré 3, 7, 10, 12
Sainte-Anne-de-la-Pérade 3, 7
Saint-Gabriel-de-Brandon 3
Saint-Georges-de-Beauce 3, 7, 10
Saint-Gervais 3, 7, 10
Saint-Hyacinthe 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12 
Saint-Jean-Port-Joli 7
Saint-Jérôme 3, 5, 7, 8, 9, 10, 15, 17
Saint-Joseph-de-Beauce 7, 10
Saint-Lin-Laurentides 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 9, 10, 15, 17
Saint-Mathieu-de-Belœil 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 16
Saint-Nicolas 3, 7, 10
Saint-Pascal 7
Saint-Sauveur 3, 7, 10, 15, 17
Saint-Tite 3, 7
Salaberry-de-Valleyfield 3, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 16
Scott 3, 7, 10
Sept-Îles 3, 7
Shawinigan 3, 7
Sherbrooke 7
Sorel-Tracy 3, 4, 7, 10, 11
Saint-Ambroise 7
Saint-Pierre-de-l'Île-d'Orléans 3, 7, 10, 12
Thetford Mines 7, 10
Trois-Pistoles 7
Trois-Rivières 3, 7
Vaudreuil-Dorion 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 15, 16, 17
Victoriaville 3, 7
Waterloo 3, 7
Wotton 3, 7

Municipality for Which No Private Firm is Authorized to take fingerprints
The person residing in a municipality for which no private firm is authorized to take fingerprints must:

  1. make an appointment with their local police department (to find their contact details, use the online service Bottin des services de police)
  2. attend the appointment with 2 pieces of identification, including one with a photo, to have your fingerprints taken and obtain the form Identification dactyloscopique aux fins de l’identification seulement [Fingerprint identification for identification purposes only] (on which your fingerprints are printed)
  3. send the form and the required payment to the authorized firm of your choice

The chosen firm will electronically transmit the fingerprints to the RCMP, who will then forward the results to the individual.

Canadian Citizen Living Outside Canada
This person must contact the Canadian embassy or consulate in the country where they live to find out how to proceed in their situation.

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