When applying to change your name through the Government of Ontario, you may be required to submit a police record check along with your application.

Please review the Government of Ontario website at ontario.ca/page/change-name for further information on how to change your name and when you are required to request a police record check.

If you are required to get a police record check for the purpose of a name change please follow the following steps to apply:

 

Applying in Person

  • Print, fill out and bring the Name Change Record Check form to Toronto Police Headquarters, 40 College Street.

  • Must present 2 pieces of government-issued identification, one bearing a photo, full name, and date of birth.

  • Pay the administrative fee of $45.00 by debit/credit/certified cheque or money order made payable to the Toronto Police Service (this administrative fee does not apply to individuals under the age of 18).

 

Applying via mail

  • Print and fill out the Name Change Record Check form.

  • Must enclose clear copies of 2 pieces of government-issued identification, one bearing a photo, full name, and date of birth.

  • Include administrative fee of $45.00 by certified cheque/money order made payable to the Toronto Police Service (this administrative fee does not apply to individuals under the age of 18).

 

Mailing address:

Toronto Police Service
40 College Street
Toronto, ON M5G 2J3
Attention: Police Reference Check Program

Further questions regarding the process can be directed to the Police Reference Check Program via email: [email protected].

 

Form

Name Change Record Check Consent

Forms

Name Change Record Check Consent

Criminal Record Check Authorization

Contact Information Access

Information Access Service Counter Open Monday to Friday from 7 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., excluding statutory holidays.

Counter Service closed at 11:30am on the day immediately before a long weekend (i.e., either the Thursday or the Friday).

HQ Drop Box for completed Vulnerable Sector Applications (and any required payment) open Monday – Friday, 7:00am to 5:00pm, excluding statutory holidays.

40 College St. Toronto, ON M5G 2J3

Key Contacts

  • Police Reference Check Program (PRCP) Information Line – 416-808-7991 (Please note that in-person services are currently unavailable)

  • PRCP section can be reached Monday/Wednesday/Friday
    from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at 416-808-8244, excluding statutory holidays

  • Vulnerable Sector Check Status Update Line – 416-808-8253

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Location of the contact address on the map

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