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Record Checks

Criminal Record checks should be conducted by the agency the person is policed by.

Online Criminal Record Check

If you are a current resident of Owen Sound, 21 or older and have an established credit history in Canada, such as credit cards, bank loans or a mortgage, you may submit your record check request online from the comfort of your home, 24 hours a day / 7 days a week.

This includes payment and authentication of your identity through your credit history.

The website is hosted by our partner Forrest Green Solutions; follow these links for more information and to submit your request online.

Please Note:  You may contact our Records Department at any time for more information, 24 hours a day by telephone. 

In person Criminal Record Check

Owen Sound residents can attend in person at:

Owen Sound Police Service
922 2nd Avenue West, Owen Sound, Ontario.

The person attending is required to bring with them 2 pieces of identification as follows:

  • Driver’s Licence along with a second form of government issued identification
  • Students are allowed a student card in lieu of a Driver’s Licence


Payment is required upon submission of the request with fees as follows:

  • $50 for employment purposes
  • $25 for educational placement purposes
  • No fee for volunteer purposes however the applicant must be a resident of Owen Sound AND the volunteer position must be in Owen Sound