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Record Suspension

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Record Suspensions can be completed by individuals without the assistance of a lawyer or any other agency. You do not need a lawyer or representative to apply for a Record Suspension. This will not accelerate the review of your applications or convey a special status on it. The Parole Board of Canada treats all applications in the same way.

If it has been five (5) years (summary offence) or ten (10) years (indictable offence), since you completed your last sentence and all fines, surcharges, costs, restitution and compensation orders have been paid, you may apply to the Parole Board of Canada for a record suspension.

You can apply for a Record Suspension by following the step-by-step instructions and submitting your completed application forms to the Parole Board of Canada with a $644.88 processing fee made payable to the Receiver General for Canada.

Record Suspension Application Booklets can be downloaded from the Parole Board of Canada website at http://pbc-clcc.gc.ca/prdons/servic-eng.shtml.

The Parole Board of Canada has listed answers to Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) on their website to help you to determine if you are affected by these changes. Item #4 contains a link to more information on eligibility:
https://www.canada.ca/en/parole-board/services/record-suspensions/got-a-question-about-your-application.html


COPY OF CRIMINAL RECORD AND OBTAINING FINGERPRINTS

Fingerprinting for obtaining a copy of record may be taken at Headquarters at 24 Third Street in Chatham, Monday thru Friday. Appointments for prints can be made by calling 519-436-6600 extension 221. There is a fee of $65.00 and two pieces of valid government issued identification must be presented. One piece must have a photo.


LOCAL POLICE RECORDS CHECK

When your fingerprints are received back from the R.C.M.P. the Local Police Records Check in the Record Suspension Application Booklet must be completed by every police agency where the applicant has lived in the past 5 years.

You can save significant time and money by doing this yourself by submitting your application online through the Chatham-Kent Police Service website, saving you from having to attend one of our offices. Our fee is $50.00 for this service.

CLICK HERE TO SUBMIT APPLICATION FOR YOUR LOCAL POLICE RECORD CHECK (LPRC)


For further information:

Parole Board of Canada - Record Suspension
Phone contact: 1-800-874-2652 (toll free)
Email contact: suspension@pbc-clcc.gc.ca
Website contact: https://www.canada.ca/en/parole-board/services/record-suspensions.html