Record Suspensions (Pardons)

Notice: As a result of Bill C-10, the term "pardon" has been replaced with "record suspension" as of March 13, 2012. Click here for changes to eligibility or call the Record Suspension Information Line at 1-800-874-2652 (toll-free)

CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD PARDON APPLICATIONS ON-LINE

A pardon is a recognition that you are of good conduct.  When a pardon is granted, the information will be taken out of the Canadian Police Information Centre (CPIC) computer system.  Pardon Application Guides are available upon request for individuals who are seeking pardons from the Midland Police Service.

Before you are eligible to apply for a pardon, you must have completed all your sentences and waited a certain period of time from the completion of your sentences.  Under the Criminal Code of Canada and other federal statutes the waiting period is three years for summary convictions and five years for indictable offences.

There are private companies who offer their assistance in obtaining pardons, but this booklet has been designed for individuals to apply for it on their own.  The booklet may also be downloaded from the National Parole Board website at www.npb-cnlc.gc.ca/pardons .  

The first step in the process is having your fingerprints taken.

In order to have your fingerprints taken for Pardon purposes, the applicant must be a resident of Midland and attend the Midland Police Service in person, Monday to Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. (excluding Statutory Holidays). See our Records Service hours

The cost for this service is found in our Fee Schedule . Payment can be made by cash, cheque (with appropriate ID), Visa, Mastercard or Interac (Debit). The applicant then forwards their fingerprints to the RCMP for proof of conviction.

Once the applicant has received proof of conviction from the RCMP, the applicant may attend the Midland Police Service to complete the "Local Records" check portion of the application (from the Pardon booklet). 

The cost for this additional service is found in our Fee Schedule . Payment can be made by cash, cheque (with appropriate ID), Visa, Mastercard or Interac (Debit).

The Local Records check portion of the application takes approximately 2-3 weeks to process.