Criminal record checks can be done online, Barrie police remind residents

With back-to-school right around the corner, Barrie residents are reminded that criminal record checks can be completed online.

Online record checks are quick, easy and secure, and in most cases results are provided electronically, police note.

Vulnerable sector checks can also be completed online, but in some cases may require in-person followup or fingerprinting.

Launched in 2017, the online service allows Barrie residents to securely apply for a record check 24-hours a day, without having to attend the Barrie Police Service headquarters. All aspects of the process, including verification of identification and fee payment, are handled electronically.

Results are now being sent back to applicants electronically, with no need to wait for results to arrive in the mail.

Applicants attending police headquarters to apply in person must submit their application using a kiosk in the lobby, with assistance from staff if needed.

“With school starting again soon, and more and more recreational activities starting up as COVID restrictions lift, we are encouraging any Barrie resident who needs a criminal record check to complete it easily online,” said Barrie Police Service Records Manager Nicole Lees. “The online process is very easy to use, it’s fast and the information is secured at all stages.”

Wait times for record checks is approximately two weeks so applicants should apply as soon as possible. The Barrie Police Service can only conduct records checks for residents of the City of Barrie.

For more information, or to start an online criminal record check, visit and look for the “Record Check” button on the home page.