Paid Duty Customers Notice:
Please be advised paid duty requests received with less than 24 hours’ notice are more likely to not be filled. In such cases, the Central Paid Duty Office will not be notifying customers the night before the event if their duty is not filled.
To increase the likelihood that a paid duty request will be filled, please ensure that paperwork is properly filled out and submitted at least 24 hours prior to the event.
We appreciate your cooperation and assistance. Thank you.
April 10, 2013
Attention: Accounts Payable departments of Paid Duty Customers
The Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) has recently advised the Toronto Police Service (TPS) that the Harmonized Sales Tax (HST) must be applied to all revenue/cost recovery amounts charged to customers, even if such amounts are not paid directly to invoicing party. As a result, effective May 1, 2013, invoices for paid duties from the Toronto Police Service (TPS) will include a calculation for the harmonized sales tax (HST) on the officer’s portion of the paid duty fee, even if the officer’s portion of the charge is paid directly to the officer at the end of the paid duty event.
The HST will be reflected as a total of all amounts charged, which includes the officer’s payment, administrative fee, vehicle and equipment rentals and Credit Union fee (if applicable) in a single tax line. Unfortunately, the amount cannot be split into two lines, to reflect the direct and indirect payments. Therefore, the HST as a percentage of the total invoice will appear higher than the legislated charge of 13%.
Please ensure that payment is made for the full invoice amount to avoid future correspondence related to unpaid balances and possible discontinuance of services provided. We appreciate your understanding of this matter.
Toronto Police Service
Financial Management unit
Scheduling a Paid Duty
Off-duty police officers are available for hire to provide police presence for a range of functions:
- Traffic control
- Funeral Escorts
- Escorts for wide/oversized loads
- Film Shoots
- Security at Sporting Events/Concerts, Weddings/Banquets, Community and School Events
The following are the prohibited functions for which a paid duty will NOT be performed:
- On behalf of an employer or union in relation to a labour dispute
- At a function likely to promote a confrontation between participating groups
- As a body guard service
- As a money escort
- As an escort in a domestic dispute house visit
All Paid Duty requests must be submitted by fax to 416-808-5042.
For Paid Duty questions not covered by the FAQ document, please call:
Hours of Operation
- Monday to Friday
- 07:00 to 21:00
- Saturday, Sunday and Statutory Holidays
- 09:30 to 18:00