Background Checks

Name Change


When applying to change your name through the Government of Ontario, you may be required to submit a police record check along with your application.

Please review the Government of Ontario website at https://www.ontario.ca/page/change-name for further information on how to change your name and when you are required to request a police record check.

If you are required to get a police record check for the purpose of a name change please follow the following steps to apply:

Applying in Person – Police HQ closed until further notice due to Covid-19 - not available

  • Print, fill out and bring the Name Change Record Check form to Toronto Police Headquarters, 40 College Street.

  • Must present 2 pieces of government-issued identification, one bearing a photo, full name, and date of birth.

  • Pay the administrative fee of $45.00 by debit/credit/certified cheque or money order made payable to the Toronto Police Service (this administrative fee does not apply to individuals under the age of 18).

Applying via mail

  • Print and fill out the Name Change Record Check form.

  • Must enclose clear copies of 2 pieces of government-issued identification, one bearing a photo, full name, and date of birth.

  • Include administrative fee of $45.00 by certified cheque/money order made payable to the Toronto Police Service (this administrative fee does not apply to individuals under the age of 18).

Mailing address:

Toronto Police Service
40 College Street
Toronto, ON M5G 2J3
Attention: Police Reference Check Program

Further questions regarding the process can be directed to the Police Reference Check Program via email: ReferenceCheckProgram@torontopolice.on.ca.

 


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