Record Suspensions

(Formerly Known as Pardons)

There are a number of significant changes to the record suspension process. Please visit The Parole Board of Canada website before getting started.

For step-by-step instructions on applying for a record suspension, consult the Record Suspension Application Guide.

If you are eligible for a record suspension, the first step of the application process is to obtain your criminal record from RCMP Ottawa. This is done by submitting your fingerprints to Ottawa, and they will, in turn, provide you with a certified copy of your criminal record. The West Vancouver Police Department can submit fingerprints electronically on your behalf.

Please see Fingerprint Services section for more information.

Once you receive your criminal record from RCMP Ottawa, you are required to complete a local Police Information Check (the required form is in the Pardon Application Guide). You must include a copy of the certified copy of your criminal record that was returned to you or we will not be able to complete this process.

If you have lived in West Vancouver in the last five years, the West Vancouver Police Department charges a $78.75 (GST incl.) fee for this service. We have the same identification requirements as the Police Information Check process.