A criminal record check costs $35.00 (tax included), unless you’re applying to volunteer for a non-profit organization, in which case the check is free except for a $10.00 processing fee. You must be a resident of Saint John to apply. The processing time for a criminal background check is seven days from the time of submission. No same-day service. Expedited service available for $100.
To apply for a criminal background check online, click the button below. You must be able to verify your identity to use the online process.
Apply in person
To obtain a criminal background check in person, you must present:
- Two pieces of government-issued ID that confirm your name, date of birth, and Saint John address.
- One of your pieces of ID must include a photo.
- Out of town/country students must present their current student ID card.
- A letter on agency letterhead from the organization requesting the check that includes the applicant’s name, whether they will be working with or responsible for children or vulnerable people, whether the application is for volunteer or paid employment, and the full name and title of person requiring the check, with full contact information.
Bring your request, in person, Monday – Friday (8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.) to:
ONE Peel Plaza
Saint John, NB E2L 0E1
Fingerprints for employment, pardons, and immigration
If you need a set of fingerprints, you must be a resident of the City of Saint John, and must produce two pieces of appropriate identification that confirms your name, date of birth and address. One piece of identification presented must include a photo.
Tuesday and Wednesday, by appointment only.
Cost is $35.00 (tax included); free if applying to volunteer for a non-profit organization.