Fee for Criminal Records Checks in Antigonish rising slightly

Posted at 3:29 pm on September 19, 2017 | Filed Under: News

It’s going to cost a little more for  RCMP criminal records checks in the town of Antigonish.  Town Council has approved a recommendation to amend its Municipal User Fee Policy to increase the fee from 20 to 25 dollars.
The revenue from the checks will be split two ways. Fees paid by Antigonish area residents not attending St. FX will go to the Antigonish Crime Prevention Association.  It’s to help reduce the association’s reliance on discretionary grants through the town’s Community Grants program.
Fees paid by St. FX students will be used to partially fund the salary of a part-time administrative support clerk at the RCMP detachment.
Fees will be continue to be exempted for criminal record checks for volunteers who have a letter from a non-profit organization requesting the check.