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Fresno County Arrest, Court, and Public Records

What are Fresno County Arrest Records?

Fresno County arrest records provide local details of individuals who are taken into custody on account of alleged involvement in a crime. Information on arrest record may include:

  • The arrestee's name, birth date, sex, race, etc.
  • Date of the arrest
  • Location of the arrest
  • The arresting officer's name
  • The address of the county jail
  • The name of the officer that issued an arrest warrant

According to California State Laws, arrests may or may not lead to the arrestee's detention. Fresno arrest records are open to the public. The Fresno County Sheriff maintains these documents and grants access to requests.

Crime Statistics

According to the Fresno County Police Department’s annual report, the county recorded a total of 23,989 crimes in 2016. Larceny-theft was the most common crime, with 13,542 incidents, followed by burglary with 3,697 cases and auto thefts with 3,284 cases. The year also recorded 39 murders, 158 rapes, 1,122 robberies, 1,887 assaults, and 260 arsons. Fresno County’s crime index for 2016 was 377.6 compared to the national average of 280.5.

A detailed analysis of crime trends in the county shows that incidents of theft fell by 27% between 2002 and 2016. Fresno experienced significant reductions in all types of crimes except rape that has an equal number of cases in 2002 and 2016. Crimes with lower incidents over the 15 years were murder (7%), robbery (24%), assault (10%), burglary (17%), auto theft (54%), and arson (63%).

What are Fresno County Criminal Records?

Fresno County criminal records provide information on a person's criminal history. In California, criminal records are also known as rap sheets. Fresno County criminal records are not the same as Fresno arrest records. Criminal records are maintained by the California Department of Justice. At the county level, the Fresno County Sheriff makes criminal records available upon requests. Under California laws, only the record subject can request copies of a criminal record, so they are not technically categorized as Fresno County public records. Third-party requests are unavailable and will be denied.

How Do I Get Fresno County Criminal Records?

Criminal records for Fresno County are available at the Fresno County Sheriff’s Office. Statewide requests are processed online via the California State Attorney General's website. To search for criminal records from the Sheriff, the requester should visit the Records Unit of the Sheriff’s Office at:

2200 Fresno Street
Fresno, CA 93721

It is also possible to obtain criminal records for dif in the county communities from the various municipal police departments. For example, criminal records for the City of Fresno, the county seat, are available at the Police Records and Information Service Bureau located at:

2323 Mariposa Street
Lobby, Fresno, CA

This office opens from Monday through Friday between 7:30 am to 2:30 pm.

How to Find Fresno County Sex Offender Information

Following the enactment of the 1996 Penal Code § 290.46, the California Department of Justice (DOJ) maintains a statewide sex offender database. Fresno County residents can access this database by visiting California’s Megan’s Law website. Sex offender information is also open to members of the public.

The search tool allows visitors to search by name, city, address, zip code, county, and proximity. To find sex offenders in Fresno County, the record seeker should select the county in the County Search drop-down menu. For more information on sex offenders, residents can contact the Fresno County Sheriff's Office.

How Do I Visit an Inmate in Fresno County Jail?

Individuals who intend to visit an inmate detained in the Fresno County Jail should first familiarize themselves with the county jail rules and visiting schedule. The visitor will need to tender a valid means of identification upon arrival at the facility. The facility may record all visits for safety reasons.

Inmate visitation is non-contact and is conducted through a glass partition. Inmates can receive visitors for 30 minutes, twice each week, at maximum. Visits at the Fresno County jail occur at the facility lobby located at:

1225 M St
Fresno, CA 93721

Where and How to Find Fresno County Inmate Information

The Fresno County Sheriff’s Office keeps records on inmates booked into county jails. It provides an online inmate locator tool to search for specific inmates by name or booking number. It is also possible to obtain inmate information over the phone by calling (888) 373-7011.

Inmate information includes the inmate's personal data as well as information on the crime they were convicted for. The Fresno County Sheriff may also withhold some data for security reasons. In such instances, the record seeker should contact the County Sheriff directly.

What are Fresno County Court Records?

Fresno County court records contain necessary court data. The county's court records are kept at the Fresno Superior Court. To search these documents, the record seeker can visit the California State Archives located at:

1500 11th Street
Sacramento, CA 95814

The Archives opens between 9:30 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. from Monday to Friday. The Archives has records for over a million cases dating back to 1860. It covers the proceedings of appellate, civil, criminal, probate, family, juvenile, small claims, and traffic courts.

Location of All Courts in Fresno County

Fresno County Superior Court - B.F. Sisk Courthouse
1130 O Street
Fresno, CA 93721
Phone: (559) 457-2000

Fresno County Superior Court - Criminal Courts Departments 95 & 96
1265 M Street
Fresno, CA 93721
Phone: (559) 457-2000

Fresno County Superior Court - Downtown
1100 Van Ness Avenue
Fresno, CA 93724
Phone: (559) 457-2000

Fresno County Superior Court - Juvenile
Juvenile Delinquency Facility
3333 East American Avenue
Suite A
Fresno, CA 93725
Phone: (559) 457-4810

Fresno County Superior Court - M Street Courthouse
2317 Tuolumne Street
Fresno, CA 93721
Phone: (559) 457-1700

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What are Fresno County Vital Records

Fresno County’s vital records include birth, death, marriage, and military discharge records. The California Department of Public Health and the Fresno County Department of Health, Vital Statistics maintains vital records. Individuals can make a request by downloading the relevant form on the forms page and sending the filled copy to

Fresno County Department of Health, Vital Statistics
P.O. Box 11867
Fresno, CA 93775-1867

Both state and county agencies may provide vital records as certified copies or information copies. Information copies are open to the public, per California Public Records Act. Certified or confidential copies are, however, restricted to the registrant and legal authorities.

Where and How to Get Fresno County Divorce Records

Divorce records for Fresno County are available at the California Department of Public Health. The department issues copies of these Fresno public records documented between 1962 and June 1984. The Fresno County Supreme Court also issues copies of records filed after 1984.

To obtain divorce records, the applicant should visit either of the two offices with a completed Application for Certified Copy of Divorce Records. The department charges $15 as a processing fee. Mail requests should be sent to:

California Department of Public Health
Vital Records – MS 5103
P.O. Box 997410
Sacramento, CA 95899-7410

Where and How to Get Fresno County Marriage Records

The Vital Records department of the California Department of Public Health maintains marriage records. Interested parties can request marriage records by mail. The applicant should download, complete, and submit an Application for Certified Copy of Marriage Record to:

California Department of Public Health
Vital Records – MS 5103
P.O. Box 997410
Sacramento, CA 95899-7410

Most marriage records are available for public inspection. However, there are two types of marriage records in California; confidential marriage records and public marriage records. Confidential marriage records are only available to the record's subject, while public marriage records are available to the public.

Where and How to Get Fresno County Birth Records

Certified copies of birth records are obtainable from the California Department of Public Health. A birth certificate costs $25 per requested copy. The department issues birth certificates filed since 1905. Earlier records are available at the Fresno County Recorder's Office.

To obtain a birth record, the requesting party should submit a completed Application for Certified Birth Record. The department requires a notarized statement upon application for certified copies. All documents should be mailed to:

California Department of Public Health
Vital Records – MS 5103
P.O. Box 997410
Sacramento, CA 95899-7410

Where and How to Get Fresno County Death Records

Death records are available at the California Department of Public Health. The department has copies of death records documented since July 1905. A copy of a death certificate costs $21.

All applicants will need to submit an Application for Certified Death Record. Walk-in requests take a few hours to be processed while mail requests may take up to seven working days. Mails should be forwarded to:

California Department of Public Health
Vital Records – MS 5103
P.O. Box 997410
Sacramento, CA 95899-7410

Are Property Records Open to the Public in Fresno County?

Per the provisions of the California Public Records Act, officials in Fresno County provide the public with access to property records generated while carrying out official duties. To get copies of Fresno County property records, interested persons must visit or contact the custodian’s office.

Where and How to Find Property Records in Fresno County

The Fresno County Assessor's Office keeps records of all taxable property in the county. Among the Assessor’s duties are:

  • Identifying taxable property within Fresno County
  • Identifying the owners or controllers of property within Fresno County
  • Assessing and establishing the value of all taxable property in the county
  • Publishing and maintaining records through assessment rolls

The Assessor’s Office gives the public access to assessment rolls, online and offline. Individuals may order assessment rolls by mail or in-person Monday through Friday (8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.) at the following address:

Fresno County Assessor’s Office
Hall of Records
2281 Tulare Street
Room 201
P.O. Box 1146
Fresno, CA 93715

Researchers who wish to purchase data from the Assessor’s Office must provide the following:

  • A letter specifying the required files
  • Contact details including name, phone number, email address, and return mailing address
  • A check or money order payable to the Fresno County Treasurer.

The cost of assessment rolls ranges from $29.68 for an unsecured assessment roll to $48.70 for a secured assessment roll containing owners’ names.

How to Look Up Fresco County Property Records

The Fresno County Assessor's Office provides online access to its annual assessment rolls. Per the California Public Records Act, Government Code Section 6254.21, which prevents state or local agencies from posting the home address or telephone number of any elected or appointed official on the Internet, the assessment rolls published online omit Assessee’s names from all parcels. To view complete assessment rolls, interested persons must visit the Assessor’s Office in-person Monday through Friday (8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.) at the following address:

Fresno County Assessor’s Office
Hall of Records
2281 Tulare Street
Room 201
P.O. Box 1146
Fresno, CA 93715