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Clovis Arrest, Court, and Public Records

What are Clovis Public Records?

In consonance with the provisions of the CPRA, Clovis public records include any information generated, processed, used, or maintained by government agencies except where the record is exempted by law. Clovis public records may consist of typed or handwritten documents, images, or content transferred via email. Clovis records are however precluded from public access in the following circumstances:

  • Private personal information that is in breach of personal privacy;
  • Information and documents related to an active investigation being done by a law enforcement agency;
  • Confidential information;
  • Trade secrets;
  • Preliminary drafts, annotations, or observations;
  • Pending specifics of the case (attorney job product);
  • Taxpayers’ data and private financial data;
  • Information about juveniles

Clovis Crime Statistics

The California Department of Justice, through the Open Justice Portal, provides the crime statistics for all the cities and counties in California. The crime data for Clovis City in 2019 shows that there was a total number of 2,525 crimes. This includes 243 violent crimes and 2,282 property crimes. The violent crimes include 54 rapes, 32 robberies, and 157 aggravated assaults. There was no reported incident of homicide. The property crimes include 307 burglaries, 1,810 larcenies, 159 motor vehicle thefts, and six arsons.

Compared to 2015 figures, homicide (100%), robbery (54%), burglary (27%), larceny (26%), and motor vehicle theft (24%) rates fell over five years. At the same time, there were higher incidences of rape (108%), aggravated assault (11%), and arson (20%).

Are Clovis Criminal Records Public?

Most of Clovis criminal records are considered public, save for those precluded from public access. One of the classes of criminal records beyond public access includes those generated and managed by law enforcement agencies at the local level. These records are however available to the record registrant, as well as a small category of employers, such as child care centers, law enforcement agencies, security guard firms, and companies of public utilities. The Clovis City Police offers residents the opportunity to conduct their criminal background checks. Interested persons are to complete a background request form and provide a photo ID to the Clovis Police Department located at:

Clovis Police Department
1233 5th Street
Clovis, CA 93612
Phone: (559) 324-2800

Administrative charges for this process are payable by cash, check, money order, or by card. Record checks are not performed immediately but the results are mailed upon completion. County-wide criminal records are also available at the Fresno County Superior Court located at:

Fresno County Superior Court
1100 Van Ness Avenue
11th floor
Fresno, CA 93724

Criminal records and background checks are also limited at the state level. The California Department of Justice performs state criminal background checks and offers this service only to people who wish to look for their own criminal records. Law enforcement authorities and employers in the state also have access to this service. The Superior Court also considers California criminal records as public records. Copies are made available upon request to applicants.

How to Obtain Clovis Police Reports and Arrest Records?

The Clovis Police Department maintains and issues Clovis arrest records and police reports. Copies of these records are not available to everyone. They are available upon request to the following persons only:

  • For traffic accident report: The listed driver, passenger, or authorized representative of the people listed in the report or someone filing a claim
  • For property or person crime report: a listed victim
  • Persons with a court order

Requests for Clovis police reports and arrest records are to be made in person. Interested parties are to complete a report request form, provide identification, and pay a fee at the Clovis Police Department located at:

Clovis Police Department
1233 5th Street
Clovis, CA 93612
Phone: (559) 324-2800

Requests may be processed and received immediately. However, where this is not possible, the report will be mailed to the applicant when it is available.

How to Find Sex Offender Information in Clovis?

In compliance with California Megan’s Law, the Clovis Police Department has a sex registrant information line. Resident can call the line to get information about high-risk and serious sex offenders who reside in, are employed in, or frequent the community. To get sex offender information in Clovis, call the information line at (559) 324-3474.

Clovis sex offender information is also available at the state level. The California Department of Justice maintains the sex offender registry of the state. Through the searchable online registry, residents can access important information about registered sex offenders living in Clovis city and other parts of California. This registry allows users to search sex offenders by name, city, address, zip code, county, and proximity. To locate sex offenders in Clovis, simply type the city’s name into the form-input field provided for a city search.

How to Find Clovis Inmate Records?

Clovis City inmate records are maintained at the county level. The Fresno Sheriff’s Office maintains and provides records on inmates housed in jails across the county. To access Clovis inmate records, visit the online inmate locator to search the records by name or booking number. Interested persons may also obtain inmate information by phoning the detention center at (888) 373-7011.

How Do I Visit an Inmate in Clovis Jail?

The Fresno County Sheriff’s Office is responsible for the operation of three jails within the county. Family and friends can visit inmates at the following detention center:

Main Jail
1225 M Street
Fresno, CA 93721

North Annex Jail
1265 M Street
Fresno, CA 93721

South Annex Jail
2280 Fresno Street
Fresno, CA 93721

Each of Fresno’s detention facilities has a visit schedule that stipulates the days and times that inmates can be visited. Inmates are allowed two 30-minute visits per week. They may however request a single one-hour visit instead. The approval of this request is within the discretion of the officer overseeing the visiting area depending on the volume of visits. Attorneys are allowed to visit their inmate-client and this does not count towards the number of personal visits. Inmates reserve the right to decline visits at any time.

Fresno County jails have general rules as to minors that may visit an inmate. Minors that may visit an inmate include:

  • Immediate family members like siblings, children (both natural and adopted), grandchildren, and legal stepchildren.
  • A legal spouse with a certified copy of the marriage certificate.

Visitors to Fresno jails must provide means of identification when visiting.

Court Records

Cases emanating from Clovis city are typically handled under Fresno County’s court system. Fresno’s court system consists of five Superior Courts and it is part of the California Judicial Branch. The courts grant public access to various kinds of Fresno and Clovis court records which include civil records, criminal records, administrative records, probate records, domestic relations records, and traffic records. Fresno court records provide information pertaining to cases adjudicated by the Superior Courts. These records may be in the form of trial transcripts, affidavits, submitted evidence, and case files.

Location of Courts in Clovis

The location and contact information of the Superior Courts in Fresno County is below:

Fresno County Superior Courts

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

Are Clovis Court Records Public?

To ensure freedom of information, many of Clovis court records are public. California state laws however preclude some records from public access. Such records are beyond public access because they emanate from confidential or sensitive proceedings. Records that fall under this category include those relating to the following cases:

  • Juvenile delinquency cases (when a juvenile is accused of committing a crime)
  • Juvenile dependency cases (where a child is separated from his or her parents)
  • Civil lawsuits alleging abuse
  • Certain divorce cases
  • Cases about child custody

Can You Look Up a Clovis Court Case Online?

The County of Fresno Superior Court maintains and issues records on civil criminal, probate, family law, and traffic cases in Clovis and other cities in the county. To facilitate public access to court cases, the court provides an online portal that residents can use to search for case information and court records. To utilize the portal, requesters are required to provide information like record number or the full name of a related party. Interested persons can also use the portal to search for hearing dates within a particular date range.

How to Obtain Clovis Civil Court Case Records?

To obtain an official certified copies of Clovis and Fresno civil court case records, interested persons can visit the Archive Division of the Fresno Superior Court located at:

Fresno County Superior Court - Archive Facility
1963 “E” Street
Fresno, CA 93706
Phone: (559) 457-4903

Alternatively, requesters may also visit the courthouse that handles that particular type of case. Visit the Superior Court’s website to see the various types of cases each courthouse handles. Persons may also look up their civil court case records at the court’s online portal. To locate records on the portal, requesters will have to provide information like the record number or the full name of a related party.

How to Obtain Clovis Criminal Court Records?

Clovis criminal court records are maintained and issued by the Fresno Superior Court. To request a certified copy of Fresno criminal records, visit the Archive Division of Fresno Superior Court at:

Fresno County Superior Court - Archive Facility
1963 “E” Street
Fresno, CA 93706
Phone: (559) 457-4903

To obtain criminal court records, applicants can also visit the courtroom dealing with the unique type of case. To see the different types of cases each courthouse handles, visit the website of the Superior Court. At the court’s online portal, individuals can even look up their criminal court record. Requestors will have to include information such as the record number or the full name of a relevant party to find records on the portal.

Conducting a search is subject to our Terms of Service and Privacy Notice.

What are Clovis Vital Records?

Clovis vital records are official documents that contain information about life events that occurred within the city. These records include Clovis birth certificates, death certificates, marriage records, and divorce decrees. Clovis vital records are maintained and issued both at the county and state level. Divorce records are maintained by the Fresno County Superior Court. Clovis public marriage, birth, and death records are maintained by the Fresno County Recorder. The Fresno County Clerk keeps copies of Clovis confidential marriage records. The California Department of Public Health - Vital Records (CDPH-VR) is the primary repository for all vital records at the state level.

Only eligible persons may request certified copies of Clovis marriage, birth, and death records. Persons that do not fall within the aforementioned category of people may still be able to receive an informational copy of records.

Where and How to Obtain Clovis Divorce Records?

Clovis divorce records are maintained by the Family Law Division of the Fresno County Superior Court. For divorces that occurred within the last five years, interested persons can obtain certified copies of their divorce decrees from the B.F. Sisk Courthouse of the Fresno County Superior Court located at:

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

Information on divorces occurring longer than five years ago are available at the Archive Facility of the Fresno County Superior Court located at:

Fresno County Superior Court - Archive Facility
1963 “E” Street
Fresno, CA 93706
Phone: (559) 457-4903

Where and How to Get Public Clovis Marriage Records?

Clovis marriage records are maintained and issued by the Fresno County Recorder. Persons eligible to request certified or unrestricted copies of Clovis marriage records include:

  • The registrant(s);
  • A parent or legal guardian of the registrant(s);
  • A person with a court order to receive the record;
  • A member of a law enforcement agency or a representative of another governmental agency, as provided by law, who is conducting official business;
  • A child, grandparent, grandchild, or sibling of the registrant(s);
  • A legal representative the registrant(s)

Persons not eligible to request a certified copy may be able to receive an informational or restricted copy of the record.

To request a copy of a Clovis marriage certificate, interested persons are to mail a completed Application for a Certified Copy of Marriage Record together with their notarized signature to the county recorder at:

Hall of Records
2281 Tulare Street
Room 302
P.O. Box 766
Fresno, CA 93712
Phone: (559) 600-3476
Fax: (559) 600-1484

Each copy of a Clovis marriage record attracts a $15 fee. Requesters can pay either through check or money order made payable to the Fresno County Recorder. Cash payment is not acceptable.

Alternatively, the CDPH-VR maintains and issues California marriage records from 1905 to the present. Interested persons can make requests for copies of marriage records by completing and notarizing the Marriage Record Request form (also available in Spanish Version) and mailing it together with payment to:

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

Requesters utilizing courier services that need physical address can instead use:

California Department of Public Health
Vital Records – MS 5103
1501 Capitol Avenue
Sacramento, CA 95814

Where and How to Get Confidential Marriage Records in Clovis?

The Fresno County Clerk keeps copies of Clovis confidential marriage records. Confidential marriage records are available only to the parties of the marriage and persons with court order. These persons can obtain copies of marriage records in person or by mail at $15 per copy. Complete the Confidential Marriage Certificate Application, include payment and a copy of a valid ID, and submit it in person or by mail to the applicable address below:

Physical Address:

2220 Tulare Street
1st Floor
Fresno, CA 93721
Phone: (559) 600-2575
Fax: (559) 488-3279
Email: Clerk-Services@FresnoCountyCa.gov

Mailing Address:

2221 Kern Street
Fresno, CA 93721

Where and How to Find Clovis Birth Records?

Clovis birth records are managed and disseminated by the Fresno County Recorder. Persons that are authorized to request certified copies of Clovis birth records include:

  • The registrant;
  • The registrant’s parent or legal guardian;
  • The registrant’s child, grandparent, grandchild, sibling, spouse, or domestic partner;
  • A party entitled to receive the record by court order, or an attorney or a licensed adoption agency seeking the birth record to comply with the requirements of Section 3140 or 7603 of the Family Code;
  • A member of a law enforcement agency or a representative of another governmental agency, as provided by law, who is conducting official business;
  • An attorney representing the registrant or the registrant’s estate, or any person or agency empowered by statute or appointed by a court to act on behalf of the registrant or the registrant’s estate;
  • Any funeral director ordering certified copies of a death certificate on behalf of any individual specified in paragraphs (1) to (5), inclusive, of subdivision (a) of Section 7100 of the Health and Safety Code.

Other persons can receive an informational copy of the record which may only be used for identification.

To request copies of Clovis birth records, complete and notarize the Application for a Certified Copy of Birth Record. Mail the completed form with the requisite payment to the office of the county recorder at:

Fresno County Recorder
Hall of Records
2281 Tulare Street
Room 302
P.O. Box 766
Fresno, CA 93712
Phone: (559) 600-3476
Fax: (559) 600-1484

A certified copy of a Clovis birth certificate costs $25. Payment can be made by check or money order payable to the office of the county recorder.

Copies of Clovis birth records can also be obtained from the CDPH-VR. To make a request, fill out the Certified Copy of Birth Record form. Mail the completed form and the appropriate payment to:

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

Or

California Department of Public Health
Vital Records – MS 5103
1501 Capitol Avenue
Sacramento, CA 95814

Where and How to Find Clovis Death Records?

The Fresno County Recorder is responsible for maintaining Clovis death records. Only certain persons may be able to request certified copies of this record. These persons are:

  • The parent;
  • A legal guardian of the registrant;
  • A party entitled to receive the record as a result of a court order, or an attorney or a licensed adoption agency seeking the record in order to comply with the requirements of Section 3140 or 7603 of the Family Code;
  • A member of a law enforcement agency or a representative of another governmental agency, as provided by law, who is conducting official business;
  • A child, grandparent, grandchild, sibling, spouse, or domestic partner of the registrant;
  • An attorney representing the registrant or the registrant’s estate, or any person or agency empowered by statute or appointed by a court to act on behalf of the registrant or the registrant’s estate;
  • Any funeral director who orders certified copies of a death certificate on behalf of any individual specified in paragraphs (1) to (5), inclusive, of subdivision (a) of Section 7100 of the Health and Safety Code.

Persons not authorized to request a certified copy may be allowed to receive an informational or restricted copy of the record.

Interested residents can request Clovis death records by mailing a completed and notarized application for a certified copy of the death record together with payment to:

Fresno County Recorder
Hall of Records
2281 Tulare Street
Room 302
P.O. Box 766
Fresno, CA 93712
Phone: (559) 600-3476
Fax: (559) 600-1484

Requesters are to pay $21 for each certified copy of death records. Payments can only be made by checks and money orders payable to the Fresno County Recorder. Cash payment is not allowed.

Clovis death records between 1905 to date are also accessible at the CDPH-VR Office. To obtain death records from CDPH-VR, complete and notarize the Form for Certified Copy of Death Record. Then mail the form together with payment to:

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

California Department of Public Health
Vital Records – MS 5103
1501 Capitol Avenue
Sacramento, CA 95814