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El Monte Arrest, Court, and Public Records

What are El Monte Public Records?

According to the California Public Records Act, El Monte Public records is any information produced or gathered by government agencies while performing official business. These records come in many forms like audio, video, written, typed, pictures, and electronic mediums like emails and text messages. Some public records can be exempted by law or hard parts removed if it contains the following:

  • Personal files that would cause unwarranted invasion of privacy
  • Medical records
  • Documents covered by client-attorney privileges
  • Preliminary drafts and recall petitions
  • Court records for cases that the city is involved(these records become public when the case has been settled)
  • Financial records and trade secrets

El Monte Crime Statistics

The El Monte Police Department compiles crime statistics using the FBI Uniform Crime Reporting(UCR) system, the public is then given access to these records. According to the FBI UCR data, in 2019 El Monte had 304 cases of violent crimes. This was a 16.2% reduction when compared to 2018. The crime statistics also showed that in 2019 murder, robbery, assault, and property crimes reduced by 66%, 15.4%, 17.4%, and 20.3% respectively. These statistics can be used to judge the effectiveness of current crime-fighting strategies.

Are El Monte’s Criminal Records Public?

Under the California Public Records Act, not all El Monte criminal records are public. Some may be made confidential by court order. To retrieve the records open to the public, requesters will need to go to the superior court in El Monte and fill the records request. They will need to indicate “conviction docs” on the form. There is no charge for requesting personal criminal records but requesting another person's records will cost $0.50 per page. For more details on criminal records requests, residents can contact the Superior court at (626) 401-2298.

How to Obtain Police Reports and Arrest Records

Police reports and arrest records are released via the El Monte Police Records Bureau. To obtain these records, requesters will need to fill out a request form at the police department lobby. There is no charge for police reports and the reports will be ready for release in 10 business days. Inquiries about the release of these records can be directed to the El Monte Records Bureau at (626) 580-2115.

How to Find Sex Offender Information in El Monte

Residents may obtain sex offender information for El Monte by visiting the Meagan’s Law Website of the California Department of Justice. This provides a link to the statewide sex offender database for the entire California. The search tool on the website allows users to search the registry using offender names, addresses, cities, and counties.

How to Find El Monte Inmate Records

Information on inmates from El Monte can be found by visiting the inmate locator page on the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department. Users can search for inmates on the database using details like names and dates of birth. Residents can also make inquiries by calling (213) 476-6100

How Do I Visit an Inmate in El Monte Jail?

The El Monte Jail allows visitation every day of the week from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. Visits are on a first come first serve basis. Inmates are usually moved from the city jail to the Los Angeles County jail after their case is heard in court. The Los Angeles Sheriff Department operates four detention facilities namely:

Court Records

The Los Angeles County Superior Court has a branch in El Monte which has jurisdiction over the cases in the city. It provides the public with access to all sorts of court records including most Criminal, civil, traffic, probate, and traffic cases heard in the city. There is also an option to view and even request some records online.

Locations of Courts in El Monte

The name and location of the superior court in El Monte is listed below:

Los Angeles County Superior Court
El Monte Courthouse
11234 East Valley Blvd.
El Monte, CA 91731
Phone: (626) 401-2200

Are El Monte Court Records Public?

Under the California Public Records Act, not every El Monte court record is open to public view. Some types of court records may be classified by law as confidential records and the public can not access these records. Examples of court records that are labeled confidential and exempted from public view include juvenile cases, child custody cases, civil cases involving harassment, and divorce. El Monte Court records can also be viewed online using the search tools on the online services section of the superior court website.

How to Obtain El Monte Civil or Criminal Court Case Records

To obtain El Monte civil or criminal court records, the requester will be required to go to the superior court where the case was heard. The request may use the public computers in the court to search the case details like case number then ordering copies at the desk. Requesting a search by the clerk will cost $15 if the search takes longer than 10 mins.

A resident can request an El Monte court record by mailing a written request to the archives and records center of the superior court. The written request should include the details of the case including the case number, the case type, and the parties on the case. Requesters can add the year the case was heard to narrow the search. Mailed requests should include a self-addressed and stamped envelope for the return of any copies requested. The fee for copies is $0.50 per page and $40 for certification of any copies. A mailed request should include a check made payable to the Los Angeles Superior Court and Not exceed written in the memo line. Requesters can put in an estimate of the price of the copies. If the amount put is too low then the request will be rejected and mailed back to you. Mailed requests are processed in 8_10 weeks and all mailed requests should be mailed to:

Archives and Records Center
222 North Hill Street, Room 212
Los Angeles, CA 90012

What are El Monte Vital Records?

El Monte Vital records can be defined as the records of the life events that occurred within the city including births, marriages, divorces, and deaths. These records are created and maintained by the government agencies in the city and can be obtained by contacting the appropriate custodians. According to California law, some vital records can only be issued to authorized persons.

Where and How to Obtain El Monte Divorce Records

El Monte divorce records are produced and maintained by the Los Angeles County Superior Court. Requesters can obtain copies by visiting the superior court with details like their case number and names of the parties to the case. The requester can search for the details using the public computer system and then make their orders at the desk. Divorce records cost $0.50 per page of the record and $15 to certify the document.

If you have a court case number for the divorce the records can be ordered through the court document order system.

Where and How to Get Confidential Marriage Records in El Monte

El Monte confidential marriage records can only be issued to one of the parties of the marriage and court-authorized individuals. These records can be ordered by mail from the Los Angeles County Recorder/Clerk. To request the confidential marriage record, the requester must fill the application for a confidential marriage record request. The attached certificate of identity must also be filled and notarized. The fee for the record is $15 in cheque or money order made payable to the Los Angeles County Registrar-Recorder/Clerk. All requests should be mailed to:

Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk
Birth, Death and Marriage Records Section
P.O. Box 489
Norwalk, CA 90651-0489

Mail requests are usually processed and delivered within 20 business days, not including delivery time.

Where and How to Get Public El Monte Marriage Records

Public marriage records in El Monte are only issued to authorized individuals who may require it for official reasons like name changes. Individuals authorized to request this record include:

  • One of the parties to the marriage
  • Parents, or legal guardians of any of the parties
  • members of a law enforcement agency or another governmental agency, as provided by law, who is conducting official business.
  • A child, grandparent, grandchild, sibling, spouse, or domestic partner of one of the parties to the marriage.
  • An attorney representing one of the parties to the marriage or the party's estate, or any person or agency empowered by statute or appointed by a court to act on behalf of one of the parties to the marriage or the party's estate

The requester must fill the application for a public marriage record request and the attached certificate of identity. The certificate of identity must be notarized to receive an authorized copy. If it is not the requester will receive an information copy marked “NOT A VALID DOCUMENT TO ESTABLISH IDENTITY”. The request and fee of $15 in cheque or money order should be mailed to the Register-Recorder/Clerk at :

Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk
Birth, Death and Marriage Records Section
P.O. Box 489
Norwalk, CA 90651-0489

Where and How to Find El Monte Birth Records

El Monte birth certificates can be obtained by contacting the Los Angeles County Registrar-Recorder/Clerk. Only individuals authorized by the court can receive certified authorized copies of the record. Other requesters will receive informational copies that can not be used for official reasons like establishing identity.

Obtaining Copies of El Monte Birth Certificates

Authorized individuals will receive certified authorized copies of El Monte birth certificates while unauthorized individuals can only receive informational copies. According to California law, the individuals authorized to receive authorized copies of the El Monte birth records include:

  • The registrant
  • Parents or legal guardians 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 birth record to comply with the Family Code.
  • members of a law enforcement agency or a representative of another government agency, conducting official business.
  • grandparents, siblings, spouse, or domestic partner of the registrant.
  • Children and grandchildren 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.

El Monte birth records can be obtained by mail. The requester will need to fill the application for a birth record with the attached certificate of identity. The certificate of identity will need to be notarized by a notary public to receive a certified authorized birth certificate. Requesters who fill but do not notarize the certificate of identity will receive the informational copy instead. The fee for the authorized certified birth record is $28 payable in check or money order made payable to Registrar-Recorder/Clerk. The fee and the completed forms should be mailed to:

Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk
Birth, Death and Marriage Records Section
P.O. Box 489
Norwalk, CA 90651-0489

Where and How to Find El Monte Death Records

El Monte Death records are issued by the Los Angeles County Registrar-Recorder/Clerk. Death records are available for deaths occurring in Los Angeles County since 1877. Under the California Public Records Act only certain individuals are eligible to receive authorized certified copies of El Monte death records. These individuals include the following:

  • The parents or legal guardians of the deceased
  • A member of a law enforcement agency or a representative of another governmental agency, as provided by law, who is conducting official business.
  • Any children, grandparents, grandchildren, siblings, spouse, or domestic partner of the deceased
  • An attorney representing the registrant or the registrant’s estate, or any person or agency empowered by law or appointed by a court to act on behalf of the deceased or their estate
  • Any funeral director or employee of a funeral establishment performing within the scope of their employment who orders certified copies of a death on behalf of any individual listed above.

The records may be requested by mail. To do this, the requester must fill and sign the application for a death record with the attached certificate of identity. The certificate of identity must be filled and notarized by a notary public. If the certificate of identity is not filled and notarized the requester will receive an informational copy marked ‘Informational, not to be used to establish identity”. The cost of the El Monte death record is $21 in money order or cheque made payable to the Los Angeles County Registrar-Recorder/Clerk. The completed forms and the fee should be mailed to the:

Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk
Birth, Death and Marriage Records Section
P.O. Box 489
Norwalk, CA 90651-0489

The fee is non-refundable and a no record statement will be issued if the death record is not found. Requests are usually processed within 20 working days of receiving the requests. This does not include delivery time.