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Glendale Arrest, Court, and Public Records

Crime Statistics

The Glendale Police Department serves as the main law enforcement agency for the city. According to data published in the FBI Uniform Crime Report, the city recorded a total of 3,393 reported incidents. Larceny-theft was the most common property crime with 1,137 reported incidents while aggravated assault was the most common violent crime. Compared to data compiled for 2016, total crime dropped by 9%. With an average of 4.59 daily crimes per 100,000 residents, the overall crime rate in the city was 39% lower than the national average, making Glendale safer than 65% of the cities in the United States.

Criminal Records

The Glendale Police Department provides access to a variety of information, including crime statistics, police incidents, and traffic accident reports. Eligible parties may obtain records by contacting the Records Bureau at the:

Glendale Police Department
131 North Isabel Street
Glendale, CA 91206
(818) 548-3135

Who Can Request a Police Report

In accordance with California’s public record laws, access to some police reports may be restricted to only authorized persons. Requests for records containing confidential or juvenile information will likely require the permission of a judge.

How to Obtain Public Records

In compliance with California’s Public Records Act, Residents can obtain copies record maintained by the police department and other government agencies by submitting an online request to the city clerk’s office. Requests must include the applicant’s name, contact details, and the type of record requested.

How to Obtain Inmate Information

Individuals who are arrested and booked by the Glendale Police Department may be held in the Glendale City Jail located at:

131 N Isabel St,
Glendale, CA 91206

Similarly, the Los Angeles County Sheriff Department manages inmate records for persons currently held in correctional inmate facilities run but its office. It provides an online tool that members of the public can use to search and locate inmates. Searches can be made using the inmate’s last name, first name, and date of birth.

How to Find Sex Offender Information

The City of Glendale, in compliance with California’s Megan’s Law, monitors the registration of sex offenders resident within its communities. Members of the public can obtain information on sex offenders using the online search registry managed by the State of California Department of Justice. Searches can be conducted by name or address.

Court Records

Most of the cases filed in Glendale fall under the jurisdiction of the Superior Court of Los Angeles County (North Central Judicial District). The court is divided into multiple divisions based on case type, including traffic, small claims, criminal, and civil. Court records of cases filed in Glendale can be viewed or inspected at the:

Glendale Courthouse
600 East Broadway
Glendale, CA 91206
(818) 265-6497 (Civil Unlimited)
(818) 548-5470 (Civil Unlimited )
(818) 265-6498 (Criminal)
(818) 265-6499 (Traffic)

The courthouse is open from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. from Monday through Friday. In addition, members of the public can search for court case records online, using the case access tool maintained by the parent court.

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

Vital Records

Vital Records for the city of Glendale can be obtained at the city, county, and state level. This includes records of divorces, marriages, births, and deaths.

How to Obtain Divorce Records

Records of divorce decrees granted in Glendale can be obtained by contacting the clerk of court for the Los Angeles Superior Court provides. Interested parties can also view divorce judgment documents using the court’s document order platform.

To order a divorce decree document, interested parties must provide specific information related to the record, such as the name of the spouses (as at the divorce) and the case number. A $0.50 fee per page is charged for the first copy and an addition $0.50 per page for each extra copy. Certified documents incur a flat $15 fee..

How to Find Divorce Verification/Certificate of Divorce

The California Department of Public Health manages records or divorces granted between 1962 and June 1984. It also issues verification letters for these records. Unlike divorce decrees, divorce verifications only provide general information, such as the names of the spouses involved and the county where the divorce was filed. Interested parties can obtain divorce certificates by submitting a completed application form and mailing it to:

California Department of Public Health
Vital Records – MS 5103
P.O. Box 997410
Sacramento, CA 95899-7410
(916) 445-2684

How to Obtain Birth, Death, and Marriage Records

Records for births and deaths in Glendale can be obtained by contacting the Los Angeles County Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk. It maintains records for births occurring in the county from since 1866, death records occurring in the county since 1877, and marriage records since 1852. The office processes same-day in-person requests as well as requests made via mail. Only eligible individuals are permitted to receive authorized copies of birth or death record. Unauthorized individuals are provided with an informational certified copy.

In-person requests for birth and death records can be made at any of these Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk Office locations.

Norwalk(Main Office)
12400 Imperial Hwy., 1st Floor
Norwalk, CA 90650

Van Nuys
14340 W. Sylvan St.
Van Nuys, CA 91401

Florence/Firestone
7807 S. Compton Ave., Room 102
Los Angeles, CA 90001

East Los Angeles
4716 E. Cesar Chavez Blvd., Building B.
Los Angeles, CA 90022

LAX Courthouse
11701 S. La Cienega Blvd., 6th Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90045

Lancaster
44509 16th St. West, Suite 101
Lancaster, CA 93534

To obtain records by mail, requesters must submit a duly completed application form to:

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

The office charges a nonrefundable $28 fee for an authorized birth record copy and $21 for an authorized death record copy. Authorized copies of a marriage certificate cost $15 per copy. Checks and money orders should be made payable to the "Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk."