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Lakewood Arrest, Court, and Public Records

What are Lakewood Public Records?

Lakewood public records are defined by California's Public Records Act as any information prepared, stored, or maintained during the conduct of official business. Public records may exist in different forms, ranging from handwritten and printed records to records transmitted via electronic mail. However, there are exceptions to the kind of documents that are accessible by the public, such as:

  • Preliminary drafts
  • Records of pending litigation
  • Records of private/personal information
  • Geographical and geophysical data
  • Certain records from law enforcement
  • Examination data
  • Library circulation records
  • Employee relations
  • Privileged or confidential information
  • Records of securities and banking regulators

In addition to government agencies, public city records may also be accessible from third-party websites. Record seekers may opt to use these non-governmental platforms to search for a specific document or multiple city records. However, users will need to provide enough information to assist with the search, such as:

  • The address of the requestor
  • A case number or file number (if known)
  • The location of the document or person involved
  • The name of the subject involved in the record (not juvenile)
  • The last known or current address of the registrant

Government agencies do not sponsor third-party sites. Because of this, record availability and results may vary.

Lakewood Crime Statistics

The Federal Bureau of Investigation publishes annual crime statistics for the city of Lakewood. Data published for 2019 reveal that local law enforcement agencies reported a total of 2,068 crimes, including 20 rape incidents, 104 robberies, 98 cases of aggravated assault, and 303 cases of burglary. The city also recorded 1,354 larceny-theft cases, 189 motor vehicle thefts, and three arson incidents.

Are Lakewood Criminal Records Public?

Criminal records for the city of Lakewood are accessible for only legitimate law enforcement purposes. The office of the Attorney General for the state of California does not process criminal record requests for third parties. Individuals requesting a copy of their own criminal record are required to provide a copy of their fingerprint and the processing fee of $25. Certain persons such as those who do not have any income, whose income is low for their area and household size, and those who receive public assistance may apply for and obtain a fee waiver.

Requesters *or their representatives) may also obtain local copies of Lakewood criminal records by visiting the Lakewood Station in person or sending a mail request together with the appropriate fee to their office at

Lakewood Sheriff's Station
5130 Clark Avenue,
Lakewood CA 90712
(562) 623-3500

How to Obtain Lakewood Police Report and Arrest Records?

Authorized persons may obtain Lakewood police reports from the Lakewood Station of Los Angeles County Sheriff Department. Requesters may obtain this report by first contacting the Lakewood Station and providing the file/report number of the case to confirm the availability of the report. Only persons who are listed on the report or who are victims may obtain a copy of a Lakewood police report. The police department is located at:

Lakewood Sheriff's Station
5130 Clark Avenue,
Lakewood CA 90712
(562) 623-3500

How to Find Sex Offender Information in Lakewood?

Residents may access Lakewood sex offender information via the Meghan's law website, which is made public in line with the provision of Meghan's Law. Requesters may obtain the information on a particular offender by providing the last name and first name. Requesters may also obtain the list of offenders living within a particular location by providing the street number, street name, city, and zip code. Requesters may also search for any offender near their electronic devices.

How to Find Lakewood Inmate Records?

Inmate records for the city of Lakewood are maintained with the Los Angeles Sheriff Department. Interested requesters may obtain this record by visiting the inmate locator search page and providing the inmate's last name and first name. Record seekers can also provide the middle name and date of birth to help narrow the search. The published result will show the inmate's booking number, name, sex, race, date of birth, and age. The search will also provide other descriptive information, arrest information, bail information, housing location, court information, release information, and case information.

How Do I Visit an Inmate in Lakewood Jail?

Inmates residing in the facility maintained by the Los Angeles Sheriff Department are allowed to receive visitations from friends and families who have registered and scheduled a visit online. Visiting hours are not static and may vary depending on the available slots and all other circumstances, and each inmate is given two visits totaling one hour each week. Visitors are advised to arrive one hour earlier than the visiting time along with a valid government-issued identification such as; U.S. military identification, driver's license (any state), California identification card, passport/visa, Mexican consulate card, permanent resident card. Minors are required to be registered and be close to their parents/guardians at all times. Visitors should note that jail administrators may conduct random security checks to ensure the security of persons in the facility.

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

What are Lakewood Vital Records?

Lakewood vital records consist of the essential documents that record important events occurring in the history of Lakewood city. They include the death, birth, marriage, and divorce of persons residing in the city. Some of these records are not public and hence only accessible by eligible requesters.

Where and How to Obtain Lakewood Divorce Records?

Lakewood divorce records may be obtained online from the Los Angeles County Superior Court website. Persons interested in receiving this record may visit the court's webpage and select the case access tab. Where the case number is not available, the interested record seeker may obtain it by utilizing the search for case number by name tab. For copies of a divorce judgment, requesters may select the divorce judgment document tab. This search requires the case number and a copy fee of $0.50 per page, and a certification fee of $15, which may be paid using a valid debit card. Eligible parties may also get this record from the Archives and Record Center by downloading and completing the application form. The fees should be attached in a blank check issued to “Superior Court, County of Los Angeles” and mailed along with the form in a self-addressed stamped envelope to

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

This request may take 4 - 6 weeks to process.

Where and How to Get Confidential Marriage Records in Lakewood?

Eligible parties may obtain confidential marriage certificates from the Los Angeles Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk. The office only issues authorized certified copies of a Lakewood confidential marriage record to parties in the marriage and to persons who have obtained a court order. To obtain this record, the seeking party is required to complete and submit the application for a confidential marriage record form and a notarized certificate of identity/sworn statement for confidential marriage. The fee of $15 may also be attached, which should be paid with a check or money order issued to the Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk. The documents and the fees should be mailed to:

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

This process may require a turnaround period of 20 days.

Where and How to Get Public Lakewood Marriage Records?

Lakewood public marriage records may be obtained from the Los Angeles Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk, and they issue authorized certified copies to

  • Any of the parties to the marriage of their parents/legal guardians
  • A law enforcement agency or a representative of another government agency in the course of the conduct of an official business
  • A child, grandparent, grandchild, sibling, spouse, or domestic partner of one of the parties to the marriage.
  • An attorney representing any of the parties

These persons are required to submit a notarized certificate of identity along with the application for a public marriage record form. Persons not among those listed or those who do not wish to present a certificate of identity may obtain an informational copy of a Lakewood public marriage certificate. The fee for this record is $15 and may be paid with a check or money order issued to the Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk. The documents, as well as the notarized certificate of identity and the fees, may be mailed to

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

Requesters may expect a reply within 20 working days from the day of the receipt of the request.

Where and How to Find Lakewood Birth Records?

Lakewood birth records from 1866 till date are housed with the Los Angeles Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk, and they issue both authorized and informational copies of the record. Persons who are eligible to obtain an authorized certified copy of a Lakewood birth record include

  • The registrant
  • The parent/legal guardian
  • A child, grandparent, grandchild, sibling, spouse, or domestic partner of the registrant
  • A party entitled to receive the record by virtue of a court order
  • A law enforcement agent or a representative of another government agency in the course of the conduct of an official business
  • An attorney representing the registrant or the registrant's estate

Every other person or any of the above-listed persons not willing to complete a notarized certificate of identification may obtain a certified informational copy. The fee to obtain an authorized certified copy of a Lakewood birth record is $28 and may be paid with a check or money order made out to the Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk. To obtain the record, requesters may complete and submit an application for birth record form as well as the notarized certificate of identity and the fees to

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

This process requires a turnaround period of 20 working days from the date the request is received.

Where and How to Find Lakewood Death Records?

Lakewood death records dating as far back as 1877 may be obtained from the Los Angeles Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk. The office processes requests for authorized and informational copies of Lakewood death records. Persons eligible for a copy of an authorized certified copy of this record include:

The registrant

  • The parent/legal guardian
  • A child, grandparent, grandchild, sibling, spouse, or domestic partner of the registrant
  • A party entitled to receive the record by virtue of a court order
  • A law enforcement agent or a representative of another government agency in the course of the conduct of an official business
  • An attorney representing the registrant or the registrant's estate
  • A funeral director

Other persons or the above-listed persons not willing to provide a certificate of identity may be issued an informational certified copy. To obtain this record, interested persons may complete the application form and may also fill and notarize the certificate of identity form. The fee for this record is $21 and may be paid with a check or money order made out to the Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk. The fees and the documents may be mailed to

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