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Lynwood Arrest, Court, and Public Records

What are Lynwood City Public Records?

Lynwood City public records contain information generated by public agencies as needed for performing official duties. According to the California Public Records Act, these records may also be information received, maintained, or otherwise in an agency’s custody, including documents, electronic records, digitally-stored media, pictures, video records, audio records, and all other types of records that contain related details.

California law states that record custodians must provide public access to most government-generated records. Regardless, government agencies must prevent public access to certain records and information. Some examples include:

  • Law enforcement records containing intelligence or investigative information on unconcluded cases
  • Personnel records if disclosure would unnecessarily invade a person’s privacy. However, the agency may disclose information concerning substantial allegations of an offense the person committed
  • Court records involving the agency as a party or claimant until the court’s final disposition
  • Real estate documents, such as estimates, assessments, and appraisals, generated for a prospective purchase or contract. Agencies may release records after all contracts, purchases, or leases are concluded
  • Private medical information without permission from the subject of the record or a legal guardian
  • Records containing taxpayer information, including tax collection details, if received in private
  • Preliminary drafts or notes passed within an agency, or from one agency to another
  • Examination data and related information until after the exam, if the records are not required for future examinations
  • Records that reveal an individual’s personal worth or other confidential financial data

In addition to government agencies, public city records may also be accessible from third-party websites. Record seekers may either opt to use these non-governmental platforms to search for a specific record 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

Third-party sites are not sponsored by government agencies. Because of this, record availability and results may vary.

Lynwood City Crime Statistics

The California Attorney General’s Office publishes statewide crime data received from county and local law enforcement agencies. In 2020, the City of Lynwood experienced a total of 1,964 crimes, including 1,511 property crimes, 441 violent crimes, and 12 arson cases. Reported violent crimes were 4 homicides, 17 rape incidents, 157 robberies, and 263 aggravated assault cases. The report also broke property crime numbers into 102 burglary incidents, 669 motor vehicle thefts, and 740 larceny thefts. Compared to 2019, the Attorney General's Office's 2020 data showed a 4% increase in Lynwood City crime activity.

Are Lynwood City Criminal Records Public?

Lynwood City criminal records are not public records. In California, criminal history information is considered confidential and restricted to certain requestors, such as specific employers as provided by law. Entities authorized to request criminal history information on prospective employees include security firms, law enforcement agencies, and child care facilities. Residents can also request criminal records on themselves. All eligible persons should submit requests to the California Department of Justice (DOJ).

Applicants resident in California should submit English or Spanish copies of the Live Scan Form and also visit a Public Live Scan Site for fingerprinting. Non-residents requesting Lynwood criminal records should use the State Summary Application, also available in English or Spanish. Fingerprinting services for non-residents are available at local law enforcement agencies. All requests should be submitted to the address below:

California Department of Justice
Bureau of Criminal Identification and Analysis
Record Review & Challenge Section
P.O. Box 160207
Sacramento, CA 95816-0207

How to Obtain Lynwood City Police Reports and Arrest Records

The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department (LASD) provides police services for the city through its Century Station, and issues police reports and arrest records. However, not all records are available to the general public. For instance, California law states that copies of incident reports are only available to involved persons, victims, and other requestors as allowed by law. Eligible persons may visit the Century Station or send mail requests.

Requestors may mail written requests describing desired records with dates, names, and incident details. Each applicant must also specify a return address and include valid identification. Acceptable options include:

  • Valid state-issued photo identification, such as a driver’s license
  • Valid government-issued passport with a picture

The LASD may require persons without acceptable identification to visit the nearest California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) to obtain a temporary printout that includes a name and address. Eligible parties may also provide all requested details and valid identification in person. Mail and in-person requests should be submitted to the LASD at the following address:

Century Sheriff’s Station
Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Office
11703 S. Alameda Street
Lynwood, CA 90262
Phone: (323) 568-4800

How to Find Sex Offender Information in Lynwood City

The California Department of Justice (DOJ) maintains a searchable online registry that contains information on all registered sex offenders in the state. Anyone looking for information on Lynwood City sex offenders may search the database by providing details such as the offender’s name, and location details. Options for location details include a street number and name, zip code, and search radius. The DOJ’s database displays offender birth dates, risk assessments, physical descriptions, and booking photographs.

How to Find Lynwood City Inmate Records

Lynwood City inmate records are accessible from the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department (LASD). Through its inmate information center, members of the general public can search for records by providing the inmate’s first name and last name. Parties may also streamline search results by providing middle names and birth dates if available. Public details displayed online include the inmate’s full name, booking number, date of birth, age, and physical description. The search result also displays a charge level, arrest details, bail information, court details, housing location, release date, and case information.

How Do I Visit an Inmate in the Lynwood City Jail?

Persons looking to visit inmates at the Lynwood City Jail may schedule appointments online. All persons must schedule visits in advance and arrive at the Century Regional Detention Facility 30 minutes before the appointment. Furthermore, all persons on probation or parole, and ex-felons, must complete and submit a Visiting Clearance Form provided on the Inmate Visitation Scheduling System. Interested visitors may also contact the jail at:

Century Regional Detention Facility
11705 S. Alameda Street
Lynwood, CA 90262
Phone: (213) 473-6100

Lynwood inmates may also be in custody at the Century Station Jail. Members of the public can conduct the station jail for more information:

Century Sheriff’s Station
Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Office
11703 S. Alameda Street
Lynwood, CA 90262
Phone: (323) 568-4800

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What are Lynwood City Vital Records?

Lynwood City vital records are records of marriages, divorces, births, and deaths in the city. Anyone interested in government-generated records of these events may contact the relevant custodian agencies. Lynwood vital records are obtainable from the Los Angeles County Superior Court and the Registrar-Recorder-Clerk's Office. However, record seekers should note that some of these records remain closed to the public according to California law.

Where and How to Obtain Lynwood City Divorce Records?

The Los Angeles County Superior Court maintains Lynwood City divorce records and issues copies to members of the general public. All interested persons may search divorce records online, request by mail, or obtain copies in person. Applicants requesting via mail must submit completed copies of the court’s request form. The requestor must specify the desired record, the names of the divorced parties, and the case number.

If the case number is unavailable, the user must search by name on the court’s public record database. Each search by a registered user costs $1 for 10 searches. Interested persons should note that search fees increase as more names are searched after the first ten. However, guest users are charged $4.75 per search. Online payments require cards from Discover, Visa, or Mastercard, issued to a billing address in the US.

All Lynwood divorce records cost 50 cents per page. Persons requesting certified or exemplified copies are charged an extra $15 or $50, respectively, in addition to possible postage fees. All checks and money orders should be payable to “Superior Court, County of Los Angeles”. Requests should be submitted to”:

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

Where and How to Get Public Lynwood City Marriage Records

Lynwood City marriage records are available at the Los Angeles County Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk’s Office. The office maintains records of all marriages since 1852 with licenses issued in Los Angeles County. Interested persons may obtain records as informational copies, authorized certified copies, or confidential copies. While all persons may obtain informational copies, only the parties to the marriage or a requestor authorized by court order may obtain confidential copies. For certified copies, eligible requestors include the following:

  • A party to the marriage
  • Either party’s parent, legal guardian, grandparent, sibling, child, spouse, or domestic partner
  • An attorney acting on behalf of either party, or either party’s estate
  • A member or representative of a law enforcement agency or another government agency, requesting for official business as provided by law

Persons requesting informational or certified copies must complete the public marriage record application, while eligible parties may use the confidential marriage record application for confidential copies. Required information includes the full name of each party to the marriage, and the month, day, and year of marriage. Each form has an attached Certificate of Identity/Sworn Statement, required to be completed and notarized if requesting authorized or confidential copies. All Lynwood City marriage certificates cost $15 per copy. Mail requestors must use checks or money orders made out to the Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk. All mail requests should be submitted to:

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

In-person requests are also available at the nearest Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk’s Office location. Requestors are advised to schedule appointments before visiting. In-person applicants can pay with cash, checks, money orders, and debit or credit cards from Visa, American Express, Discover, or Mastercard.

Where and How to Find Lynwood City Birth Records

The Los Angeles County Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk’s Office operates the county’s repository of birth records. All persons seeking Lynwood City birth records must submit mail or in-person requests for authorized certified or informational copies of birth records since 1866. According to California law, only the following requestors may receive authorized certified copies:

  • The subject listed on the birth certificate
  • The subject’s immediate family members, including a child, grandchild, sibling, spouse, domestic partner, parent, or grandparent
  • A party entitled as a result of a court order
  • An attorney representing the subject or the subject’s estate
  • An attorney or licensed adoption agency requesting to comply with lawful requirements
  • A representative of a governmental agency conducting official business

All other persons may obtain informational copies of Lynwood birth certificates. To request by mail, each eligible party should complete the birth record application with the subject’s full name given at birth, city of birth, and the birth name of both parents. Persons requesting certified authorized copies must also specify their relationship to the registrant, and submit a completed and notarized Certificate of Identity/Sworn Statement attached to the application. Each Lynwood City birth certificate costs a non-refundable $28 fee, payable by checks or money orders made out to the Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk. Persons who prefer mail requests should submit applications to:

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

Interested persons may also schedule appointments for in-person requests at any Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk’s Office branch. These requests also cost $28 and are payable by cash, money orders, and checks, as well as cards from Mastercard, Discover, American Express, or Visa. Applicants should note that card transactions incur a $1.75 service fee.

Where and How to Find Lynwood City Death Records?

Members of the general public can get Lynwood City death records generated since 1877 from the Los Angeles County Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk’s Office. However, only informational copies are available to the public. For authorized certified copies of Lynwood City death certificates, the Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk’s Office only entertains requests from the following persons:

  • A parent, grandparent, legal guardian, child, grandchild, spouse, domestic partner, or sibling of the subject named on the record
  • An agent, employee, or director of a funeral establishment requesting death records as allowed by law
  • A requestor acting on behalf of a governmental agency if on official business as provided by law
  • An attorney representing the subject or the subject’s estate
  • A requestor authorized by statute
  • A requestor appointed to act on behalf of the subject, or the subject’s estate

Any of the above requestors may obtain authorized certified copies of Lynwood death certificates. All records cost $28 and are requestable in person or by mail. To request in person, the applicant must schedule an appointment before visiting any of the Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk’s Office branches. Payments are accepted via cash, credit, or debit cards (Mastercard, Visa, Discover, or American Express), and checks or money orders made out to the Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk’s Office.

For mail requests, each applicant should complete the death record application with the decedent’s name, city of death, and date of death. Persons submitting requests for certified authorized copies should also complete the attached Certificate of Identity/Sworn Statement and have it notarized. Mail requestors may only use checks and money orders for payments. Completed requests should be submitted to:

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