Santa Clarita Arrest, Court, and Public Records
The Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station oversees law enforcement agency for the city of Santa Clarita alongside others. Its headquarters is located at:
Santa Clarita Valley Station
23740 Magic Mountain Parkway
Santa Clarita, CA 91355
However, records of local criminal/incident reports, accident reports, clearance letters, and criminal histories are maintained by the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department. Interested parties can obtain records by sending a request to the:
Records and Information Bureau
12440 E. Imperial Hwy
Norwalk, CA 90650
Who Can Obtain Records?
Access to crime incident reports and vehicle accident reports is restricted to eligible persons, namely victims or individuals involved in the incident. The department charges a $25.00 fee for search requests that include a booking/file number and $35.00 for requests that do not include a booking/file number.
How to Find Sex Offender Information
The State of California Department of Justice maintains statewide records of registered sex offenders living in Santa Clarita and other parts of the state. It also provides public access to most of these records via a searchable online registry. Members of the public can conduct searches by name or by address. Searches can also be filtered to reveal registered offenders living within a specified map range.
How to Find Inmate Information
The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Office maintains records of individuals currently held in county jails. It also provides public access to these records via an online inmate locator tool. Users can search for inmates by name or date of birth. The portal also provides details on how to deposit money for inmate use.
How to Obtain Public Records
Interested parties can obtain public records using the city’s online Resident Service Center. Requests must specify the type of record requested as well as a document I.D, if any.
Records released for 2017 reveal that the city of Santa Clarita recorded a total of 3,433 reported incidents. Reports of larceny-theft account for most crimes, making up 58.0% of overall crimes. Burglaries, auto thefts, and aggravated assaults made up 19.6%, 11.9%, and 5.4% respectively. Compared to 2016, year-to-year crime increased by 2%. Property crime increased by 3% while violent crime slid by 2%. With an average rate of 4.35 daily crimes per 100,000 residents, Santa Clarita was safer than 63% of the cities in the U.S.
Santa Clarita falls under the jurisdiction of the Los Angeles County Superior Court (North Valley District). It presides over different criminal and traffic cases, including felony preliminary hearings, misdemeanors, in-custody felony arraignments and more. Interested parties may view or inspect public records directly at the courthouse located at:
Santa Clarita Court
23747 West Valencia Blvd - Map
Santa Clarita, CA 91355
The court opens between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. from Monday through Friday. Members of the public can also search for court case information using the court’s online Case Access service. To use this service, requesters must enter a case number and specify the filing courthouse.
Santa Clarita's vital records can be obtained at the city, county, and state level. This includes accessing birth certificates, death certificates, and records of domestic partnership. Applicants may be restricted from obtaining certified records depending on their eligibility.
How to Find Divorce Records
Certified copies of divorce decrees that were issued in Santa Clarity can be obtained by contacting the clerk at the courthouse where the divorce was granted. Interested parties can request copies of divorce judgments online via the court document order system.
To order a divorce decree document, requesters must have the case number and the names of the parties involved. The court charges $0.50 per page for the first copy and $0.50 per page for additional copies. A flat $15 fee is charged for certifications. Records are mailed to the provided address within three business days.
How to Find Birth/Death Records
The Los Angeles County Clerk/Recorder serves as the central repository for vital records in the county. It manages records for birth and deaths in Santa Clarita and other cities in the county. Residents of the county can obtain records in person or by mail. To obtain a copy of a death or birth certificate by mail, requestors must submit a completed application form along with a certificate of identity (for death records). Completed applications should be sent to the:
Birth, Death and Marriage Records Section
P.O. Box 489
Norwalk, CA 90651-0489
Birth/Death records can also be obtained from the California Department of Public Health. The office maintains records of births and deaths in the state from 1905 to date. To request copies of a record, interested parties must submit a completed application form for birth certificates or death certificates. Requests for authorized copies must include a sworn notarized statement as well as the applicable fee sent to:
California Department of Public Health
Vital Records – MS 5103
P.O. Box 997410
Sacramento, CA 95899-7410
The department charges $25 per copy for each birth certificate and $21 per copy for death certificates. In addition, the California Department of Public Health manages and provides certified copies of marriage certificates for marriages that occurred from 1905 till 2000 and from 2008 till present.