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South Gate Arrest, Court, and Public Records

What are South Gate City Public Records?

South Gate public records refer to any information prepared or maintained by state or local agencies. They include typewritten, handwritten, or electronically transmitted information. In particular circumstances, some parts of a South Gate City public record may be redacted from public view. These circumstances include:

  • Private individual details, which if disclosed, will cause an infringement of privacy
  • Forthcoming prosecution details (lawyer work item)
  • Information related to an ongoing investigation by law enforcement
  • Juvenile information
  • Preliminary drafts, notes, or comments
  • Classified data
  • Trade secrets and proprietary innovations
  • Information for citizens and private monetary information.

South Gate City Crime Statistics

The California Department of Justice publishes all the cities and counties’ crime statistics through its Open Justice portal. In 2019, the City of South Gate reported 3,402 crimes, including 622 violent crimes and 2,780 property crimes. The violent crimes included four homicides, 20 rapes, 179 robberies, and 418 aggravated assaults. The property crimes included 351 burglaries, 1,663 larcenies, 740 motor vehicle thefts, and 26 arson. South Gate's crime data showed a significant decline in the crime rate in South Gate in five years. Between 2015 and 2019, rape (17%), robbery (10%), burglary (39%), and motor vehicle theft (30%) (13%) rates declined in South Gate City. At the same time, murder (100%), aggravated assault (24%), larceny (1%), and arson (160%) rates increased.

Are South Gate City Criminal Records Public?

Some South Gate criminal records fall under the category of openly available records. For instance, access to information on South Gate City criminal records produced and ordered by local law enforcement agencies is restricted to a small class of businesses, such as security guard firms, child care centers, law enforcement offices, and organizations of public utilities. People arrested or confined by the South Gate City Police Department can, nonetheless, demand duplicates of their criminal records by reaching the custodial office. Essentially, access to criminal background checks and records is limited at the state level. The California Department of Justice conducts background checks for the entirety of California. The service is accessible to people who need to look through their criminal records, law authorization organizations, and employers in the state.

How to Obtain South Gate City Police Reports and Arrest Records?

The South Gate City Police Department maintains copies of South Gate City arrest records, police reports, and accident reports. Persons interested in obtaining any of these reports can complete the online request form. Telephone requests or inquiries can be made by calling (323) 563-5401 or (323) 563-5485. In-person or mail requests can also be made to the South Gate City Police Department at:

South Gate Police Station
8620 California Avenue
South Gate, CA 90280
Phone: (323) 563-5401
Phone: (323) 563-5436
Phone: (323) 563-5485

Accident reports are at the Office of the South Gate Police Department for $3 per copy. This report is open to any party listed in the report or their legal representative. The requester will have to provide the date of the accident, accident report number, and location of the accident. Where the individual was arrested in a different jurisdiction within California, the requester should request the record from the California Department of Justice or call (916) 227-3822.

How to Find Sex Offender Information in South Gate City?

The California Department of Justice provides online information on registered sex offenders in California. Residents can search through the database using the sex offender’s name, ZIP Code, and city or county listings. Residents can also obtain detailed personal profile information on each registered sex offender. In addition, residents can use the map application to search their area or anywhere within the state of California to find the specific location of any registered sex offender.

How to Find South Gate City Inmate Records?

The South Gate Police Department runs the South Gate City Jail. Information about inmates detained in the jail facility is available to the public. To access inmate information, record seekers can use the Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department’s online portal. Interested persons can search the portal by providing the first, middle, or last name of the inmate, and the inmate’s date of birth.

How Do I Visit an Inmate in South Gate City Jail?

To visit an inmate detained in the South Gate Jail, intending visitors will need to contact the jail facility with the information below:

South Gate Jail
8620 California Avenue
South Gate, CA 90280
Phone: (323) 563-5400

Court Records

South Gate City falls under the jurisdiction of the Los Angeles County Superior Court, which in turn is a part of the California Judicial Branch. The court offers public access to different kinds of Los Angeles court records and archives as well as information about the court procedures, trial transcripts, oaths, submitted proof, and case documents.

Location of Courts in South Gate City

The location and contact information of the 38 branches and divisions of the Los Angeles County Superior Court is below:

Los Angeles County Superior Court - Central District
Stanley Mosk Courthouse
111 North Hill Street
Los Angeles, CA 90012
Phone: (213) 830-0803 (Civil)
Fax: (213) 625-3244 (Civil)
Phone: (213) 830-0830 (Family Law)
Fax: (213) 633-1955 (Family Law )
Phone: (213) 830-0850 (Probate)
Fax: (213) 346-9811 (Probate)
Phone: (213) 830-0803 (Small Claims)
Fax: (213) 617-1835 (Small Claims)

Los Angeles County Superior Court - Central District
Central Arraignment Court
429 Bauchet Street
Los Angeles, CA 90012
Phone: (213) 974-6075

Los Angeles County Superior Court - Central District
Central Civil West Courthouse
600 South Commonwealth Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90005
Phone: (213) 351-7599 (Complex Civil)
Fax: (213) 351-2487 (Complex Civil)
Phone: (213) 351-7598 (Family Law)

Los Angeles County Superior Court - Central District
Clara Shortridge Foltz Criminal Justice Center
210 West Temple Street
Los Angeles, CA 90012
Phone: (213) 628-7900

Los Angeles County Superior Court - Central District
East Los Angeles Courthouse
4848 East Civic Center Way
Los Angeles, CA 90022
Phone: (323) 780-2025

Los Angeles County Superior Court - Central District
Hollywood Courthouse
5925 Hollywood Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90028
Phone: (323) 856-5747

Los Angeles County Superior Court - Central District
Mental Health Courthouse
1150 North San Fernando Road
Los Angeles, CA 90065
Phone: (323) 441-1898 (Conservatorship)
Phone: (323) 441-1897 (Mental Health Counselor)

Los Angeles County Superior Court - Central District
Metropolitan Courthouse
1945 South Hill Street
Los Angeles, CA 90007
Phone: (213) 745-3202 (Criminal)
Phone: (213) 745-3201 (Traffic)

Los Angeles County Superior Court - Central Juvenile District
Alfred J. McCourtney Juvenile Justice Center
1040 West Avenue J
Lancaster, CA 93534
Phone: (661) 483-5924

Los Angeles County Superior Court - Central Juvenile District
Eastlake Juvenile Courthouse
1601 Eastlake Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90033
Phone: (323) 227-4399

Los Angeles County Superior Court - Central Juvenile District
Edmund D. Edelman Children’s Court
201 Centre Plaza Drive
Monterey Park, CA 91754
Phone: (323) 307-8095

Los Angeles County Superior Court - Central Juvenile District
Inglewood Juvenile Courthouse
110 East Regent Street
Inglewood, CA 90301
Phone: (310) 412-8343

Los Angeles County Superior Court - Central Juvenile District
Los Padrinos Juvenile Courthouse
7281 East Quill Drive
Downey, CA 90242
Phone: (562) 658-0799

Los Angeles County Superior Court - Central Juvenile District
Sylmar Juvenile Courthouse
16350 Filbert Street
Sylmar, CA 91342
Phone: (818) 256-1099

Los Angeles County Superior Court - East District
El Monte Courthouse
11234 East Valley Boulevard
El Monte, CA 91731
Phone: (626) 401-2298 (Criminal)
Phone: (626) 401-2299 (Traffic)

Los Angeles County Superior Court - East District
Pomona Courthouse South
400 Civic Center Plaza
Pomona, CA 91766
Phone: (909) 802-1198 (Civil Unlimited)
Phone: (909) 802-1199 (Criminal)
Phone: (909) 802-1197 (Family Law)
Phone: (909) 802-1195 (Juvenile)

Los Angeles County Superior Court - East District
West Covina Courthouse
1427 West Covina Parkway
West Covina, CA 91790
Phone: (626) 430-2598 (Criminal)
Fax: (626) 338-9596 (Criminal)
Phone: (626) 430-2599 (Traffic)

Los Angeles County Superior Court - North Central District
Burbank Courthouse
300 East Olive Avenue
Burbank, CA 91502
Phone: (818) 260-8497 (Civil)
Fax: (818) 953-9455 (Civil )
Phone: (818) 260-8498 (Criminal)
Phone: (818) 260-8499 (Traffic)

Los Angeles County Superior Court - North Central District
Glendale Courthouse
600 East Broadway
Glendale, CA 91206
Phone: (818) 265-6497 (Civil Unlimited)
Fax: (818) 548-5470 (Civil Unlimited )
Phone: (818) 265-6498 (Criminal)
Phone: (818) 265-6499 (Traffic)

Los Angeles County Superior Court - North District
Michael Antonovich Antelope Valley Courthouse
42011 4th Street West
Lancaster, CA 93534
Phone: (661) 483-5797 (Civil, Small Claims)
Fax: (661) 945-8173 (Civil )
Phone: (661) 483-5798 (Criminal)
Phone: (661) 483-5796 (Family Law)
Fax: (661) 753-0441 (Family Law )
Phone: (661) 483-5796 (Probate)
Fax: (213) 346-9811 (Probate )
Phone: (661) 483-5799 (Traffic)

Los Angeles County Superior Court - North Valley District
Chatsworth Courthouse
9425 Penfield Avenue
Chatsworth, CA 91311
Phone: (818) 407-2270 (Civil)
Fax: (818) 576-8687 (Civil)
Phone: (818) 407-2269 (Civil Unlimited)
Fax: (818) 576-8689 (Civil Unlimited)
Phone: (818) 407-2271 (Family Law)
Fax: (818) 576-8688 (Family Law)
Phone: (818) 407-2268 (Traffic)

Los Angeles County Superior Court - North Valley District
San Fernando Courthouse
900 3rd Street
San Fernando, CA 91340
Phone: (818) 256-1898 (Criminal)

Los Angeles County Superior Court - North Valley District
Santa Clarita Courthouse
23747 West Valencia Boulevard
Santa Clarita, CA 91355
Phone: (661) 253-5698 (Criminal)
Phone: (661) 253-5699 (Traffic)

Los Angeles County Superior Court - Northeast District
Alhambra Courthouse
150 West Commonwealth Avenue
Alhambra, CA 91801
Phone: (626) 293-2199 (Criminal)
Phone: (626) 293-2198 (Small Claims)
Fax: (626) 943-8552 (Small Claims)

Los Angeles County Superior Court - Northeast District
Pasadena Courthouse
300 East Walnut Avenue
Pasadena, CA 91101
Phone: (626) 396-3397 (Civil)
Fax: (626) 568-3903 (Civil)
Phone: (626) 396-3393 (Criminal Felony)
Phone: (626) 396-3398 (Criminal Misdemeanor)
Phone: (213) 830-0835 (Family Law)
Fax: (626) 568-3903 (Family Law)
Phone: (626) 396-3399 (Traffic)

Los Angeles County Superior Court - Northwest District
Van Nuys Courthouse East
6230 Sylmar Avenue
Van Nuys, CA 91401
Phone: (818) 901-4799 (Civil Unlimited)
Fax: (818) 779-7713 (Civil Unlimited)
Phone: (818) 901-4795 (Unlawful Detainer)
Phone: (818) 901-4797 (Family Law)
Fax: (818) 779-7713 (Family Law)
Phone: (818) 901-4798 (Small Claims)
Fax: (818) 376-0639 (Small Claims)

Los Angeles County Superior Court - Northwest District
Van Nuys Courthouse West
14400 Erwin Street Mall
Van Nuys, CA 91401
Phone: (818) 989-6998 (Criminal)
Fax: (818) 989-6999 (Traffic)

Los Angeles County Superior Court - South Central District
Compton Courthouse
200 West Compton Boulevard
Compton, CA 90220
Phone: (310) 761-8657 (Civil)
Fax: (310) 639-8724 (Civil)
Phone: (310) 761-8658 (Criminal)
Phone: (310) 761-8657 (Family Law)
Phone: (310) 761-8658 (Juvenile Delinquency)
Phone: (213) 763-1644 (Traffic)

Los Angeles County Superior Court - South District
Catalina Courthouse
215 Sumner Avenue
Avalon, CA 90704
Phone: (562) 256-2314 (Criminal)

Los Angeles County Superior Court - South District
Governor George Deukmejian Courthouse
275 Magnolia Avenue
Long Beach, CA 90802
Phone: (562) 256-2316 (Civil)
Fax: (562) 256-8599 (Civil )
Phone: (562) 256-2315 (Civil Unlimited)
Fax: (562) 256-8599 (Civil Unlimited)
Phone: (562) 256-8599 (Civil Unlimited)
Phone: (562) 256-2314 (Criminal)
Phone: (562) 256-2317 (Family Law)
Fax: (562) 256-8599 (Family Law)
Phone: (562) 256-2312 (Juvenile Delinquency)
Phone: (562) 256-2313 (Traffic)

Los Angeles County Superior Court - Southeast District
Bellflower Courthouse
10025 East Flower Street
Bellflower, CA 90706
Phone: (562) 345-3398 (Criminal)
Phone: (562) 345-3399 (Traffic)

Los Angeles County Superior Court - Southeast District
Downey Courthouse
7500 East Imperial Highway
Downey, CA 90242
Phone: (562) 803-7044 (Civil)
Fax: (562) 803-6392 (Civil)
Phone: (562) 803-7050 (Criminal)
Phone: (562) 803-7053 (Small Claims)
Phone: (562) 803-7046 (Traffic)

Los Angeles County Superior Court - Southeast District
Norwalk Courthouse
12720 Norwalk Boulevard
Norwalk, CA 90650
Phone: (562) 345-0899 (Civil)
Phone: (562) 345-0897 (Unlawful Detainers)
Phone: (562) 345-0896 (Criminal)
Phone: (562) 345-0895 (Family Law)
Fax: (562) 863-8757 (Family Law)

Los Angeles County Superior Court - Southwest District
Inglewood Courthouse
One Regent Street
Inglewood, CA 90301
Phone: (310) 419-1398 (Criminal)
Fax: (310) 680-7055 (Criminal)
Phone: (310) 419-1396 (Small Claims)
Phone: (310) 419-1399 (Traffic)

Los Angeles County Superior Court - Southwest District
Torrance Courthouse
825 Maple Avenue
Torrance, CA 90503
Phone: (310) 787-3697 (Civil)
Fax: (562) 637-0731 (Civil)
Phone: (310) 787-3698 (Criminal)
Phone: (310) 787-3697 (Family Law)
Phone: (310) 787-3699 (Traffic)

Los Angeles County Superior Court - West District
Airport Courthouse
11701 South La Cienega Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90045
Phone: (310) 725-3025 (Felony)
Phone: (310) 725-3099 (Misdemeanor)

Los Angeles County Superior Court - West District
Beverly Hills Courthouse
9355 Burton Way
Beverly Hills, CA 90210
Phone: (310) 281-2499

Los Angeles County Superior Court - West District
Santa Monica Courthouse
1725 Main Street
Santa Monica, CA 90401
Phone: (310) 255-1963 (Civil)
Fax: (310) 576-1399 (Civil)
Phone: (310) 255-1962 (Family Law)
Fax: (310) 576-1399 (Family Law)
Phone: (310) 255-1964 (Traffic)

Are South Gate City Court Records Public?

Most South Gate City court records are accessible to the public. However, access to confidential information in court records is restricted.

Can You Look Up a South Gate City Court Case Online?

South Gate court records are available online on a case-by-case basis. Online access to South Gate court records is available for Appeal, Civil, Family Law, Small Claims, Probate, and Criminal cases.

How to Obtain South Gate City Civil Court Case Records?

Copies of civil court records can be requested in person, by mail, or online. There are online portals to search civil, family law, small claims, and probate cases. Applications can also be made by mail or in-person by completing the request form and submitting it at the courthouse where the case of interest was handled.

How to Obtain South Gate City Criminal Court Records?

Criminal court records can be obtained online, by mail, and in person. Online searches are conducted through the criminal case summary portal. Interested persons can make mail and in-person requests by completing the request form. The requester should submit the form to the court where the case was adjudged.

What are South Gate City Vital Records?

South Gate City vital records include information about life events, such as births, deaths, divorce, and marriages. Copies of South Gate vital records are available at the county or state level.

Where and How to Obtain South Gate City Divorce Records?

The Los Angeles County Superior Court manages records for divorces filed in South Gate City. Record seekers can find summaries of divorce cases online by using the court’s case access system. Users must provide the case number and the courthouse where the case was filed. Where the requester does not have a case number, search the online case index provided by the Los Angeles County Superior Court.

Certified copies of divorce decrees are kept at the Los Angeles Superior Court. There is an online service portal for requesting divorce judgment documents. To use the portal, users must provide the divorce case number and valid credit card information. Each copy of a divorce decree costs 50 cents. Certified copies cost $15 each. The Los Angeles County Archives and Records Center keeps records for divorce cases filed before 2005. Requesters can make in-person requests at 222 North Hill Street, Room 212, Los Angeles.

Where and How to Get Public South Gate City Marriage Records?

The Los Angeles Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk keeps copies of South Gate City marriage records from 1852 to date. A copy of a South Gate City marriage certificate costs $15. Only eligible persons can obtain authorized copies of a marriage record. These eligible persons include:

  • Any of the parties to the marriage;
  • A parent or legal guardian of any of the parties;
  • A grandparent, sibling, spouse, child, grandchild, or domestic partner of any of the parties;
  • An official of a law enforcement agency or a representative of any governmental agency established by law that is carrying out official functions;
  • An attorney representing any of the parties or the party’s estate;
  • Any person or agency empowered by law or appointed by a court to act for one of the parties to the marriage or the party’s estate.

Individuals who are not eligible to obtain authorized copies can still order Informational Certified Copies of the South Gate Marriage Record. South Gate marriage records can be obtained by mail requests only. Requesters should fill out and notarize the Application to Request a Public Marriage Record form. Requesters can send the filled-out form, along with payment (check or money order) and a valid I.D. to:

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

Where and How to Get Confidential Marriage Records in South Gate City?

The Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk is the custodian of South Gate confidential marriage records from 1852 to date. Confidential marriage records are accessible only to the parties to the marriage and individuals with court orders. A copy of a South Gate confidential marriage certificate costs $15. Interested parties may complete the Application to Request a Confidential Marriage Record to obtain confidential marriage records. The request should include the completed form, money order or check payment, and a copy of a valid I.D. Requesters should mail the request to the Registrar-Recorder/County 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 South Gate City Birth Records?

The Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk maintains South Gate City birth records from 1866 to date. However, it only provides authorized certified copies of South Gate City birth certificates to the following persons:

  • The subject of the record
  • A parent or legal guardian of the subject
  • A sibling, spouse, child, grandchild, grandparent, or domestic partner of the subject
  • A person with a court order empowered to get the record
  • An attorney or a licensed adoption agency seeking the birth record to comply with the requirements of Section 3140 or 7603 of the Family Code
  • A member of a law enforcement agency or a representative of any governmental agency established by law that is conducting official business
  • An attorney representing the record’s subject or their estate
  • Any person or agency empowered by statute or appointed by a court to act on behalf of the record’s subject or their estate

Informational Certified Copies of South Gate Birth Records are available to persons that do not meet any of the above eligibility requirements.

To obtain copies of the South Gate City birth record, a requester should fill out and notarize the Application for Birth Record form. The request should have a copy of a valid I.D. and payment. The requester should mail these documents to:

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

There is a non-refundable $28 fee for an authorized birth record copy. Payment can be made with checks and money orders to the Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk.

Where and How to Find South Gate City Death Records?

The Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk maintains copies of South Gate death records from 1877 to date. It provides copies of death records at $21 to the following persons:

  • A parent or legal guardian of the decedent
  • A spouse, domestic partner, child, grandchild, grandparent, or sibling of the decedent
  • An attorney representing the decedent or their estate
  • A member of a law enforcement agency or a representative of any governmental agency established by law that is conducting official business
  • Any person or agency empowered by statute or appointed by a court to act on behalf of the deceased or their estate
  • Any funeral director or agent/employee of a funeral establishment acting within the scope of their employment who orders certified copies of a death on behalf of any individual specified in paragraphs (1) to (5), inclusive of subdivision (a) of Section 7100 of the Health and Safety Code
  • Any individual specified in paragraphs (1) to (8) inclusive of subdivision (a) of Health & Safety Code 7100

Persons that fall outside this category of persons can obtain copies only request Informational Certified Copies of a Death Record. Copies of South Gate City death certificates can be obtained by mail only. An interested applicant should complete and notarize the Application for a Death Record form. The completed form, check or money order payment, and a valid I.D. should be mailed to:

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

There is a non-refundable $21 for an authorized death record copy. Requesters can pay with checks and money orders made payable to the Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk.