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West Covina Arrest, Court, and Public Records

What are West Covina Public Records?

West Covina public records are written, typewritten, digitally recorded, or electronically stored information gathered, maintained, and publicly disseminated by government agencies. According to the CPRA, records are public when they do not fall under restrictions by court rule, court order, law, among others. Exempted records include trade secrets, law enforcement files of pending/ongoing investigations, privilege information, and information that may violate personal privacy or public safety if disclosed.

West Covina Crime Statistics

The West Covina Police Department (WCPD) gathers and provides access to reports on crime statistics in West Covina. According to the WCPD statistical overview of 2019, West Covina had 2,646 part one violent and property crimes recorded. The analysis of violent crime arrest statistics showed that the city recorded two, 21, 129, and 104 arrests for homicide, rape, robbery, and aggravated assaults, respectively. However, arrests for property crimes included 354, 1661, 356, and 15 arrests for burglary, theft, motor vehicle theft, and arson, respectively.

Are West Covina Criminal Records Public?

West Covina criminal records are not entirely public, especially in relation to juvenile records, victims/witnesses identifying information, and parole/probation status. However, non-restricted information on charges, arrests, dispositions, and convictions are available to the public through different channels. The California Department of Justice makes criminal records available to the subject for personal review and authorized agencies for employment, volunteering, and licensing reasons.

Requesters may conduct criminal background checks after live scan fingerprinting, and the Criminal Division of the Los Angeles Superior Court makes criminal information available to requesters. For citywide crime reports, contact the Records Bureau of the West Covina Police Department at:

1444 West Garvey Avenue
West Covina, CA 91790
Phone: (626) 939-8500

How to Get Police Reports and Arrest Records

The West Covina Police Department collates and preserves reports on local arrests, accidents, crimes, and other incidents that take place within its jurisdiction. The WCPD mostly makes these records available through the Records Bureau, following emailed or in-person requests made at:

1444 West Garvey Avenue
West Covina, CA 91790
Email: reportrequest@wcpd.org

Interested persons should note that not all police reports are open for public inspection or duplication. Some may only be available to involved parties, law enforcement agents, and other authorized persons. Therefore, call (626) 939-8500 first to determine record availability.

For personal West Covina arrest records, make a request for a local criminal history search at the WCPD lobby, taking along valid identification and an administrative fee of $10 cash, money order, or check. When asked, provide personal information such as full name, date of birth, date of arrest (if any), and other related details. The bureau will process the request, and if there are no local arrest records, requesters will be issued a criminal clearance letter.

For copies of crime/incident reports, traffic collision reports, and other police reports, provide specific descriptions like names, report number, dates of birth, date/time of the incident, and type of report to the Records Bureau, along with valid photo identification. There are no charges for releasable reports on incidents and traffic collisions.

Note: Individuals may also find West Covina arrest information by using the jail search tool provided by the County Sheriff’s Department.

How to Find Sex Offender Information in West Covina

As per state laws, the California Department of Justice makes information on sex offenders in West Covina and other areas in the state publicly available through the Megan’s Law website. The site provides online access to information such as an offender’s photograph, physical description, full names and aliases, offenses, location, and so on, following searches done in the following criteria:

  • Near me: With device location
  • County search: Los Angeles or otherwise
  • Zip code search
  • City search: Input West Covina
  • Address search: With address and searchable mile radius
  • Name search: With the first and last name of the offender.

How to Find Inmate Information in West Covina

Individuals may obtain records of inmates currently detained in the West Covina Jail by contacting the West Covina Police Department at 1444 West Garvey Avenue or by calling (626) 9939-8500. West Covina inmate records are also available on the Inmate Information Center of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department. Individuals can look up inmates or get inmate records by using the search tool to find offenders by name and date of birth (if known). Available information about an inmate may include:

  • Booking number
  • Full name
  • Sex, Race, DOB, and age
  • Physical description
  • Charge level
  • Arrest information
  • Bail amount
  • Housing location
  • Court, case, or hearing information
  • Sentence, disposition, and release information

How Do I Visit an Inmate in West Covina

To visit an inmate in the West Covina Jail, make same-day appointments by contacting the facility at 1444 West Garvey Avenue S, West Covina, or calling (626) 9939-8500. Because of the limited time, appointments are on a first-come, first-serve basis but can only be on weekends with a maximum of one person per session (no children allowed). All visitors must go along with valid photo IDs, such as a California driver's license, U.S. Passport, or U.S. military card.

The facility denies access into the visitation area if the visitor is under the influence of drugs, disobeys searching rules, ignores the facility or visiting rules and regulations, tries to enter the facility with contraband, or poses a threat to the security of the jail facility. For additional information, check the jail website.

Court Records

West Covina court records are documents that are produced, maintained, or issued by the courts in the city. These include transcripts, audio recordings, dockets, decrees, case files, affidavits, and other documents provided by the court about civil, criminal, probate, family law, or probate matters or other administrative actions.

Location of Courts in West Covina

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)

Are West Covina Court Records Public?

In West Covina, court records are open unless otherwise restricted by statute, court order, court rule, and other laws. For instance, West Covina courts may limit the access to information on minors or juvenile delinquents, identifying details of witnesses, information under attorney-client privilege, and confidential materials that may harm proceedings, personal privacy, or public safety.

Can You Look Up West Covina Court Cases Online?

Online access to West Covina court records depends on the case. Information available online may be limited by laws affecting disclosure, year of proceedings, or even the court’s records management system. However, individuals may obtain case summaries, judgments, calendars, scanned images of case documents, and other information online by using the different search criteria available on the Los Angeles Court Online Service webpage. When online information is unavailable, individuals should consider making in-person or mailed requests to the courthouse.

How to Obtain Civil Court Case Records in West Covina

Individuals may obtain records on a West Covina civil court case by using the different search criteria available on the Los Angeles Court Online Service webpage or making requests to the Clerk of the Court where proceedings took place. Requesters may need to provide information such as case number, name of parties, and filing date when making requests through the appropriate channels. Individuals may submit completed request forms, fees, and other requirements in person or via mail to:

Los Angeles County Superior Court
1427 West Covina Parkway
West Covina, CA 91790
Phone: (626) 430-2600

How to Obtain Criminal Court Case Records in West Covina

To obtain records on a West Covina criminal court case, interested individuals may use the different search criteria available on the Los Angeles Court Online Service webpage or make queries to the Clerk of the Court where proceedings took place. Requesters may need to provide information such as case number, name of parties, and filing date when making requests through the appropriate channels. Individuals may submit completed request forms, fees, and other requirements in person or via mail to:

Los Angeles County Superior Court
1427 West Covina Parkway
West Covina, CA 91790
Phone: (626) 430-2600 (Clerk)
Phone: (626) 430-2598 (Criminal)
Fax: (626) 338-9596 (Criminal)

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What are West Covina Vital Records?

West Covina vital records are government-generated materials on life events that happened within the city jurisdiction. These include certificates, licenses, or decrees that confirm the births, deaths, divorces, and marriages of individuals in the territory. West Covina vital records are mostly open, with publicly available informational copies and sometimes restricted, especially certified copies that may hold sensitive details.

Where and How to Obtain West Covina Divorce Records

Records of divorces and annulments filed in West Covina are available at the Los Angeles Superior Court. An interested individual can search for non-confidential information on divorce judgment online by providing a case number and making the payment of $0.50 per page or $15 per document certification. Persons may also obtain hard copies by requesting it in person or via mail to:

L.A. County Superior Court
1427 West Covina Parkway,
West Covina, CA 91790
Phone: (626) 430-2600

Requesters may have to provide valid photo IDs, pay fees, and other requirements before the clerk will process the request. For statewide vital records, direct requests to the Vital Records Unit of the California Department of Public Health.

Where and How to Obtain West Covina Confidential Marriage Records

The Los Angeles Registrar-Recorder/County-Clerk maintains records of confidential marriage certificates issued by the office. However, these have limited access to the spouses mentioned in the document, legal representatives, and other authorized persons. Eligible parties may obtain these records by submitting or mailing the confidential marriage application form along with $15 per copy and notarized certificate of identity to:

Los Angeles County Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk,
P.O. Box 489,
Norwalk, CA 90651-0489
Phone: (562) 462-2137

For confidential West Covina marriage records from the state-run depository, make requests to the Vital Records Unit of the California Department of Public Health.

Where and How to Obtain West Covina Public Marriage Records

Public West Covina marriage certificates are available at the Los Angeles Registrar-Recorder/County-Clerk Office. The clerk issues authorized certified copies of the record to eligible parties and informational copies to the public. Interested persons may obtain these by submitting or mailing the public marriage application form along with $15 per copy and notarized certificate of identity (for authorized copies only) to:

Los Angeles County Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk,
P.O. Box 489,
Norwalk, CA 90651-0489
Phone: (562) 462-2137

West Covina marriage records are also available at the Vital Records Unit of the California Department of Public Health.

Where and How to Find West Covina Birth Records

West Covina birth certificates are available at the Los Angeles Registrar-Recorder/County-Clerk Office. The clerk issues informational copies of these documents to the public and authorized certified copies to eligible parties such as the adult registrant, close relatives, direct descendants, legal representatives, and so on. Interested persons may obtain these by submitting or mailing the birth record request application along with $28 per copy and notarized certificate of identity (for authorized copies only) to:

Los Angeles County Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk,
P.O. Box 489,
Norwalk, CA 90651-0489
Phone: (562) 462-2137

West Covina marriage records are also available at the Vital Records Unit of the California Department of Public Health.

Where and How to Find West Covina Death Records

The Los Angeles Registrar-Recorder/County-Clerk maintains records of deaths that took place in West Covina and other parts of the county. The clerk issues informational copies of West Covina death certificates to the public and authorized certified copies to eligible parties such as the deceased’s parents, spouse, direct descendants, close relatives, legal representatives, and so on. Interested persons may obtain these by submitting or mailing the death record request application along with $21 per copy and notarized certificate of identity (for authorized copies only) to:

Los Angeles County Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk,
P.O. Box 489,
Norwalk, CA 90651-0489
Phone: (562) 462-2137

Note: The Vital Records Unit of the California Department of Public Health also issues West Covina death records.