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Whittier Arrest, Court, and Public Records

What are Whittier City Public Records?

In compliance with the California Public Records Act, Whittier city public records are information maintained or prepared by a government or other public agency in the exercise of public functions. These records include handwritten, typed, or electronically transmitted information. Access to certain records may be restricted by statute or court order. Some examples of restricted records include

  • Individual criminal records
  • Information relating to active criminal investigations
  • Trade secrets and proprietary innovations
  • Private details of an individual which if released would amount to an invasion of privacy
  • Court records expunged by the court

Whittier City Crime Statistics

The Federal Bureau of Information provides public access to crime information through its Uniform Crime Reporting portal. In 2019, Whittier city recorded 2,114 crimes, 213 violent crimes, and 1,901 property crimes. There were 92 incidences of aggravated assault, 93 robberies and, 27 rape incidents. Murder was the least common violent crime with only one reported case. Larceny- theft was the most common property crime with 1,208 reported cases. Other property crimes were burglary 318 incidents, motor vehicle theft 305 incidents, and 7 arson cases.

In comparison with 2018, violent crime reduced by 8% while property crime also reduced by 14%.

Are Whittier City Criminal Records Public?

Whittier city criminal records are not public records under the California Public Records Act. Access to Whittier city criminal records is restricted to authorized agencies, individuals who are the subject of the record, and legitimate law enforcement purposes. Interested persons may contact the agency holding the record or the City of Whittier Police Department for records that were created locally. Eligible persons may also obtain Whittier criminal records from the California Department of Justice. To obtain criminal records from the department, interested persons must submit a fingerprint image and pay $25 for the service. Applications to the Department of Justice may be online or by mail. Complete a livescan form(also available in Spanish) and take it to

Whittier Police Department
13200 Penn Street
Whittier, CA 90602
Phone: (562) 567-9200

A new fingerprint form is required for each agency to which an application for a criminal record is made. Law enforcement agencies are forbidden by law from sharing fingerprint information. The Department of Justice does not issue certified copies of criminal history records to individuals. Certified copies may be obtained by a law enforcement agency, the District Attorney’s office, or state agencies that require the records for legitimate law enforcement purposes.

How to Obtain Whittier City Police Reports and Arrest Records

Interested persons may obtain Whittier city police reports and arrest records from the City of Whittier Police Department. Access to police reports is restricted to specific persons only. Some authorized parties include victims, arrestees, witnesses, media, insurance companies, attorneys, or other authorized individuals. Interested persons may submit a record request form by fax, mail, or in person. Requesters may send the completed form by fax to (562) 567-9145 Alternatively, send by mail or take the form in-person to

Whittier Police Department
13200 Penn Street
Whittier, CA 90602

Note that obtaining criminal reports and arrest records may require the payment of fees.

How to Find Sex Offender Information in Whittier City

The California Department of Justice maintains information on registered sex offenders in California. To obtain information on registered sex offenders within Whittier city, residents should visit the Meghan’s Law website. The database can be searched by the sex offender’s name, ZIP Code, and city or county listings. Residents may also obtain detailed personal profile information on each registered sex offender. Some information provided includes the picture, age, sex, full name, address, and aliases. Using the map application, users may also search for all offenders within a particular radius instead of specific offenders. Additionally, users may register for email alerts to be notified if a registered offender moves within a certain radius.

How to Find Whittier City Inmate Records

Inmates in Whittier city are housed at the Whittier Police Department Jail. All inmates at the jail are pre-trial detainees arrested for felonies or misdemeanors. Inmates at the jail may only be held for a maximum of 96 hours. To find inmates at the jail at (562) 567-9220 Otherwise, visit the jail in person at

13200 Penn St,
Whittier, CA 90602

How Do I Visit an Inmate in Whittier City Jail?

Inmates at the Whittier city jail may receive visitors in accordance with its rules. All visitors must be registered and provide valid photo IDs. inmates may only receive a maximum of four visitors (2 children and 2 adults) at a single time. Inmates are entitled to at least one hour per week. Visiting times are Tuesday to Friday between 10 a.m. and 11 a.m. and Monday to Friday between 2 p.m. and 3 p.m.

Court Records

California practices a unified court system. Whittier city is part of the court system of Los Angeles County which is a part of the California Judicial Branch. Members of the public may obtain court records such as records of trial transcripts, oaths, submitted evidence, and case documents. Interested persons may file or request records from any of the divisions of the court across the county.

Location of Courts

The contact information and addresses of the 38 branches and divisions of the Los Angeles County Superior Court are:

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 Whittier City Court Records Public?

Whittier city court records are public documents unless expressly restricted by statute or valid court order.

How to Obtain Whittier City Civil Court Case Records

Civil court case records may be accessed online using the online case access portal. Interested persons may find cases by providing the case number and the courthouse where the case was tried. Alternatively, interested persons may obtain records by sending a completed request form or visiting the court where the case was tried or any courthouse division within the county.

How to Obtain Whittier City Criminal Court Records

Criminal court records are available online through the criminal case summary portal. Criminal court records may also be obtained by sending a completed request form to the court. Requesters may also visit any of the court divisions in the county to obtain records.

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

What are Whittier City Vital Records?

Whittier vital records are the official documentation of important life events within the city. Whittier vital records include records of births, deaths, marriages, and divorces within the city.

Where and How to Obtain Whittier City Divorce Records

Whittier divorce records are maintained by the Los Angeles Superior Court. Interested persons may obtain copies of the divorce decree online using the divorce judgment document order website. To order requesters must provide the case number which may be found using this search portal. Certified copies of a divorce decree cost $15.

The California Department of Public Health(CDPH) provides access to divorce records between 1962 and June 1984. Interested persons may obtain a Certificate of Record that provides information on the divorce such as the name of the parties, date of filing, county, and case number. Requesters should send a completed application form (Spanish) and a check or money order of $14 to:

California Department of Public Health
Vital Records – MS 5103
P.O. Box 997410
Sacramento, CA 95899-7410

OR

California Department of Public Health
Vital Records – MS 5103
1501 Capitol Avenue
Sacramento, CA 95814

Where and How to Get Public Whittier City Marriage Records

A Whittier city marriage record may be an informational or authorized copy. Any member of the public may obtain informational copies but authorized copies are only available to the following

  • Parties to the marriage
  • A parent or legal guardian to either party
  • Child, sibling, grandparent, spouse, grandchild, or domestic partner of either party
  • Law enforcement agency or other government agency in the exercise of its official function
  • An attorney representing either of the parties or their estate.
  • A person appointed by the court to administer either registrant’s estate
  • A person authorized by a valid court order to obtain the record

Whittier city marriage records from 1852 until the present may be obtained from the Los Angeles Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk. Interested persons should send a completed application form alongside a valid photo ID and the required fee to:

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

Marriage records from 1905 to 2000 and 2008 till the present may also be obtained from the CDPH. Requesters may send a completed application form( Spanish) to the CDPH accompanied by a check or money order for $15. Applications for authorized copies must be accompanied by a sworn statement. Send applications to

California Department of Public Health
Vital Records – MS 5103
P.O. Box 997410
Sacramento, CA 95899-7410

OR

California Department of Public Health
Vital Records – MS 5103
1501 Capitol Avenue
Sacramento, CA 95814

Where and How to Get Confidential Marriage Records in Whittier City

The state of California permits confidential marriages. Records on Confidential marriages are only available to the parties to the marriage or a person with a valid court order. Whittier confidential marriage records may be obtained from the Los Angeles Recorder/Clerk. Eligible persons may visit the recorder/clerk in person or send a completed application for a confidential marriage record to:

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

Requests must be accompanied by a notarized certificate of identity. Applications cost $15 to be paid by money order or check.

Where and How to Find Whittier City Birth Records

Whittier city birth records are available from either the Los Angeles Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk or the California Department of Health (CDPH). Interested persons may obtain informational or authorized copies. Authorized copies are only available to:

  • 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
  • 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
  • An attorney representing the record’s subject or their estate
  • A person with a valid court order
  • 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 record’s subject or their estate

To obtain birth records from 1866 till the present from the Recorder/Clerk, send a completed Application for Birth Record form, a valid I.D., and payment of $28 to:

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

Alternatively, obtain records of births from 1905 till the present from the CDPH. Send a completed application form to the CDPH. Requests cost $25 payable by check or money order to CDPH Vital Records. Send applications to

California Department of Public Health
Vital Records – MS 5103
P.O. Box 997410
Sacramento, CA 95899-7410

OR

California Department of Public Health
Vital Records – MS 5103
1501 Capitol Avenue
Sacramento, CA 95814

Note that applications for authorized copies should be notarized.

Where and How to Find Whittier City Death Records

Informational and authorized copies of Whittier city death records are available from the Los Angeles Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk or the California Department of Health (CDPH). Persons eligible to obtain authorized copies include:

  • 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 of the above individuals

Applications to the County Recorder/Clerk cost $21. An interested applicant should send a completed Application for a Death Record form, check or money order payment, and a valid photo I.D. to:

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

Death certificates for deaths that occurred from 1905 till the present are available at the CDPH. Interested persons should send a completed application form(Spanish) to

California Department of Public Health
Vital Records – MS 5103
P.O. Box 997410
Sacramento, CA 95899-7410

OR

California Department of Public Health
Vital Records – MS 5103
1501 Capitol Avenue
Sacramento, CA 95814

Applications for authorized copies must be accompanied by a sworn statement. Applications cost $21 which should be paid by check or money order. Checks or money orders should be made payable to ‘CDPH Vital Records.' To track the application include a self-addressed, stamped envelope with the application.