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Placer County Arrest, Court, and Public Records

Crime Numbers

The California Department of Justice provides crime statistics for all the counties in the state through its Open Justice portal. Its records show that Placer County recorded 703 violent crimes and 6,969 property crimes in 2017. These figures represent a 6.5% jump in violent crime rate and a 3.3% dip in property crime rate between 2013 and 2017.

A breakdown of the county’s 2017 crime figures reveals that law enforcement agencies recorded 7 homicides, 107 rapes, 160 robberies, and 429 aggravated assaults. Reported incidences of property crimes include 1,146 burglaries, 658 motor vehicle thefts, 5,165 larceny-thefts, and 53 arsons. Between 2013 and 2017, homicide (250%), rape (98.1%), robbery (40.4%), motor vehicle theft (18.6%), larceny-theft (3.7%), and arson (15.2%) rates rose in Placer county. The five-year crime trend for the county also shows declining aggravated assault (12.4%) and burglary (31.5%) rates.

Criminal Records

The Department of Justice provides background checks for the counties of California. Individuals can only request their own criminal records while law enforcement agencies and employers can request background checks for residents of the state.

Placer County residents requesting for their criminal records must first download and print a Live Scan Form (also in Spanish). Check and write “Record Review” in the fields for Type of Application and Reason for Application respectively. After completing the rest of the form, bring it to the Placer County Sheriff’s Office or one of its two substations for fingerprinting. Below are the addresses, contact information, and fingerprinting days. Call ahead to make an appointment.

Auburn Office
2929 Richardson Drive
Auburn, CA 95603
Phone: (530) 889-7800
By appointment only: Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday between 9:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m.

Tahoe City Substation
2501 N Lake Boulevard
P.O. Box 1710
Tahoe City, CA 96145
Phone: (530) 581-6301
By appointment only: Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays

South Placer Substation
6140 Horseshoe Bar Road
Suite D
Loomis, CA 95650
Phone: (916) 652-2400
By appointment only: Monday through Thursday between 9:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m.

The Sheriff’s Office charges a rolling fee of $20 for fingerprinting service. Note that DOJ/FBI fees will apply depending on the type of background check requested.

The Records Unit of the Placer County Sheriff’s Office provides incident reports for crimes that occurred within its jurisdiction as well as accident reports for the towns of Loomis and Colfax. Submit a request for incident report by visiting or calling the Records Unit. Its address and phone number are:

2929 Richardson Drive
Auburn, CA 95603
Phone: (530) 889-7812

It is available to the public from Monday to Friday between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. Order a report for an accident that occurred after November 1, 2017 from CrashDocs.org. For reports of accidents that occurred before this date, visit the Records Unit at the address above or call (530) 889-7812. The various police departments of the cities and towns of the county also provide incident and accident reports.

The California Department of Justice maintains a database of all registered sex offenders living in the state. It also makes this database available online on California Megan’s Law website. To find registered sex offenders residing in Placer County, search the California Sex Offender Registry by name, street address, and zip code. Select Placer from the county drop-down list to restrict your search to this county.

There are two detention facilities in Placer County. These are the Auburn Main Jail and the South Placer Jail. Here are their addresses and phone numbers:

Auburn Jail
2775 Richardson Drive
Auburn, CA 95603
Phone: (530) 745-8500

South Placer Jail
11801 Go For Broke Road
Roseville, CA 95678
Phone: (916) 409-8100

To fund an inmate’s account, make a cash or credit/debit card deposit at the Smart Deposit kiosks in the jail lobbies. You can also drop a cashier’s check or mail order in the jail lobby drop-boxes or mail it to the jail. Make sure to make it payable to the inmate by providing their jail ID number. Amount on check or money must not exceed $100.

Court Records

The only trial court in Placer County is the Superior Court of California. Its Civil and Small Claims, Criminal, Family Support and Law, and Traffic Divisions occupy the Hon. Howard G. Gibson Courthouse located at:

10820 Justice Center Drive
Roseville, CA 95678
Phone: (916) 408-6000

Other locations of the Placer County Superior Court include:

Tahoe Courthouse
2501 North Lake Blvd
Tahoe City, CA 96145
Phone: (530) 584-3460

Juvenile Department
11270 B Avenue
Auburn, CA 95603
Phone: (530) 745-2100
Open from Monday to Friday between 8:00 a.m. and Noon and from 12:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Jail Courtroom
11801 Go For Broke Road
Roseville, CA 95678

Visit the Superior Court of Placer County Online Portal to search for and view available court records. Records are also available for viewing at the Hon. Howard G. Gibson Courthouse. Members of the public can also request for copies of court records in person or by completing and mailing a Records and Copy Request Form to:

10820 Justice Center Drive
P.O. Box 619072
Roseville, CA 95661-9072

or

2501 N. Lake Blvd.
P.O. Box 5669
Tahoe City, CA 96145

Include a self-addressed stamped envelope. The fee for plain copies of court records is 50 cents per page. Certified copies cost an additional $25 per document. Pay with a check made out to Placer Superior Court.

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

Vital Records

The Family Law Division of the Superior Court handles divorce cases in Placer County. Therefore, divorce records are maintained by the County Clerk’s Office. To obtain a copy of your marriage or domestic partnership dissolution record, complete the Records and Copy Request Form and send it, along with a self-addressed envelope, to:

10820 Justice Center Drive
P.O. Box 619072
Roseville, CA 95661-9072

The fee for copies of these divorce records is $15 plus 50 cents per page. Include a check for copy fee in your mail application and make it payable to Placer Superior Court.

The Placer County Clerk-Recorder provides copies of birth, death, and marriage certificates on request. To order a public or confidential marriage certificate, start by completing an Application for Certified Copy of a Marriage Record. Include a signed statement sworn under penalty of perjury when requesting an Authorized Certified Copy in person. Notarize this sworn statement when submitting your request by mail. Bring or mail the application and sworn statement to:

Placer County Clerk
2954 Richardson Drive
Auburn, CA 95603

The Clerk charges $15 for each public marriage record and $20 for a confidential marriage record. Pay with a check made out to Placer County Clerk.

The Clerk-Recorder accepts in-person, mail, and fax requests for birth and death certificates. Complete a Birth or Death Certificate Application. Fax this to (530) 886-5687. Alternatively bring or mail it to:

Placer County Clerk/Recorder
2954 Richardson Drive
Auburn, CA 95603

Each certified copy of birth certificate costs $28 while the fee for a certified copy of death certificate is $21. You can pay this fee with a money order or a certified, cashier’s, personal, or traveler’s check. Make the check payable to Placer County Clerk/Recorder.

Are Property Records Open to the Public in Placer County?

Under the California Public Records Act, property records in Placer County are treated as public records. Therefore, anyone can contact the county's record custodian to inspect these records or receive copies.

Where and How to Find Property Records in Placer County?

The Placer County Clerk-Recorder's Office keeps records of all real properties located in Placer County. Interested persons may inspect property information online or contact the Recorder's Office to receive copies of desired property records. Each record costs $2 for the first page and $1 for each additional page. Certified records cost $4 for the first page and $1 for each subsequent page.

Individuals may submit mail, phone, email, and in-person requests. Payment is accepted via checks, money orders, and credit cards. Each check must be preprinted with the account holder's name, phone number, address, and check number. Checks and money orders should be made out to the "Placer County Recorder." Card payments require cards from Discover, MasterCard, American Express, Visa, and may incur additional convenience fees.

Mail requestors should send written applications to the Clerk-Recorder's Office. Each request must describe the wanted record and include as many details as available. Property records received by fax and email copies cost $4.25. All requests should be submitted using the following details:

Placer County Clerk-Recorder's Office
2954 Richardson Drive
Auburn, CA 95603
Phone: (530) 886-5610
Fax: (530) 886-5687
Email: clerk@placer.ca.gov
Hours: 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Mondays through Fridays

How to Look Up Placer County Property Records

The Placer County Clerk-Recorder's Office provides public access to online property records through its Official Real Estate Records Search. Users may "Login as Guest" and proceed to search by name, legal description, book and page numbers, and instrument number. Searchers may also limit results by selecting one or more available document types, including agreements, deeds, loan documents, maps, and transfer of property records.

Location of Placer County Property Assessors

Placer County Assessor – Auburn
2ND Floor (Customer Service Counter)
2980 Richardson Dr
Auburn, CA 95603
Phone: (530) 889-4300
Phone: (800) 488-4308 ext. 4300 (Toll free outside Auburn)
Fax: (530) 889-4305
Email: assessor@placer.ca.gov

Placer County Assessor – Roseville
10810 Justice Center Dr
Suite 190
Roseville, CA 95678
Phone: (530) 889-4300
Phone: (800) 488-4308, ext. 4300
Fax: (530) 889-4305
Email: assessor@placer.ca.gov

Placer County Assessor – Tahoe
775 N Lake Boulevard
Suite 204
Tahoe City, CA
Phone: (530) 889-4300
Phone: (800) 488-4308, ext. 4300
Email: assessor@placer.ca.gov