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Temecula Arrest, Court, and Public Records

What are Temecula Public Records?

The CPRA defines Temecula public records to include any information generated, prepared, utilized, or managed by state or local agencies, except where there is an exclusion provided by law. Temecula public records comprise typewritten or handwritten information, photographs, and even email-transmitted material. Some records may be restricted or precluded from public access. Such records usually pertain to the following circumstances:

  • Private personal data which is in violation of personal privacy
  • Pending litigation details (attorney work product)
  • Data associated with an ongoing investigation by law enforcement
  • Juvenile information
  • Preliminary drafts, notes, or annotations
  • Confidential information
  • Trade secrets
  • Data for taxpayers and private financial data

Temecula Crime Statistics

Through its Open Justice portal, the California Department of Justice publishes reports of crime statistics for all the cities and counties in the state. In 2019, Temecula City reported a total number of 2,797 crimes, including 166 violent crimes and 2,631 property crimes. The violent crimes include one homicide, eight rapes, 72 robberies, and 85 aggravated assaults. The property crimes consist of 318 burglaries, 2,018 larcenies, 290 motor vehicle thefts, and five arsons.

The crime rate in 2019 is a drop from the total crime rate in 2015. Over five years, the number of three out of the five major crimes in the city declined. Burglary (31%), larceny (5%), and motor vehicle theft (15%) rates declined in Temecula City. Whereas robber (53%), aggravated assault (47%), and arson (67%) rates increased. Homicide and rape rates remained the same for both years.

Are Temecula Criminal Records Public?

Some Temecula criminal records are public while some others are not. Criminal records like that those generated by local law enforcement authorities are not public. They are only available to the subject, insurance companies, and a limited category of employers such as child care centers, law enforcement agencies, security guard firms, and public service companies. For their Temecula criminal records, interested persons may call (951) 955-2440 to inquire from the records department of the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department.

Temecula criminal records and background checks are also restricted at the state level. The California Department of Justice carries out criminal background checks for those that want to check their criminal history within the state. This service is also available to law enforcement agencies, employers, and businesses can access this service.

How to Obtain Temecula Police Reports and Arrest Records?

Interested residents can obtain copies of Temecula arrest records and police reports from the Temecula Police Department. Requesters are to first contact the Southwest station to inquire whether the report is ready and available. This can be done either in person or by phone with the information below:

Temecula Police Department - Southwest Station
30755-A Auld Road
Murrieta, CA 92563
Phone: (951) 696-3000

If the report is available, applicants can request that it should be faxed to a storefront that is convenient for them to pick it up. A printed copy of a Temecula police report costs $23. Requesters can either pay in cash or pre-printed checks.

How to Find Sex Offender Information in Temecula?

Temecula sex offender information is maintained and accessible at the state level. The California Department of Justice provides a state-wide online registry of sex offenders. The registry enables its users to search sex offenders by name, city, address, zip code, county, and proximity. To see the current list of sex offenders who reside in, work in, or frequent Temecula, use the advance search tool and type the city’s name into the city search form-input.

How to Find Temecula Inmate Records?

Temecula inmates records are maintained by the Riverside Sheriff Department. To find Temecula inmates records, use the Jail Information Management System available on the Riverside Sheriff Department’s website. The locator tool enables users to search inmate records by name, gender, and date of birth.

How Do I Visit an Inmate in Temecula Jail?

Persons incarcerated in Temecula are usually housed in one of the five jails in Riverside County. To visit an inmate in Temecula, call the visiting number of the relevant facility between 9:00 am and 5:00 pm to schedule a visit a day before the desired visiting date. Below is the location and visiting number of each of the Riverside County jails:

Blythe Jail
260 N. Spring Street
Blythe, CA 92225
Phone: (760) 921-5780
Phone: (951) 341-8888 (visiting)

Cois M. Byrd Detention Center
30755-B Auld Road
Murrieta, CA 92563
Phone: (951) 696-3050
Phone: (951) 696-3470 (visiting)

John J. Benoit Detention Center
82675 Street Highway. 111
Indio, CA 92201
Phone: (760) 863-8252
Phone: (951) 341-8888 (visiting)

Larry D. Smith Correctional Facility
1627 S. Hargrave Street
Banning, CA 92220
Phone: (951) 922-7300
Phone: (951) 922-7540 (visiting)

Robert Presley Detention Center
4000 Orange Street
Riverside, CA 92501
Phone: (951) 955-4500
Phone: (951) 341-8888 (visiting)

All Riverside inmates are entitled to two visits per week, and each visit can last for 45 minutes. Each facility has unique schedules and visitor requirements, so check the facility’s page before scheduling a visit. Generally, a maximum of two adults and two children are allowed per visit, and adult visitors are required to provide a valid picture ID.

Court Records

Cases emanating from the city of Temecula are handled under the Riverside County court system. The 14 centers of the Riverside County Superior Court are a part of the California Judicial Branch. They grant public access to various types of Riverside and Temecula court records and related documents. These records are generated from the cases heard by the court, and they include civil, criminal, administrative, probate, domestic relations, and traffic records. They consist of case files, trial transcripts, affidavits, and evidence tendered.

Location of Courts in Temecula

Riverside County Superior Courts

Riverside County Superior Court - Banning Court
311 East Ramsey Street
Banning, CA 92220
Phone: (951) 572-5408
Phone: (951) 222-0384 (Traffic)

Riverside County Superior Court - Blythe Court
265 North Broadway
Blythe, CA 92225
Phone: (760) 775-8500
Phone: (951) 222-0384 (Traffic)

Riverside County Superior Court - Corona Court
505 South Buena Vista
Room 201
Corona, CA 92882
Phone: (951) 222-0384

Riverside County Superior Court - Hemet Court
880 North State Street
Hemet, CA 92543
Phone: (951) 306-3561
Phone: (951) 222-0384 (Traffic)

Riverside County Superior Court - Indio Juvenile Court
47-671 Oasis Street
Indio, CA 92201
Phone: (760) 393-2617

Riverside County Superior Court - Larson Justice Center
46-200 Oasis Street
Indio, CA 92201
Phone: (760) 393-2617
Phone: (951) 222-0384 (Traffic)

Riverside County Superior Court - Moreno Valley Court
13800 Heacock Street
Building D
Room 201
Moreno Valley, CA 92553
Phone: (951) 777-3147 (Evictions, Small Claims)
Phone: (951) 222-0384 (Traffic)

Riverside County Superior Court - Palm Springs
3255 East Tahquitz Canyon Way
Palm Springs, CA 92262
Phone: (760) 393-2617

Riverside County Superior Court - Riverside Family Law Courthouse
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 431, Riverside, CA 92502
Physical Address: 4175 Main Street, Riverside, CA 92501
Phone: (951) 777-3147

Riverside County Superior Court - Riverside Hall of Justice
4100 Main Street
Riverside, CA 92501
Phone: (951) 777-3147

Riverside County Superior Court - Riverside Historic Courthouse
4050 Main Street
Riverside, CA 92501
Phone: (951) 777-3147

Riverside County Superior Court - Riverside Juvenile Court
9991 County Farm Road
Riverside, CA 92503
Phone: (951) 777-3147

Riverside County Superior Court - Southwest Justice Center
30755-D Auld Road, Murrieta, CA 92563
Phone: (951) 704-7634
Phone: (951) 222-0384 (Traffic)

Riverside County Superior Court - Temecula Court
41002 County Center Drive
Room 100
Temecula, CA 92591
Phone: (951) 704-7634

Are Temecula Court Records Public?

Most of Temecula court records are public. However, some records are not open to the general public. Such records are precluded from public access because they pertain to cases designated as classified or confidential under California laws. Below are instances which may fall under this category:

  • Cases of juvenile delinquency (when a minor is charged for committing a crime)
  • Cases of juvenile dependency (where a child is separated from his parents)
  • Civil cases of harassment
  • Certain cases of divorce
  • Instances in child custody

Can You Look Up a Temecula Court Case Online?

The Riverside County Superior Court maintains all records of Temecula court cases and other cases within Riverside County. The court provides online public access to its cases. Interested persons can look up a Temecula court case online by visiting the Public Access Portal on the court’s website. Before searching for documents, users need to register on the website and receive search credits. The portal provides separate databases for civil and criminal & traffic court cases.

How to Obtain Temecula Civil Court Case Records?

Interested persons can obtain Temecula civil court case records online, by mail, or in person. Residents can download non-confidential civil court records from the Riverside Superior Court website if permitted under the California Rules of Court. Applicants will need to log into the civil records database on the website and provide a case number in order to download documents. Each document download attracts a $1 charge per page for the first 5 pages and $.50 per page for each additional page with a limit of $50 per document. Document downloads are available for 30-days.

To request certified copies of Temecula civil court records online, fill out the Request for Certified Copies (Civil, Family Law, or Probate) form and submit it through the eSubmit feature available on the Riverside Superior Court website. Requesters can also complete the Request for Records and/or Search Copies form. Alternatively, requesters may deliver the completed form together with payment in check and a self-addressed stamped envelope to the courthouse where the case was heard. Interested persons can also make in-person requests at any of the court locations mentioned above.

How to Obtain Temecula Criminal Court Records?

The Superior Court of California located in Riverside County provides Temecula criminal court records. Interested persons can request these records through the Public Access portal on the court's website. The portal provides access to both certified and non-certified copies of Temecula criminal court records so far they are permitted under the California Rules of Court.

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

What are Temecula Vital Records?

Temecula vital records are documented details of life events that occurred within the city. Temecula vital records consist of birth certificates, death certificates, marriage records, and divorce decrees. These vital records are managed and disseminated both at the county and state level. Divorce records are kept by the Riverside County Superior Court while public marriage, birth, and death records are maintained by the Riverside Assessor County Clerk-Recorder. Below is the location of all offices of the Riverside County Clerk-Recorder:

2724 Gateway Drive (Main Office)
Riverside, CA 92507

4080 Lemon Street
1st Floor
Riverside, CA 92501

38-686 El Cerrito Road
Palm Desert, CA 92211

41002 County Center Drive #230
Temecula, CA 92591-6027

880 North State Street
Suite B-6
Hemet, CA 92543-1496

270 North Broadway
Blythe, CA 92225

The California Department of Public Health - Vital Records (CDPH-VR) is responsible for maintaining all vital records at the state level.

Only authorized persons may request certified copies of Temecula marriage, birth, and death records. Other people may still be able to receive an informational copy of records. Informational copies cannot be used for legal processes.

Where and How to Obtain Temecula Divorce Records?

Temecula divorce records are kept and issued by the Riverside County Superior Court. Requesting a certified copy of a divorce decree can be done either in person or through the mail. To request divorce records in person, visit the Riverside Family Law Courthouse of the Superior Court at:

Riverside County Superior Court - Riverside Family Law Courthouse
4175 Main Street
Riverside, CA 92501
Phone: (951) 777-3147

For mail requests, interested persons are to complete the Request for Certified Copies (Civil, Family Law, or Probate) form or the Request for Records Copies form. Mail it together with payment and their credit card information to the court. Payments are to be made through checks payable to the Riverside Superior Court. A certified copy of a divorce degree costs $15. Send mail requests to:

Riverside County Superior Court - Riverside Family Law Courthouse
P.O. Box 431
Riverside, CA 92502
Phone: (951) 777-3147

Where and How to Get Public Temecula Marriage Records?

The Riverside County Clerk-Recorder is responsible for issuing Temecula marriage records. Interested persons can request the record in person, online, or through the mail. Persons eligible to request certified copies of the record include:

  • One of the married parties;
  • A parent or legal guardian of one of the parties;
  • A child, grandparent, grandchild, sibling, spouse, or domestic partner of one of the parties;
  • 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 one of the parties or the party’s estate;
  • Any person or agency empowered by statute or appointed by a court to act on behalf of one of the parties to the marriage or the party’s estate

To obtain record copies online, visit the County Clerk’s website, select marriage certificates, and follow through with the online application process. Persons requesting certified copies will be required to provide identity verification or provide a sworn statement and notarized certificate of acknowledgment before the order can be processed. Online requests attract a 2.28% credit or debit card fee and a $7.50 shipping fee.

To request Temecula marriage records by mail, download, complete, and notarize the Application for Certified Copy of Marriage Record. Send the completed form together with check or money order payment, and the complete address to which the copy should be mailed to:

Riverside County Assessor-County Clerk-Recorder
P.O. Box 751
Riverside, CA 92502-0751

To make in-person requests, complete the online application procedure but set the payment method to the “in office” option. Applicants are to keep their order number (it begins with SST). Proceed to book an appointment online. Requesters are to choose the office location they wish to appear at. On the designated date, appear at the selected office with payment and government-issued ID (for certified copies only). Payment can be made by credit card, check, money order, or cash. A copy of a Temecula marriage certificate costs $15.

Interested persons may also request Temecula marriage records (of 1905 till date) from the CDPH-VR. To make requests, complete, notarize, and mail the Marriage Record Request form (also available in Spanish Version) together with payment to:

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

Persons needing an address for courier services can instead use:

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

Where and How to Get Confidential Marriage Records in Temecula?

The Riverside County Clerk-Recorder maintains confidential marriage records in Temecula. Residents can request these records either in person, online, or through the mail. Persons that can request certified copies of the confidential marriage record include:

  • One of the parties to the confidential marriage
  • A party entitled to receive the record as a result of a court order (include a certified copy of the court order with this request)

To obtain record copies online, interested parties are to select confidential marriage certificates on the Riverside County Clerk’s website and follow through with the application process. Requesters of certified copies will be required to provide identity verification or a sworn statement and notarized certificate of acknowledgment before the order can be confirmed. A 2.28% credit or debit card fee together with a $7.50 shipping fee will apply for online requests.

To request confidential marriage records by mail, interested residents are to download, complete, and notarize the Application for Certified Copy of Marriage Record. The completed form is to be mailed with payment and the complete address of the applicant to:

Riverside County Assessor-County Clerk-Recorder
P.O. Box 751
Riverside, CA 92502-0751

Residents can make in-person requests by completing the online application procedure and setting their payment method as “in office”. Applicants are to take note of their order number (it begins with SST) and then proceed to book an appointment online. Requesters will be required to choose any of the record offices they wish to visit. On the specified day, appear at the chosen office with payment and government-issued ID (for a certified copy). Acceptable means of payment include credit card, check, money order, and payment by cash. A copy of a Temecula confidential marriage certificate attracts a $15 fee.

Where and How to Find Temecula Birth Records?

The Riverside County Clerk-Recorder is responsible for issuing Temecula birth records. Interested persons can request the record in person, online or through the mail. Persons eligible to request certified copies of the record include:

  • The registrant;
  • The registrant’s parent or legal guardian;
  • The registrant’s child, grandparent, grandchild, sibling, spouse, or domestic partner;
  • A party entitled to receive the record by court order, or 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 another governmental agency, as provided by law, who is conducting official business;
  • An attorney representing the registrant or the registrant’s estate, or any person or agency empowered by statute or appointed by a court to act on behalf of the registrant or the registrant’s estate;
  • Any funeral director ordering certified copies of a death certificate on behalf of any individual specified in paragraphs (1) to (5), inclusive, of subdivision (a) of Section 7100 of the Health and Safety Code.

To obtain record copies online, visit the County Clerk’s website, select birth certificates, and follow through with the online application process. Persons requesting certified copies will be required to provide identity verification or provide a sworn statement and notarized certificate of acknowledgment before the order can be processed. Online requests attract a 2.28% credit or debit card fee and a $7.50 shipping fee.

To request Temecula birth records by mail, download, complete, and notarize the Application for Certified Copy of Birth Record. Send the completed form together with check or money order payment, and the applicant’s address to:

Riverside County Assessor-County Clerk-Recorder
P.O. Box 751
Riverside, CA 92502-0751

To make in-person requests, complete the online request procedure but set the payment method to “in office”. Applicants are to make sure they record their order number (it starts with SST). Persons are to then proceed to book an appointment at any of the recorder offices online. On the scheduled day, visit the selected office with payment and a government-issued ID (for certified copies). Payment can be made in cash, by money order, or by check payable to the County Recorder. A copy of a Temecula birth record costs $28.

Copies of Temecula birth records can also be received from the CDPH-VR. To make a request, fill out the Certified Copy of Birth Record form. Send the completed form and the appropriate payment by mail 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 Find Temecula Death Records?

The Riverside County Clerk-Recorder maintains and issues Temecula death records. Residents can request the record in person, online, or through the mail. The following persons are authorized to request certified copies of the record:

  • The parent;
  • A legal guardian of the registrant;
  • A party entitled to receive the record as a result of a court order, or an attorney or a licensed adoption agency seeking the record in order 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 another governmental agency, as provided by law, who is conducting official business;
  • A child, grandparent, grandchild, sibling, spouse, or domestic partner of the registrant;
  • An attorney representing the registrant or the registrant’s estate, or any person or agency empowered by statute or appointed by a court to act on behalf of the registrant or the registrant’s estate;
  • Any funeral director who orders certified copies of a death certificate on behalf of any individual specified in paragraphs (1) to (5), inclusive, of subdivision (a) of Section 7100 of the Health and Safety Code.

To obtain record copies online, interested persons should visit the County Clerk’s website, select death certificates, and make an application. Persons requesting certified copies will need complete identity verification or provide a sworn statement and notarized certificate of acknowledgment. Online requests attract a 2.28% credit or debit card fee as well as a $7.50 shipping fee.

To request Temecula death records by mail, download, complete, and notarize the Application for Certified Copy of Death Record. The completed form is to be mailed with payment (in check or money order), and the requestor’s address to:

Riverside County Assessor-County Clerk-Recorder
P.O. Box 751
Riverside, CA 92502-0751

To make in-person requests, complete the online application procedure but set the payment method to the “in-office” option. Then schedule an appointment at any of the records offices online. On the assigned day, appear at the selected office with payment and government-issued ID (for persons requesting certified copies). Payment options include credit card, check, money order, or cash. Temecula death records cost $21 per certified copy.

Temecula death records between 1905 to date are also available at the CDPH-VR Office. To request death records from CDPH-VR, complete and notarize the Form for Certified Copy of Death Record. Then send the form together with the required payment to:

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

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