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Sacramento County Arrest, Court, and Public Records

What are Sacramento County Arrest Records?

Sacramento County arrest records refer to official documents that contain information on local arrests. Arrest records may include the arrestee’s data, such as their full name, physical descriptions, and mugshot. These records also have arrest warrants, information on the arresting officer and agency, and the arrest’s time and location. Arrest records are also Sacramento public records. However, Sacramento arrest records are not criminal records and cannot stand as proof of an individual’s wrongdoing. The Sheriff’s Department keeps Sacramento arrest records and makes them available to the public.

How Do I Get Sacramento County Police Reports?

To get Sacramento County police reports, interested individuals can query the Sheriff’s Department’s Open Public Records web portal. To obtain a record, researchers must provide accurate information about it, including the name of the document, its creation date, or the date range. Requesters must also provide some personal information, such as a full name, email, address, and company name.

Interested individuals can also request arrest reports from the Sheriff’s Department in-person (8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. from Monday to Friday) or mailing a record request to the following address:

Sheriff’s Department
Records and Warrants Office
711 G Street
Sacramento, CA 95814
Phone: (916) 874-5383

Crime Statistics

Law enforcement agencies in Sacramento County collate crime reports and submit them to the Federal Bureau of Investigation. In 2018, the last year with a complete record, the FBI showed that crime in Sacramento County had declined. There were 10,260 reported incidences of crime in Sacramento County that year. Of those incidents, there were 2,351 violent crimes and 7,909 property crimes. Compared to 2015 figures, the overall crime rate in Sacramento County fell by 33% over three years.

Aggravated assault was the most common violent crime with 1,511 cases in 2018. Robberies came second with 617 incidents, followed by rape and murder with 195 and 28 reported cases. There were 5,586 cases of theft in Sacramento County in 2018. Burglaries were the second most frequent property crime with 2,119 reported cases, while there were 204 auto thefts and 75 cases of arson.

What are Sacramento County Criminal Records?

Sacramento County criminal records are official documents that provide information on a convicted criminal’s illegal history with the county. Local law enforcement agencies create these records with input from the courts and correctional facilities. Criminal records include arrest reports, charges from the district attorney’s office, court proceedings, judgments and sentencing, and incarceration information. Criminal records are Sacramento public records, and the Superior Court maintains and makes them available upon request.

How Do I Get Sacramento County Criminal Records?

Individuals interested in obtaining criminal records in Sacramento County can query the official Public Case Access System. To search for criminal records by name, users on the portal must create an account and purchase credits to search for desired documents. The fee breakdown for credit purchases is below:

  • $1 for one name search
  • $3 for five name searches
  • $25 for 75 name searches
  • $250 for 30 consecutive days of unlimited name searches
  • $2,500 for 365 straight days of unlimited name searches.

Individuals can also obtain criminal records by submitting a written request or completing a Criminal Records Copy Request Form and mailing it with a money order for the specified fee to the address below:

Sacramento Superior Court
Attention: Criminal Correspondence Unit
720 9th Street
Room 101
Sacramento, CA 95814

How to Find Sacramento County Sex Offender Information

The California Department of Justice keeps and updates a statewide registry of sex offenders. This registry is available for public access on the state’s Megan’s Law website. Visitors can search for sex offenders by name and address. For a comprehensive list of registered sex offenders in Sacramento County, researchers can navigate the search page and select Sacramento from the County drop-down menu. According to the 1996 Penal Code § 290.46, the search also returns results for transient offenders currently living in Sacramento County.

How do I Visit an Inmate in Sacramento County Jail?

Anyone who wishes to visit an inmate in Sacramento County Jail must call the jail administration to confirm that the desired inmate can receive visitors. Each inmate is permitted to receive two 45-minute visits per week, Sunday through Saturday, per the following visitation schedule:

Morning and Afternoon Visits: 7:30 a.m., 8:30 a.m., 9:30 a.m., 11:30 a.m., 12:30 p.m., 1:30 p.m., and 2:30 p.m..

Evening Visits: 4:30 p.m., 5:30 p.m., 7:30 p.m., 8:30 p.m., and 9:30 PM

Inmates can receive only three visitors per session - including infants and children - and visitors can see only one inmate per visit. All visitors must present valid identification to enter the facility and see inmates on a “first come, first served” basis, time and space permitting. Visitors must leave all accessories outside the facility and cannot bring anything into the visiting area other than identification, keys, and a small wallet. All visitors are subject to search and metal detection scans.

Where and How to Find Sacramento County Inmate Information?

Individuals interested in finding Sacramento County inmate information can use the inmate lookup tool on the Sacramento Sheriff’s website. Users can search for inmates by name or x-ref number. Results returned will provide the inmate’s full name, mugshot, physical descriptors, and sentencing information. Individuals can also submit a request for inmate information in person or by mail to the Sacramento County Jail at the following address:

Sacramento County Jail
651 I Street,
Sacramento, CA 95814

Statewide, enquirers can also find inmates using the prison inmate locator search on the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation website.

What are Sacramento County Court Records?

Sacramento County court records are official documents that detail proceedings related to specific court cases. Court records fall under Sacramento County public records, and the Superior Court provides the public with electronic access to all cases tried at its courts. These include criminal, civil, family law, small claims, and traffic courts. The Public Case Access System allows anyone to search for cases by name, case number, and filing date. Searching and downloading court records through this online system attract specific fees. However, those visiting the court and accessing documents through the various public access information kiosks on site do not have to pay for searches.

Besides using the online Public Case Access System, enquirers can submit written requests with the case numbers of the desired records to the following address:

Sacramento Superior Court
Attention: Criminal Correspondence Unit
720 9th Street
Room 101
Sacramento, CA 95814

The application should include a check or money order for copy fees payable to the Sacramento Superior Court. Helpful information such as the names, social security numbers, dates of birth, etc. of the parties involved should accompany requests without case numbers. The court keeps records of cases heard in 1989 to date. For older documents, interested individuals can search the public microfiche at the Criminal Records Unit of the Gordon D. Schabel Sacramento County Courthouse. The office is open from Monday to Friday between 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Its phone number is (916) 814-5522.

The court charges 50 cents per page for copies and $25 for certification and $50 for exemplification. There’s also a $15 fee for record searches that take longer than 10 minutes. Court-ordered document authentication attracts a cost of $15 while there’s a $1 per page charge for comparing a copy to an original file.

Location of all Courts in Sacramento County

Sacramento County, California has five Superior Courts

Sacramento County Superior Court - Carol Miller Justice Center
301 Bicentennial Circle
Sacramento, CA 95826
Phone: (916) 875-7746
Phone: (916) 875-7800

Sacramento County Superior Court - Gordon D. Schaber Sacramento County Courthouse
720 9th Street
Sacramento, CA 95814
Phone: (916) 874-5522
Phone: (916) 874-5744

Sacramento County Superior Court - Juvenile Courthouse
9605 Kiefer Boulevard
Sacramento, CA 95827
Phone: (916) 876-7753

Sacramento County Superior Court - Lorenzo Patino Hall of Justice
651 I Street
Sacramento, CA 95814
Phone: (916) 874-6936

Sacramento County Superior Court - William R. Ridgeway Family Relations Courthouse
3341 Power Inn Road
Sacramento, CA 95826
Phone: (916) 875-3400

Where and How to Get Sacramento County Property Records

The Sacramento County Assessor’s Office generates property records and makes them available to the public. Individuals interested in obtaining them can query the self-service public information computers at the Assessors office. The address is below:

Sacramento County Assessor
3701 Power Inn Road
Suite 3000
Sacramento, CA 95826-4329
Phone: (916) 875-0700

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What are Sacramento County Vital Records?

Sacramento County vital records are official documents that mark important life events. These include records of marriage and divorce, birth certificates, and death certificates. In California, most vital records are in the public domain. However, only the individual named on the form, family members, or legal representatives may obtain certified copies of vital records. In Sacramento County, the County Clerk and Recorder’s office is responsible for providing vital records to interested individuals. Statewide, individuals can obtain vital records from the California Department of Public Health.

Where and How to Get Sacramento County Divorce Records?

In Sacramento County, the Superior Court conducts divorces and makes divorce records available to requesters. To obtain a divorce record, interested individuals can complete a public file request, in-person, at the William R. Ridgeway Family Relations Courthouse. Requesters must provide the court with a valid state or federally issued photo identification and copy the record using the public copy machines. Divorce records cost $15.00 per certified document, plus a standard copy fee of 50 cents per page. Interested individuals can also obtain Sacramento County divorce court records by completing a Request for Copies of Family Law Records, attaching the fees, and mailing the Family Law Correspondence Clerk at:

Sacramento County Superior Court - William R. Ridgeway Family Relations Courthouse
3341 Power Inn Road,
Sacramento, CA 95826

Where and How to Get Sacramento County Marriage Records?

The Sacramento County Clerk and Recorder’s Office maintains and provides public access to records of marriage licenses issued in Sacramento County since 1850. To obtain a marriage record, individuals must visit any of the County offices and fill out an application form. The fee is $15 per copy, and individuals requesting authorized certificates must provide a valid photo ID to prove eligibility. Interested individuals can also fill out an application form and mail it, along with the required fee, to the address below:

Sacramento County Clerk/Recorder
P.O. Box 839
Sacramento, CA 95812-0839

Where and How to Get Sacramento County Birth Records?

Birth records for Sacramento County are available at the Vital Records Section of the county’s Department of Health Services at the following address:

7001 A East Parkway
Suite 650
Sacramento, CA
Phone: (916) 875-5345

The office opens from Monday to Friday between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. Obtaining a certified birth certificate from Sacramento County Vital Records costs $28 ($19 for government birth certification). The Vital Records office only accepts cash and checks.

Birth records are also available from the California Department of Public Health’s Vital Records for the same fees. To obtain records, interested individuals can visit their website to download the appropriate form. Once completed, requesters can send the form and a check or money order for the fees to:

In-person

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

Mailing submissions

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

Where and How to Get Sacramento County Death Records?

Death records for Sacramento County are available at the Vital Records Section of the county’s Department of Health Services at the following address:

7001 A East Parkway
Suite 650
Sacramento, CA
Phone: (916) 875-5345

The office opens from Monday to Friday between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. It charges $21 for certified and government death certificates and $18 for a certified fetal death certificate. The Vital Records office only accepts cash and checks.

These records are also available from the California Department of Public Health’s Vital Records for the same fees. To obtain records, interested individuals can visit their website to download the appropriate form. Once completed, requesters can send the form and a check or money order for the fees to:

In-person

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

Mailing submissions

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

Are Property Records Open to the Public in Sacramento County?

Per the California Public Records Act, most Sacramento County property records are open to the public and available for inspection. Some details, such as ownership information, may be confidential. Anyone interested in obtaining Sacramento County property records may request them from the appropriate custodians in person, by telephone, or written request.

Where and How to Find Property Records in Sacramento County

The Sacramento County Assessor bears the responsibility of storing property records, indexing them, and making them available for inspection and copying. The agency provides the public with online and offline access to parcel details, including their assessed values and building characteristics. Interested persons may freely obtain this information online or at the Assessor’s Office’s self-service computers, available from Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Researchers may also order copies of property records from the Assessor’s Office in person, telephone, or mail. To request property records by phone or email, requesters must provide the property address or parcel number.

Assessor’s Office
3701 Power Inn Road,
Suite 3000,
Sacramento, CA
Phone: (916) 875-0700

How to Look Up Sacramento County Property Records

The Sacramento County Assessor’s Office provides the public with online access to parcel details, including (but not limited to) the following information:

  1. Secured and unsecured assessment rolls
  2. Assessor's parcel number
  3. Property address
  4. Mailing address
  5. Assessed values
  6. Exemption values
  7. Tax rate area code

This information is available for both limited residential and commercial buildings registered from January 2, 1980, to the current date. Parcel details obtained through the online portal do not contain ownership information. Individuals interested in securing ownership information for a property must contact the Assessor’s Office.

Assessor’s Office
3701 Power Inn Road,
Suite 3000,
Sacramento, CA
Phone: (916) 875-0700

Location of Sacramento County Township Property Assessors

Assessor’s Office
3701 Power Inn Road,
Suite 3000,
Sacramento, CA
Phone: (916) 875-0700