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San Benito County Arrest, Court, and Public Records

What are San Benito County Arrest Records?

San Benito arrest records are documents are records of arrests of individuals by the San Benito Sheriff’s Office. To obtain copies of arrest records submit requests to the Sheriff’s Office. These contain only records of arrests for crimes committed in San Benito County. For statewide arrest records the Department of Justice should be contacted.

Crime Statistics

According to the 2017 FBI Uniform Crime Report (UCR), San Benito County suffered a total of 51 violent crimes comprising of 1 murder, 10 rapes, 6 robberies, and 34 aggravated assaults. There were also a total of 145 property crimes recorded; 50 burglaries, 80 larceny-thefts, 14 motor vehicle thefts, and 1 arson.

Comparing 2018 trends there was a 0% increase in violent crimes. While there increase in rates of robbery (+33.3%) and aggravated assaults (+14.7%) murder (-100%) and rape (-60%) rates fell. Property crime reports increased by +4.8% with burglaries (+24%) and larceny-thefts (+3.8%) rising, while motor vehicle thefts (-50%) and arson (-100%) dropping.

What are San Benito County Criminal Records?

Criminal records are documents that detail a person’s criminal history. San Benito County criminal records are logged by the San Benito Sheriff’s Office. They are preserved by the Department of Justice who makes them available on request. However, in the State of California, criminal records are not considered as public records and not readily available for third party requests.

How Do I Get San Benito County Criminal Records?

San Benito criminal records can be accessed from the State of California Department of Justice where the records are maintained. Individuals can request their criminal records for personal review by filling the Form BCIA 8016RR, submitting fingerprint images, and pay a processing fee of $25.00. Fingerprinting services are available from the Sheriff’s Office.

Mail the completed form, copy of fingerprints, and the complete payment to;

California Department of Justice
Record Review Unit
P.O. Box 903417
Sacramento, CA 94203-4170

How to Find San Benito County Sex Offender Information

In the state of California, the Megan’s Law Database of Sex Offenders provides detailed information on sex offenders registered in the state. Sex offender information and can be accessed at the Sheriff’s Office in person. Persons requesting access must be 18 years or older and must provide valid identification and complete a questionnaire to view the database. The Megan’s Law database is maintained by the Department of Justice.

How Do I Visit an Inmate in San Benito County Jail?

All physical and virtual visits to San Benito County Jail must be scheduled online, and visitors are expected to arrive 15 minutes before the scheduled time. Canceled visits will result in the inmate forfeiting visitation for the week, and any visitor that cancels up to three times will be deleted from the visitation list. San Benito County Jail only permits two adults or one adult and two children per visit. Adults visiting the facility are to come along with valid photo identification. Minor visitors are to be escorted by their parents or guardian who will be asked to present the birth certificate or court papers as the case may be. The San Benito County Jail can be contacted for the visitation schedule at;

San Benito County Jail
710 Flynn Road
Hollister, CA 95024

Where and How to Find San Benito County Inmate Information

San Benito County inmate information can be found online via the webpage of the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR). Access to inmates’ details is granted to interested persons by providing the CDCR number or inmate’s last name on the Public Inmate Locator System. This system showcases the address, sentence, and release date of detainees within the county. The California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) can also be contacted on (916) 324-7308.

What are San Benito County Court Records?

San Benito court records are a compilation of information generated from court processes in San Benito County. These include judgments, appeals, court proceedings, and transcripts. Court records are maintained by the San Benito County Clerk’s office.

Location of All Courts in San Benito County

San Benito County Superior Court
450 4th Street,
Hollister, CA 95023
Phone: (831) 636-4057
Fax: (831) 636-2046

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What are San Benito County Vital Records

San Benito County vital records are official documents that preserve significant events of people’s lives, such as marriage, birth, death, and divorce. In the County of San Benito, vital records are maintained by the County Clerk and the San Benito County Health and Human Services Agency. Certified copies of vital records can be received by the registrants, their legal representatives, close relatives, and court-authorized persons. Eligible applicants must present a valid photo ID and pay the required fee.

Where and How to Get San Benito County Divorce Records

San Benito divorce records are available on request from the California Department of Public Health, through the Vital Records Division. Certified copies are available for $14.00 each. To obtain a copy, complete an application form and make payment in cash or money order.

Record requests should consist of completed forms, checks or money orders of the fee, and copies of valid IDs.

Mail requests are sent to:

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

In-person requests are made at:

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

Where and How to Get San Benito County Marriage Records

San Benito marriage records can be retrieved from the San Benito County Clerk’s office in person, online or via mail. Only the named persons on the certificate, their immediate family members, and legal guardians are eligible to receive San Benito marriage records.

To receive certified copies, eligible individuals return with a completed application form with copies of valid IDs and pay a fee of $11. For walk-in requests, contact the County Clerk of San Benito;

County of San Benito
Office of the Clerk
440 Fifth Street,
Second Floor, Room 206
Hollister, CA 95023

Where and How to Get San Benito County Birth Records

San Benito County birth records can be accessed from the vital records office of the San Benito County Health and Human Services Agency. Certified copies of birth records are available for in-person requests. To obtain a certified record copy, complete an application form, and submit it along with a copy of a valid photo ID and the $25.00 fee. In-person requests are payable by cash only.

The San Benito County Clerk also maintains birth records for the county. Complete the application form and mail it to;

County of San Benito
Office of the Clerk
440 Fifth Street,
Second Floor, Room 206
Hollister, CA 95023

Where and How to Get San Benito County Death Records

San Benito County death records are available from the office of the San Benito Clerk’s office. There is a fee of $21 per copy of a certified death record. Enclose a completed application form and mail it with the complete payment and a copy of valid photo ID. Alternatively, take it to the Clerk’s Office in person.

Requests for record copies are made at:

County of San Benito
Office of the Clerk
440 Fifth Street,
Second Floor, Room 206
Hollister, CA 95023

Interested individuals can also visit the office of the San Benito County Health and Human Services Agency or call the telephone number (831) 637-5367 to request copies of death records.