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Shasta County Arrest, Court, and Public Records

Crime Numbers

Shasta County crime data are provided by the California Department of Justice under the Open Justice Initiative. The latest publication for the county shows that it recorded 1,163 violent crimes and 5,131 property crimes in 2018. Compared to 2014 crime numbers for the county, these figures represent a decline in both violent crime rate (8.8%) and property crime rate (10.1%).

On a closer look, Shasta County Part I crime reports for 2018 include 13 homicides, 137 rapes, 127 robberies, and 886 aggravated assaults. In the same year, there were 1,182 burglaries, 929 motor vehicle thefts, 3,020 larceny-thefts, and 53 arsons in the county. The most recent five-year crime trend indicates that the rates of homicide (62.5%), rape (23.4%), motor vehicle theft (7.6%), and arson (39.5%) went up in 2018. While other crime rates fell in the same period: robbery (25.7%), aggravated assault (10.1%), burglary (11.2%), and larceny-theft (14%).

Criminal Records

Criminal records for Shasta County are provided by the State Attorney General's Office. Individuals living in the county can request a copy of their own criminal history record by visiting a Live Scan office with the completed Form BCIA 8016RR (also provided in Spanish). A criminal history check costs $25; however, this processing fee is waived for some applicants. The Live Scan center may charge an additional fee for fingerprinting service.

When applying outside the state of California, complete the Form BCIA 8705 (also provided in Spanish) and visit a local law enforcement agency for fingerprinting service. Mail the application, rolled fingerprint card, and a certified check or money order for the fee, to:

California Department of Justice
Record Review Unit
P.O. Box 903417
Sacramento, CA 94203-4170
(916) 227-3849

Shasta County Sheriff's Office also provides local criminal history records. To obtain a copy of this record, complete this application form, attach a valid ID, and submit in person or by mail it to the Sheriff’s Office at:

300 Park Marina Circle
Redding, CA 96001
(530) 245-6025

For mail-in requests, enclose a rolled FD-258 fingerprint form with the name, date of birth and place of birth of the subject. The Records Unit of the Sheriff's Office is open to the public from Monday to Thursday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and on Fridays between 8:00 a.m. and 12:00 p.m. The processing fee for this local criminal history check is $25 payable with cash (for in-person request), money order, certified check, personal check, or cashier's check.

Police reports for Shasta County are provided by the Sheriff's Office and the various city, town, and borough Police Departments in the County. To obtain a report from the Sheriff's Office, complete the records request form and submit it to the Records Unit of the Sheriff's Office at the address above. For further questions, contact the records unit at (530) 245-6025. Police reports for the city of Redding, the county seat, are provided by the Redding Police Department. Requests are accepted by mail or in person at:

Redding Police Department
777 Cypress Avenue
Redding, CA, 96001
(530) 225-4200

The Redding Police Department customer service lobby is open to the public from Monday to Thursday between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. A copy of a police report costs 25 cents per page.

The California Sex and Arson Registry (CSAR) serves as the statewide repository for information on registered sex offenders living in every county of the state. This database is made available to the general public via the California Megan's Law website. To find a registered sex offender living in Shasta County, search the database by name or an address in the county. The search result returns a list of sex offenders residing in neighborhoods up to 10 miles of the searched address.

The Shasta County Jail, a 483-bed correctional facility, is the main detention center for the county. This high-security local detention facility is located at:

1655 West Street
Redding, CA 96001
(530) 245-6100

Family and friends can deposit money into an inmate's trust account for commissary purchases online or by calling (866) 345-1884. Visitors can also make deposits at the jail lobby kiosk by cash, card, and electronic transfers from a bank account. There is a maximum spending limit of $100 per week for each inmate.

Court Records

The Shasta County main court of trial is the Superior Court. The Superior Court is organized into criminal, civil, small claims, family, probate, juvenile, and traffic divisions. Below are the addresses and contact information of the courts in the county:

Shasta County Superior Court - Justice Center
1655 West Street
Redding, CA 96001
(530) 245-6789

Shasta County Superior Court - Juvenile Justice Center
2680 Radio Lane
Redding, CA 96001
(530) 245-6481

Shasta County Superior Court-Main Courthouse
1500 Court Street
Redding CA, 96001
(530) 245-6789 (Civil, Family Law, Probate, Small Claims)
(530) 245-6789 (Criminal, Traffic)
(530) 225-5449 (Juvenile Dependency)

The Shasta County court records are maintained by each court division. Electronic copies of these records are at the online case index system. Users can search for available court records by case, name, or date. To obtain a certified copy, contact the Superior Court Clerk’s office at the Main Courthouse.

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Vital Records

In Shasta County, copies of divorce decrees are available from the Shasta County Superior. Visit room 319 of the Main Courthouse of Shasta County Superior Court (address above) to request a certified copy of any divorce decree issued in the county. Each certified copy costs $15.

The public can also obtain a copy of the fact sheet of a divorce decree issued in Shasta County between 1962 and June 1984 from the California Department of Public Health – Vital Records (CDPH-VR). To request a Certificate of Divorce Record from the CDPH-VR, complete the application form and attach a money order or check for the processing fee of $14. Enclose a notarized sworn statement if requesting an authorized copy. Forward the request along with a self-addressed, pre-paid, certified envelope (optional) by mail to:

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

Certified copies of confidential marriage records for Shasta County are only available from the County Clerk's Office. The fee for a certified copy of a confidential marriage record is $15. Individuals who are parties to the marriage certificate can request a certified copy by calling or visiting the Clerk's Office at:

1643 Market Street
Redding, CA 96001
(530) 225-5730

For records of public marriages that occurred in Shasta County, contact the County Recorder by mail or visiting the office at:

1450 Court Street
Suite 208
Redding, CA 96001-1670
(530) 225-5678
(800) 479-8009 (toll free)

Enclose a completed application form and a check or money order for the processing fee of $15 in the mail-in request. Requests are processed within 5 working days after receipt of application.

The CDPH-VR also provides certified copies of Shasta County marriage records from July 1, 1905 to the present excluding ones from 2000 through 2008. When requesting a copy from the office, complete the application form and mail it with a check or money order for $15 as processing fee to the CDPH-VR address above.

The CDPH-VR also maintains birth and death records for Shasta County. It has records of births and deaths from 1905 to the present and provides copies of birth and death records at $25 and $21 each respectively. The public can obtain a certified copy of any these records from the CDPH-VR by completing a birth record application form or death record application form and sending it by mail as described above.

The Shasta County Recorder also provides birth and death records and charges $28 and $21 per copy respectively for them. To obtain any of these records, complete the application for a certified copy of birth record or death record, attach a check or money order for the fee and forward it to Shasta County Recorder's office at the address provided above.

Are Property Records Open to the Public in Shasta County?

Property records in Shasta County are considered public in accordance with the California Public Records Act. All persons who require these records for official or personal purposes may contact the Assessor's Office to inspect records or obtain copies after paying the required copy fees.

Where and How to Find Property Records in Shasta County?

The Shasta County Assessor's Office provides public access to copies of property records. The assessor produces records, including an assessment roll that contains the taxable values of real properties, personal properties, and all related improvements. The Assessor's Office also discovers, classifies, and appraises all properties, collating each one's ownership status, mailing address, and possible exemptions. All generated information is available to the public. Interested persons may submit mail and in-person requests to the address below:

Shasta County Assessor's Office
1450 Court Street
Suite 208A
Redding, CA 96001-1670
Phone: (530) 225-3600
Phone: (Toll-Free): (530) 225-5673
Fax: (530) 225-5673

How to Look Up Shasta County Property Records

Shasta County property records are accessible online through the Public Web Self Service provided by the Recorder's Office. Records are updated every night, from Monday to Friday. Interested persons may find records by providing the owner's name, document type, document number, or book and page numbers. The requestor can also input the recording date range or conduct a map search.

The platform lets interested parties purchase official plain or certified copies online. Each record costs $3.50 for the first page, $1.50 for each extra page of the same record, and a certification fee of $2.50 per document If required. The first sheet of a map copy costs $4 and $2.50 for each extra sheet of the same book/page. For payment, requestors should visit the Recorder's Office or call (530) 225-5671 with credit card information. Online payments are unavailable.

Alternatively, online records are available via the online assessment inquiry. Depending on the property, users may search by providing an assessment number, fee parcel, boat CF number, and aircraft tail number. In the assessment number field, searchers may also use the book, book-page, book-page-page block, and the book-page-page-block-parcel numbers. Users should note that the leading zeros are required when searching books 001-009.

Location of Shasta County Property Assessors

Shasta County Assessor's Office
1450 Court Street
Suite 208A
Redding, CA 96001-1670
Phone: (530) 225-3600
Phone: (Toll Free): (530) 225-5673
Fax: (530) 225-5673