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Tuolumne County Arrest, Court, and Public Records

What are Tuolumne County Public Records?

Tuolumne County Public Records are official documents that are created and maintained by public agencies. The records include information about the activities carried out by a government official or agency. The California Open Records Act stipulates that all records filed and kept by officials of Tuolumne County are meant to be opened to the public. Therefore, the public has the right to request, examine, and obtain copies of the records. Nonetheless, some public records are not accessible and open to the public. The exemptions to these records are mostly as stipulated by the law. The exempted record includes; the juvenile record, some medical information, and specific financial details. Apart from the law exempting some records from public perusal, the court can also restrict some records, either because the records have been sealed or there is a need to protect the identity of a record holder.

Tuolumne County Crime Statistics

The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) maintains uniform crime statistics compiled from various law enforcement agencies. According to the 2019 report, Tuolumne County had zero murders, 6 robberies, 6 rapes, and 14 aggravated assaults, a total of 26 violent crimes. Also, there were 69 burglaries, 180 thefts, 20 motor vehicle thefts, and 4 arson cases, totaling 325 property crimes.

Are Tuolumne County Criminal Records Public?

Tuolumne County Criminal Records are partial public records based on the California Public Records Act. However, there are exemptions to the criminal records as stipulated by the law. If a record of interest falls under this exemption, such access request will not be granted. Therefore, an interested person can go to the county sheriff to access criminal records that are permitted. Requestors authorized to obtain access to these records include some employers of labor for related purposes and other agents/agencies listed in the California law. In order to obtain access to partial criminal records in California, requesters must typically provide the following information:

  • The record subject's name, unless the subject is a juvenile.
  • The record subject's last known location, including cities, counties, and states.

The DOJ has initiated a live scan form and fingerprinting services for requesters that require completed copies of criminal records of the English or Spanish format. Requesters should note that fingerprinting services cost varying fees separate from the DOJ's request fees. Requesters who are having trouble submitting requests or obtaining fingerprinting services should contact the DOJ's Record Review Unit at (916) 227-3849. Completed requests should be sent to:

California Department of Justice
Bureau of Criminal Identification and Analysis
Record Review and Challenge Section
P.O. Box 160207
Sacramento, CA 95816-0207

How to Obtain Tuolumne County Police Reports and Arrest Records?

The Tuolumne County Sheriff's Office maintains arrest records and police records and provides copies to interested persons. Interested parties can obtain copies of a police report and arrest record by mail, personal visitation, or by placing a request online. Requesters should complete the form with the date and time of occurrence, type of report, location of the incident, and the requestor’s contact details. A fee for obtaining a copy of records – minimum charge is $.10 per page. Voluminous requests or case reports will require a $25.00 deposit and be charged based on staff time for production. Persons requesting by mail or in-person should also provide these details mentioned with their submissions. All requests should be submitted to the;

Tuolumne County Sheriff's Office
28 North Lower Sunset Drive
Sonora, CA 95370
Phone: (209) 533-5855
Fax: (209) 533-5831
Email: sheriff@tuolumnecounty.ca.gov

How to Find Tuolumne County Sex Offender Information?

Tuolumne County sex offender records are available online via the California Megan's Law Website provided by the California Department of Justice (DOJ). Interested persons can search the online database to view names, locations, and the nature of the sex offences committed by registered sex offenders. The public can find out where the sex offender works and the school attended. Also, when a registered sex offender moves to a new location. By signing up through the Sheriff's Office link for the sexual offender email alert, citizens will receive email notifications of any sexual predator living within one mile of each registered address.

Where and How to Find Tuolumne County Inmate Information?

Tuolumne County Sheriff Office provides a record of all inmates and oversees the operations of the jail. Interested persons can get information through the inmate search. Interested parties may also contact the county jail for more information:

Tuolumne County Jail
175 Yaney Avenue
Sonora, CA 95370
Phone: (209) 216-4111

An alternative way of finding a Tuolumne county inmate is to conduct the search at the state online. A requester can use the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation public Inmate Locator system to get inmate information. Record seekers may provide the inmate's last name, first name or CDCR number.

How Do I Visit an Inmate in Tuolumne County Jail?

The Tuolumne County Sheriff Department provides on-site and video visitation options. In-person visits to the jail are conducted behind glass partitioned doors. Tuolumne County Jail employs Securus Video Connect for remote inmate video visitation from a home computer or other devices, regardless of location. The costs vary and are subject to change, but generally, visiting fees range from $5 to $15 for a 15-minute to 30-minute online or on-site video visit. Visitation hours at the Tuolumne County Jail are subject to change. Inmates must notify their visitors of any changes in their visitation status. Interested persons may contact the jail at:

Tuolumne County Jail
175 Yaney Avenue
Sonora, CA 95370

Members of the public over the age of 18 years that are not on felony probation or have one court case and can produce a valid government-issued photo ID can be approved to visit an inmate in Tuolumne County Jail. Visitors less than 18 years of age will be accompanied by a guardian or parents. All visitors must be scheduled in advance.

Visitation hours are Mondays to Sunday between 8:00 am to 6:00 pm, and are allowed two visitors per day. Visitors are advised to visit during weekdays as weekends are always busy for inmates. Visitors should note that Tuolumne County Jail staff will deny entry under the following conditions:

  • Visitors who cannot produce an acceptable ID.
  • Visitors who falsify identifying information.
  • Visitors appear to be intoxicated by alcohol.
  • Visitors who are not on the inmate visitors list

Phone: (888) 243-9939

Court Records

In Tuolumne County, the superior court is in charge of all the courts in California. Tuolumne County has a unified court system, so all court proceedings are conducted in Superior Courts. Superior Courts are organized into court divisions based on case type. Divisions within a Superior Court include; civil, criminal, family, probate, juvenile, traffic, and small claims.

Below are the locations of the courts in Tuolumne county, each of which has a system of maintaining the files of all cases tried therein. An interested person can find a court record of interest in any of the addresses below:

Tuolumne County Superior Court
60 North Washington Street
Sonora, CA 95370
Phone: (209) 533-5563
Fax: (209) 533-5581

Tuolumne County Superior Court
41 West Yaney Avenue
Sonora, CA 95370
Phone: (209) 533-5555
Fax: (209) 533-6616

Are Tuolumne County Court Records Public?

According to the California Public Record Act, court records are regarded as public records since the records are created and kept by a government agency. Although some court records may contain some personal information that will be an infringement on the rights of the record holders if the public could view it. Such records are usually exempted by the statute of limitation in California.

Records that are not exempted by the law but contain personal information the court orders can either put a restriction on the limit of information that will be available to the public or put a restriction on the entire documents. More so, if a document has been sealed or expunged in Tuolumne county, no member of the public can access such a document. Court records are documented and kept by the office of the clerk of the superior court. Interested persons can check for these records by visiting or sending a mail to the office of the clerk of superior court to request access to the record of interest.

How to Obtain Tuolumne County Civil Court Case Records?

The Civil Division of the superior court of Tuolumne County is in charge of creating and maintaining records of all cases of the dispute brought before the judge in the county. Any interested resident of the county can make a request at the office of the clerk of the superior court or at the office of the county's recorder. An interested person can check online for a civil court case record of interest.

However, note that once a request is denied, it simply means that the record of interest is either restricted by the statutory limitation or court order. Also, a civil case record can be sealed or expunged and by implication, inaccessible to the general public. An interested person can check for a civil court case record at the addresses below:

Historic Courthouse
41 West Yaney Avenue
Sonora, CA 95370
Phone: (209) 533-5555
Fax: (209) 533-6616

How to Obtain Tuolumne County Criminal Court Records?

Criminal records are the documentation of court proceedings in a trial court in Tuolumne county. To obtain criminal court records in the county, requesters can either send a mail or visit the office of the clerks of superior in the county. A requester will be granted access to any criminal record of interest as long as such record is not exempted from public access by the law or by a court order. Requesters should note that once public record access is denied, there are no other means of getting that record except by seeking a court injunction.

At the state level, it is possible to obtain Tuolumne criminal court records at the California state court online.

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What are Tuolumne County Vital Records?

Vital records in Tuolumne county are the documentation of information that is considered to be sensitive. These records contain information about a life event. Vital records include;

  • Birth certificate
  • Marriage certificates and licenses
  • Divorce decrees
  • Death certificates

Vital records are open to the public. However, certified copies are only available to authorized parties such as the legal guardians, immediate family members, the named registrant, or any party with written authorization. An archive of vital records of Tuolumne County is maintained through the office of the county recorder. At the state level, the department of public health also maintains a central repository of vital records.

Where and How to Get Tuolumne County Divorce Records?

In Tuolumne County, divorce records can be obtained in person or via mail by submitting a request to the California Department of Public Health. The California Department of Public Health can only provide Certificate of Record, which includes the names of the parties, the filing date, the county where the divorce was filed, and the divorce case number. Copies of the certifieddivorce copies can only be obtained from the Superior Court in the county where the divorce took place. Requesters must send a completed Application for Certified Copy of Divorce Records to:

California Department of Public Health
Vital Records – MS 5103
Sacramento, CA 95899-7410

The cost of obtaining a certificate of the divorce record is $14. Divorce records in Tuolumne County are public. However, there are instances where divorce records may be sealed from the public. Requesters may not obtain sensitive information such as; financial account numbers, social security numbers, victims of domestic violence or child abuse and proprietary business information.

Where and How to Get Tuolumne County Marriage Records?

In Tuolumne County, there are two types of marriage records, which are public and confidential marriage records. The Public Marriage Records can be obtained from the California Department of Public Health that occurred from 1905 - 2001 and 2010 to the present. For all other years, the County Recorder Office handles the records in the county where the event occurred. In order to obtain a marriage record by mail, interested parties must fill out an Application for Certified Copy of Marriage Record to the following address;

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

Tuolumne County Recorder
2 South Green Street
Sonora, CA 95370
Office (209) 533-5531
Fax: (209) 533-6543

The requester will provide the following information in person to obtain a marriage certificate:

  • The bride's full name at the time of marriage
  • The groom's name
  • The marriage date
  • If applicable, the complete address to which the copy will be mailed
  • A signed, sworn statement with a notary acknowledgement.

The cost of obtaining a certificate of the marriage record is $15. Marriage records in Tuolumne County are public. However, sensitive information is restricted from the public. Confidential marriage records are only available to the parties to the marriage and can be obtained from the county clerk of the county where the license was issued.

Where and How to Get Tuolumne County Birth Records?

Tuolumne County Department of Public Health has maintained birth records in the county since July 1905. However, for earlier records, the County Recorder Office handles the records in the county where the event occurred. These agencies typically make available public birth records information to the general public upon request. To obtain birth records, an interested person can get birth records by mail by submitting an Application for Certified Copy of Birth Record Forms to the California Department of Public Health. Also, the requester can also obtain copies of birth records in-person by visiting the office of the state's Department of Public Health or the Recorder County Office at;

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

Tuolumne County Recorder
2 South Green Street
Sonora, CA 95370
Office (209) 533-5531
Fax: (209) 533-6543

The requester will provide the following information when requesting information in person:

  • The full name of the child
  • The child's place of birth
  • The mother's full MAIDEN name
  • The father's full name (if on the certificate)
  • If applicable, the complete address to which the copy will be mailed
  • A signed, sworn statement, with Notary Acknowledgment.

The cost of obtaining a birth record is $25. Tuolumne County health department offices are open from Monday through Friday, 8:00 am to 2:00 pm. A requester can obtain the birth certificate within the specified timeline.

Where and How to Get Tuolumne County Death Records?

Tuolumne County Department of Public Health has maintained death records in the county since July 1905. However, for earlier records, the County Recorder Office handles the records in the county where the event occurred. To obtain death records, an interested person can get death records by mail by submitting an Application for Certified Copy of Death Record Forms to the California Department of Public Health. Also, the requester can also obtain copies of death records in-person by visiting the office of the state's Department of Public Health or the Recorder County Office at;

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

Tuolumne County Recorder
2 South Green Street
Sonora, CA 95370
Phone: (209) 533-5531
Fax: (209) 533-6543

The agencies typically make available public death records information to the general public upon request. The requester will provide the following information when requesting information in person:

  • At the time of death, the deceased's full name
  • The death date
  • The place of death, if known
  • The deceased's date of birth
  • If applicable, the complete address to which the copy will be mailed
  • A signed, sworn statement with a notary acknowledgement

The cost of obtaining a certificate of the death record is $21. Tuolumne County health department offices are open from Monday through Friday, 8:00 am to 2:00 pm. A requester can obtain the birth certificate within the specified timeline.