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Ventura County Arrest, Court, and Public Records

What are Ventura County Arrest Records?

Ventura County arrest records are official documents that have details about persons apprehended based on suspicion of criminal activity. Arrest records are part of Ventura public records, They also contain information about the circumstances that led to apprehension, as well as arrest rate within the county. Ventura County arrest records are within the authority and administration of the Ventura County Sheriff’s Office. To get copies of the county’s arrest records are at:

Ventura County Sheriff’s Office
610 Spring Road
Moorpark, CA 93021
Phone: (805) 532-2700

Ventura County Sheriff - East Valley Station
2101 E. Olsen Road
Thousand Oaks, CA 91360
(805) 494-8208

Crime Statistics

Law enforcement agencies in California, including the Ventura County Sheriff’s Office, submit crime data to the California Department of Justice. This is in accordance with the mandates of the Federal Unified Crime Reporting (UCR) Program. The data submitted showed that there were 6,287 felony arrests and 24,989 misdemeanor arrests in Ventura County in 2017, the last year with a complete record. Compared to 2016 figures, the felony arrest rate dipped by 3.6% while misdemeanor arrests grew by 1.4%.

The 2017 crime statistics for Ventura County show that there were 2,239 violent crimes, 15,985 property crimes, and 110 cases of arson. A detailed breakdown of these categories reveals that there were 26 homicides, 270 rapes, 730 robberies, 1,213 aggravated assaults, 2,612 burglaries, 1,609 motor vehicle thefts, and 11,764 larcenies. These figures show that there were lower incidences of homicide (16.1%), burglary (10.2%), motor vehicle theft (2.48%), larceny (0.8%), and arson (2.7%) while rape (0.4%), robbery (0.7%), and aggravated assault (3.9%) recorded higher incidences.

What are Ventura County Criminal Records?

Ventura County criminal records are official files documenting information about the criminal history and activities of persons within the county. Ventura County criminal records are also called rap sheets. It contains the record’s subject details, arrest reports, indictments, convictions, and sentences. The California Department of Justice is the main repository for criminal background checks and records for the counties in California. Individuals can get copies of their own criminal records only. It is only law enforcement agencies and employers that can carry out background checks for residents of the state.

How Do I Get Ventura County Criminal Records?

To get your own criminal record, Ventura County residents can fill out the Live Scan Form (also in Spanish). Select and write “Record Review” in the section for “Type of Application” and “Reason for Application”. Take the filled-out form to the Ventura County Sheriff’s Office, its East Valley Station, or any of the other Live Scan Locations in Ventura County for fingerprinting. The Sheriff’s Office provides fingerprint scan services from Monday to Friday between 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Interested persons are to call in to make an appointment. This service costs $10. Pay for this service with cash, check, credit or debit card, or money order. The addresses of the Sheriff’s Office is below:

Ventura County Sheriff’s Office
610 Spring Road
Moorpark, CA 93021
Phone: (805) 532-2700

Ventura County Sheriff - East Valley Station
2101 East Olsen Road
Thousand Oaks, CA 91360
(805) 494-8208

Note that DOJ/FBI fees will apply depending on the type of background check requested.

How to Find Ventura County Sex Offender Information?

The California Department of Justice has a Sex Offender Tracking Program that maintains a list of registered sex offenders living in the various counties of the state. In accordance with the state’s Megan Law, this database of sex offenders is publicly available online. Visitors to the website can search for individual sex offenders by name or pull a map indicating sex offenders’ addresses in their neighborhoods. For a list of all registered sex offenders living in Ventura County, use the advanced search tool and select Ventura from the County drop-down menu.

How Do I Visit an Inmate in Ventura County Jail?

Ventura County has three jail facilities, namely East County Jail, Pre-Trial Detention Facility, and Todd Road Jail. Persons are allowed to visit pre-trial inmates at the East County Jail between the hours of 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. from Monday to Friday. As for housed inmates at the East County Jail, visiting hours are between 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m from Monday to Friday and 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. from Saturday and Sunday. To visit an inmate at the East Valley Jail, call (805) 494-8242.

Interested persons should check visiting information for either of the other two jail centers they intend to visit:

Below are the location and contact information of the three jail facilities in Ventura County, California:

East County Jail
East County Patrol Station
2101 East Olsen Road
Thousand Oaks, CA 91360

Ventura County Pre-Trial Detention Facility
800 South Victoria Avenue
Ventura, CA 93009
(805) 654-3335

Todd Road Jail Facility
600 Todd Road
Santa Paula, CA 93060
(805) 933-8501

Where and How to Find Ventura County Inmate Information?

The Ventura County Sheriff’s Office keeps all inmate records for individuals in all of the county’s jails. It provides a helpful inmate locator on its website. Visitors can search for inmates by name and booking number. The Sheriff’s Office also makes provisions on the website for sending emails to inmates.

What are Ventura County Court Records?

All court records for Ventura County are maintained by the Records Department of the Superior Court of California in Ventura County. The records clerk provides public access to civil, criminal, family, small claims, and traffic court records at:

Ventura Courthouse
Superior Court Records
Hall of Justice

800 South Victoria Avenue
Room 218
Ventura, CA 93009
(805) 289-8668

For small claims cases heard at the East County Courthouse, visit:

Superior Court Records - East County
3855-F Alamo Street
Simi Valley, CA 93063-2110
(805) 289-8668

Records for juvenile and probate cases as well as guardianship and adoption hearings are available at the Juvenile Courthouse located at:

Superior Court Records
4353 Vineyard Avenue
Oxnard, CA 93036
(805) 289-8668

To view case files, the records clerk requires a valid picture identification. Individuals can search for records themselves by using the public access computer terminals in the lobbies of rooms 210 and 218 of the Hall of Justice in the Ventura Courthouse. The same provision is available in the lobby of the Juvenile Courthouse.

The Records Clerk can also help visitors find documents. While using the public access terminals is free, asking the clerk to search for records attracts a fee of $15 per name. The same fee also applies to mail search requests. Send the request along with a self-addressed, stamped envelope and the $15 fee as a check made payable to the Ventura Superior Court.

While the clerk does not permit the removal of court documents and case files, enquirers can request copies. There is a 50 cent per page charge for copies of court records. The clerk charges an additional $25 per document for certified copies. The fee for a certified copy of divorce record (Final Judgement of Dissolution of Marriage) is $15 with no per page fee charged.

Location of All Courts in Ventura County

Ventura County has three Superior Courthouses, namely the East County Courthouse, the Juvenile Courthouse, and the Ventura Hall of Justice. Their contact information and locations are below:

Ventura County Superior Courts
Ventura County Superior Court - East County Courthouse
Physical: 3855-F Alamo Street, Simi Valley, CA 93063
Mailing: P.O. Box 6489
Ventura, CA 93006
Phone: (805) 639-5010

Ventura County Superior Court - Juvenile Courthouse
4353 East Vineyard Avenue
Oxnard, CA 93036
Phone: (805) 289-8820

Ventura County Superior Court - Ventura Hall of Justice
Ventura County Government Center
800 South Victoria Avenue
P.O. Box 6489
Ventura, CA 93006
Phone: (805) 289-8525 (Civil)
Phone: (805) 289-8545 (Criminal, Traffic)
Phone: (805) 289-8610 (Family Law)
Phone: (805) 289-8526 (Small Claims)

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What are Ventura County Vital Records?

Ventura County vital records are official documents used to register the occurrence of vital events within the county. They include records of divorces, marriages, births, and deaths. Not all Ventura County vital records are accessible to the public. The Records Division of the Ventura County Superior Court maintains the divorce records of the county. The Ventura County Clerk-Recorder maintains all records of marriages, births, and deaths in the county.

Where and How to Get Ventura County Divorce Records?

The Records Division of the Ventura County Superior Court keeps all divorce records in Ventura County. To obtain a copy of a divorce record, prepare a written request, and send it by mail or in-person to:

Ventura Courthouse
Superior Court Records
Hall of Justice
Room 218
800 South Victoria Ave
Ventura, CA 93009

Juvenile Courthouse
Superior Court Records
Room 122
4353 East Vineyard Avenue
Oxnard, CA 93036

A certified copy of the divorce record is $15.

Where and How to Get Ventura County Marriage Records?

The Ventura County Clerk-Recorder maintains local marriage records from 1873 to the date. It accepts in-person and mail requests. To submit an in-person request, fill out the Marriage Certificate Application (also available in Spanish). Take it to the Clerk-Recorder’s Office at:

Government Center
Hall of Administration
Main Plaza
800 South Victoria Avenue
Ventura, CA 93009-1260
(805) 654-3665

Or

Civic Arts Plaza
2100 East Thousand Oaks Boulevard
Suite A
Thousand Oaks, CA 91362

Applicants can also submit the form with payment and a valid ID by mail to:

County Clerk and Recorder
800 S. Victoria Avenue
Location #1260
Ventura, CA 93009

The Clerk-Recorder charges $15 for a marriage certificate. Accepted payment methods are cash, check, and debit/credit cards (include a $2.50 processing fee for credit cards).

Where and How to Get Ventura County Birth Records?

The Ventura County Clerk-Recorder manages birth records from 1873 to date. A birth record can be requested in person and mail. Simply fill out the Birth Certificate Application form (also available Spanish), include a copy of a valid ID and payment, and submit to:

Government Center
Hall of Administration
Main Plaza
800 South Victoria Avenue
Ventura, CA 93009-1260
(805) 654-3665

Or

Civic Arts Plaza
2100 East Thousand Oaks Boulevard
Suite A
Thousand Oaks, CA 91362

Send mail requests to:

County Clerk and Recorder
800 S. Victoria Avenue
Location #1260
Ventura, CA 93009

The Clerk-Recorder charges $25 for a birth certificate. Pay in cash, check, and debit/credit cards (include $2.50 processing fee for credit cards).

Where and How to Get Ventura County Death Records?

The Ventura County Clerk-Recorder is responsible for maintaining death records in the county. The Recorder’s Office has these records dating from 1873 to the present. It accepts in-person and mail. For in-person requests, complete and bring a Death Certificate Application form (also available in Spanish) to the Clerk-Recorder’s Office at:

Government Center
Hall of Administration
Main Plaza
800 South Victoria Avenue
Ventura, CA 93009-1260
(805) 654-3665

This office opens from Monday to Friday between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m.

Or

Civic Arts Plaza
2100 East Thousand Oaks Boulevard
Suite A
Thousand Oaks, CA 91362

It opens from Monday - Thursday and alternates Fridays from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Send mail requests to:

County Clerk and Recorder
800 South Victoria Avenue
Location #1260
Ventura, CA 93009

The Clerk-Recorder charges $21 for a death record. Cash, check, and debit/credit cards (include $2.50 processing fee for credit cards) are acceptable.