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San Buenaventura Arrest, Court, and Public Records

What are San Buenaventura Public Records?

San Buenaventura public records include information generated, used, or preserved by government agencies, as required to perform their official duties. These include data in any form, including physical documents, audio recordings, photographs, and digitally-stored information. While most records are obtainable, California law provides exemptions to the general rule of public disclosure. Some exemptions include:

  • Intelligence information
  • Some medical records
  • Records of active law enforcement investigations
  • Litigation records where the agency is a party
  • Preliminary notes and drafts
  • Records with confidential information, where disclosure would be an invasion of privacy

San Buenaventura Crime Statistics

The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) reports crime statistics for San Buenaventura as part of its Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR) Program. In 2019, the UCR reported 458 violent crimes, including 106 robberies, 56 rape incidents, and 3 cases of murder and nonnegligent manslaughter. The most common violent crime was aggravated assault, with 293 reported cases.

The FBI also reported 2,969 property crimes for 2019. These crimes include 7 cases of arson, 254 motor vehicle thefts, 353 burglaries, and 2,362 cases of larceny-theft. In total, Ventura city recorded 3,427 crimes, a 12.73% drop in crime rate compared to figures reported in 2018.

Are San Buenaventura Criminal Records Public?

Under California law, the public may not gain access to criminal records in the city of Ventura. Generally, this access is restricted to certain employers, including security organizations, public utility outfits, institutions that deal with child or elderly care, and other related entities. For the most part, these institutions may officially request the criminal records of a prospective employee. In addition, residents of Ventura city may obtain copies of personal criminal records.

How to Obtain San Buenaventura Police Reports and Arrest Records

The Ventura Police Department (VPD) provides police reports and arrest records through its Records Unit. Interested persons may obtain copies of police reports by calling the Records Unit at (805) 339-4418. Persons may also visit the VPD for in-person requests. Either method requires providing all known details of the desired records. The details should include the names of involved persons, the date, and location of the incident, and the arresting officer or agency. Requestors may also visit the VPD at:

Ventura Police Department
1425 Dowell Drive
Ventura, CA 93003
Phone: (805) 339-4400
Phone: (805) 339-4418 (Records Unit)
Hours: 7:30 am to 5:30 pm, Mondays to Fridays

The VPD provides online access to its arrest log information. However, only arrests that occurred in the last 90 days are obtainable online. Furthermore, all arrests considered "detention only" will not be accessible online.

How to Find Sex Offender Information in San Buenaventura

The California Department of Justice (DOJ) provides public access to information on all registered sex offenders in the state. Persons seeking San Buenaventura sex offender information may search using the California Megan's Law Website. Interested parties may conduct a name search using the sex offender's first and last names, or a map search by providing an address. Persons may also find Ventura offenders near the user's device. The search result displays each offender's full name, aliases, physical description, photograph, and last known address.

How to Find San Buenaventura Inmate Records

The Ventura County Sheriff's Office provides a searchable online registry of all detained persons in the county. Using the inmate information search, interested persons may find incarcerated Ventura residents by name and booking number. Conducting a name search requires a minimum of one character from the inmate's first name and a minimum of two characters from the last name. Optional fields to streamline search results include the inmate's middle name and date of birth. The search result displays each inmate's birth date, gender, booking date and number, and physical description. If the individual is no longer in custody, the page displays a release date and manner of release. For missing records or additional information, call (805) 654-3335.

How Do I Visit an Inmate in the Ventura County Jail?

The Ventura County Sheriff's Office operates two detention facilities, including the Pre-Trial Detention Facility (Main Jail) and the Todd Road Jail. Visitation times differ between both facilities and also depend on the inmate's housing location in the jail. The Main Jail runs three visitation sessions every day from 8:30 a.m to 9:00 p.m. The Todd Road Jail runs seven visitation sessions from 8:00 am to 6:00 pm. Todd Road Jail visitations are restricted to Wednesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays, and Sundays. Note that check-in at both facilities begins an hour before each session.

A visit may have a maximum of two visitors, including minors. A minor may only visit in the company of a parent, legal guardian, or grandparent. The accompanying adult must provide documentation to prove guardianship or parental rights. Nevertheless, the Facility Sergeant may deny access to visiting minors. Visits may not last more than 30 minutes each.

Each visitor must present valid government-issued IDs and submit for a search. A visitor found in violation of any law will be arrested and prosecuted. Visitors must also dress decently. Persons may not show up in revealing, provocative or inappropriate clothing. Noncompliant visitors will be denied entry.

Court Records

The Ventura County Superior Court has a branch that sits in the city of San Buenaventura, as part of the California Judicial Branch. The court has jurisdiction over all Ventura city matters, including criminal and civil cases. The Ventura County Superior Court is split into divisions depending on case type. These divisions include civil, criminal/traffic, family law, juvenile, and probate, among others. The court is located at:

Ventura County Superior Court – Ventura Hall of Justice
Ventura County Government Center
800 South Victoria Avenue
Ventura, CA 93009
Phone: (805) 289-8900

Are San Buenaventura Court Records Public?

Most San Buenaventura court records are accessible by members of the general public. Requestors may obtain case information, including charge details, court dates, names of litigants, and the court's disposition. However, sealed or expunged Ventura court records cannot be obtained by residents. Access to juvenile and adoption court records is also restricted to the person involved, parents, legal guardians, and representing attorneys.

Can You Look Up a San Buenaventura Court Case Online?

The Ventura County Superior Court provides online access to San Buenaventura court records. Residents may find Ventura court records using the court's case inquiry function. This function provides online databases of court records in the following categories:

Interested persons may also access Court-Approved Civil Mediation Panels. To search, requestors would need to provide case details, such as the names of involved parties, case numbers, dates, and other search fields provided in the respective databases.

How to Obtain San Buenaventura Court Case Records

Anyone may request and obtain copies of non-confidential San Buenaventura court records from the Ventura County Superior Court's records department. Interested persons may obtain Ventura court records by mail or in person. To order a Ventura court record by mail, send a written request to the courthouse. The request should contain all known details of the records, including names, case type, court dates, incident dates and locations, and details of the court's final judgment. Each record costs $15, payable by check or money order to "Ventura Superior Court." Send the written request, payment, and a self-addressed and stamped envelope to:

Ventura Courthouse
Superior Court Records
Hall of Justice
Room 218
800 South Victoria Avenue
Ventura, CA 93009
Phone: (805) 289-8668

Interested persons may also view Ventura case files at the above address. Residents must provide current photo identification to access a case file. After viewing the file, return it to the records clerk. Requestors may not remove a document from the case file, or remove a case file from the courthouse. Furthermore, requestors may obtain copies of case files in person at the courthouse instead of simply viewing the files.

Conducting a search is subject to our Terms of Service and Privacy Notice.

What are San Buenaventura Vital Records?

San Buenaventura vital records are government-generated documents that contain information on life events in the city. Vital records are maintained by government agencies and include information on births, deaths, marriages, and divorces. Ventura vital records are accessible by all city residents. However, access to certified copies is restricted.

Where and How to Obtain San Buenaventura Divorce Records

Residents may obtain copies of San Buenaventura divorce records from the Ventura County Superior Court. Interested persons may gain access by viewing case files at the courthouse, purchasing copies in person, or sending written requests to the court. To order a Ventura divorce record, send a written request to the court. Ensure that the request contains the names of the divorced parties, divorce date, and other related details. Send the request to:

Hall of Justice
Room 218
800 South Victoria Avenue
Ventura, CA 93009
Phone: (805) 289-8668

Interested persons may also visit the above address to inspect case files or obtain copies in person.

Where and How to Get Public San Buenaventura Marriage Records

The Ventura County Clerk-Recorder maintains records of San Buenaventura marriage records and issues copies to interested persons. Residents may obtain copies of public Ventura marriage records by visiting the Clerk-Recorder's office in person or sending requests by mail. For a mail request, complete and download a marriage record application, which is also available in Spanish. Requests for public copies do not require completing the attached sworn statement. Each marriage record costs $15 payable by a bank money order, postal money order, or personal check to "Ventura County Clerk and Recorder." The search fee is non-refundable. If there is no record matching the provided details, the Clerk-Recorder will issue a Certificate of No Public Record. Submit the completed form, payment, and a self-addressed and stamped envelope by mail using the details below:

Ventura County Clerk-Recorder, Registrar of Voters
800 South Victoria Avenue
Ventura, CA 93009-1260
Phone: (805) 654-2295
Fax: (805) 662-6543

Requestors may also visit the above address for in-person requests.

Where and How to Get Confidential Marriage Records in San Buenaventura

Confidential copies of San Buenaventura marriage records are issued by the Ventura County Clerk-Recorder, only to the following persons:

  • A party to the marriage
  • Either party's child, grandchild, parent, grandparent, sibling, spouse, or domestic partner
  • Either party's legal representative or attorney
  • Anyone with a court order granting access to the record

An eligible person may order a Ventura marriage record by completing a marriage record application in English or Spanish. Each copy costs $15 payable via a check or a money order made out to the "Ventura County Clerk and Recorder." Ensure to complete and notarize the attached sworn statement. Send the form, payment, and a valid government-issued ID, or visit for an in-person request, using the following information:

Ventura County Clerk-Recorder, Registrar of Voters
800 South Victoria Avenue
Ventura, CA 93009-1260
Phone: (805) 654-2295
Fax: (805) 662-6543

Where and How to Find San Buenaventura Birth Records

The Ventura County Clerk-Recorder issues copies of San Buenaventura birth records to all city residents. However, only the following persons may obtain certified copies:

  • The registrant named on the record
  • The registrant's parent or legal guardian
  • The registrant's child, grandchild, spouse, domestic partner, or sibling
  • The registrant's legal representative or attorney

Persons ineligible to receive certified copies of Ventura birth records will receive informational copies. Complete the birth record application in English or Spanish. Ensure to have the attached sworn statement notarized if requesting a certified copy. Each copy costs $25. Payment is accepted by check or money order payable to "Ventura County Clerk and Recorder." A mail request also requires a valid government-issued ID. Send all applicable documents by mail or visit in person using the following details:

Ventura County Clerk-Recorder, Registrar of Voters
800 South Victoria Avenue
Ventura, CA 93009-1260
Phone: (805) 654-2295
Fax: (805) 662-6543

Where and How to Find San Buenaventura Death Records

All city residents may request and obtain copies of San Buenaventura death records from the Ventura County Clerk-Recorder. While the general public may receive informational copies, only the following persons may obtain certified copies of Ventura death records:

  • The decedent's parent, legal guardian, or grandparent
  • The decedent's spouse, domestic partner, sibling, child, or grandchild
  • An attorney or other legal representative acting on behalf of the decedent's estate

To order a death record, requesters must complete an English or Spanish version of the Clerk-Recorder's death record application. Each record costs $21 payable by check or money order made out to "Ventura County Clerk and Recorder." Persons seeking certified copies must notarize the attached sworn statement. Send the form with payment and a copy of a valid government-issued ID to the Clerk-Recorder, or visit using the following information:

Ventura County Clerk-Recorder, Registrar of Voters
800 South Victoria Avenue
Ventura, CA 93009-1260
Phone: (805) 654-2295
Fax: (805) 662-6543