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Davis Arrest, Court, and Public Records

What are Davis Public Records?

According to the California Public Records Act, Davis Public records include any information prepared, retained, or used by its agencies in relation to government conduct. Public records exist in many forms, including handwritten and typed documents, photographs, photocopies, emails, audio, and video recordings. Some public records may be classified and excluded from public view if they contain exempted information such as:

  • Preliminary drafts, notes, or interagency or intra-agency communications prepared by, on behalf of, or for the use of state agencies responsible for the regulation or supervision of the issuance of securities or financial institutions.
  • Any documents covered by the attorney-client privilege
  • Statements of personal worth or personal financial data required by a licensing agency and filed by an applicant with the licensing agency to establish their personal qualification for the license, certificate, or permit applied for.
  • Test questions, scoring keys, and other examination data used to administer licensing, employment, or academic examinations
  • Personnel, medical, or similar files, the disclosure of which would constitute an unwarranted invasion of personal privacy.

Public city records may also be accessible from third-party websites. Record seekers may use these non-governmental platforms to search for a specific document or multiple city records. However, users will need to provide enough information to assist with the search, such as:

  • The address of the requestor
  • A case number or file number (if known)
  • The location of the document or person involved
  • The name of the subject involved in the record (not juvenile)
  • The last known or current address of the registrant.

Note: Government agencies do not sponsor third-party sites. Because of this, record availability and results may vary.

Davis Crime Statistics

The Davis City Police Department compiles the records on crime statistics for the city and submits them to the FBI for their Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR) Database. According to the UCR for 2018 and 2019, cases of assault and arson in the city reduced by 20% and 55.5%, respectively. In contrast, cases of property crime, burglary, larceny, and vehicle theft increased by 29.6%, 18.1%, 32.9%, and 11,1%respectively. Cases of murder, rape, and robbery remained the same at 2 cases, 21 cases, and 44 cases respectively. There was also an overall reduction in violent crime of 5%.

Are Davis’s Criminal Records Public?

Residents may obtain self criminal checks from the Bureau of Criminal Identification and Analysis of the California Department of Justice. Requesters will need to submit a completed application form in English and Spanish, a fingerprint card/scan, and pay the fees for the check. Fingerprinting can be done at the Yolo County Live Scan locations. The completed form, fingerprints, and appropriates fees should be mailed to:

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

Residents having problems obtaining fingerprinting services may call the Record Review Unit at (916) 227-3849. The criminal record check costs $25 for the check plus whatever additional fees are charged for the fingerprinting. Fees are acceptable in personal or certified checks drawn from a US bank, and money orders, all made payable to the California Department of Justice.

How to Obtain Police Reports and Arrest Records

Copies of Davis Public records like police reports and arrest reports can be obtained from the records department of the Davis Police Department. Requesters can also obtain information by contacting the records and communications department during office hours.

How to Find Sex Offender Information in Davis

Sex offender information for the City of Davis can be obtained by visiting the Megans’ Law webpage operated by the California Department of Justice. This database is the statewide sex offender registry for California. Users can use the search tool to search for sex offender information using different parameters, including names, addresses, city, and county.

How to Find Davis Inmate Records

Information on inmates arrested in Davis City can be obtained by calling the Yolo County Sheriff’s office at (530) 666-8282 or the county jail at (530)668-JAIL. The sheriff’s office also provides an online booking list that provides information on all persons booked at the jail that month. Residents can also acquire inmates’ information online using the inmate locator on the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR). The inmate locator allows the user to search through the database of all California inmates using the name or inmate’s CDCR number.

How Do I Visit an Inmate in Davis City Jail?

Inmates from Davis are detained at any of the two detention centers operated by the Yolo County Sheriff’s Office. Inmates are allowed two 30-minute visits per week with one visitor, and visitors are instructed to call Monroe Records at (530) 668-5254 to schedule visits in advance. The detention centers possess separate visiting schedules which are found in the visiting hours section of the sheriff’s office website, along with general rules and regulations for visits.

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What are Davis Vital Records?

Vital records for Davis City are the records maintained by the city’s government agencies that document the life events that have occurred in it. These records include birth records, marriage records, divorce records, and death records. Eligible parties can request Davis City vital records from the clerk of court of the Yolo County superior court and the Yolo County Clerk-Recorder.

Where and How to Obtain Davis Divorce Records

Davis City divorce records can be obtained by contacting the Yolo County Superior Court where the case would have been heard. Requests for copies of records can be made by contacting the clerk in person or by mail. The requester is required to submit a written request for the divorce decree, which contains enough information to aid in locating the record, such as:

  • The full names of both parties involved in the divorce
  • Date of the divorce (day, month, and year)
  • The case number (if available)

Requests can be submitted in person at or by mailing the written request to:

Yolo County Superior Court
Civil Division
1000 Main Street
Woodland, CA 95695

Mailed requests should also include a check for the appropriate fees and a self-addressed and stamped envelope. Certified copies of a divorce decree from the superior court will cost $15 per copy, payable in a check made out to the Yolo County Superior Court. A receipt will be included when the record is sent to the requester. Requesters with any questions may call the civil division of the superior court at (530) 406-6704.

Where and How to Get Confidential Marriage Records in Davis

Confidential marriage records for Davis City will only be issued to either the bride or groom listed on the certificate. In some cases, an individual may be authorized to obtain one by a court order. To obtain the records, the requester fills out a certified copy of a marriage record application form and submits it to the Yolo County Clerk-Recorder. The form is available in English and Spanish and can be submitted in person, by mail, and by fax. Mailed and faxed forms will need to have the sworn statement on the second page notarized by a notary public before submission. In-person requests are completed and paid for at the point of service and point of sale in the office. Residents requesting confidential records must also provide valid government-issued picture identification to show they are allowed to request the records.

The completed and notarized form can also be mailed with payment in the form of a check or money order made out to the Yolo County Clerk-Recorder to:

Yolo County Clerk-Recorder
P.O. Box 1130
Woodland, CA 95776-1130.

Certified copies of confidential marriage requests cost a non-refundable fee of $15 for each copy.

Where and How to Get Public Davis Marriage Records

Regular or non-confidential marriage records can also be acquired by requesters who are not the couple mentioned in the record. The requester can receive a certified copy of the record if they are one of the authorized persons and provide valid identification. Any other requesters will be issued an informational copy of the record marked as informational and cannot be used for establishing an identity or any other official business. Members of the public who may request a certified non-confidential/regular copy of the marriage record include the following:

  • Either of the couple name on the record
  • Parents or legal guardians of the people registered on the registrants
  • Spouse, children, domestic partner, siblings, grandparents, and grandchildren of the registrants
  • An attorney representing a registrant or a registrant's estate, or any person or agency empowered by statute, or appointed by a court to act on behalf of a registrant or a registrant's estate
  • Anyone with a court order authorizing them to obtain the record
  • A member of a law enforcement agency or a representative of another governmental agency, as provided by law, who is conducting official business.

The record can be obtained in person by mail or by fax. To obtain it in person, the requester must fill out and submit the marriage certificate application form in English or Spanish. Payment is made at the point of sale in the office and the record is collected at the service point.

When the request is made by mail, the requester is required to complete the form, notarize the attached sworn statement, and send it with the fees to:

Yolo County Clerk-Recorder
P.O. Box 1130
Woodland, CA 95776-1130.

Mailed requests should also include a self-addressed and stamped envelope or add an extra $1 postage fee for mailing the record back to the requester.

The fee for the certified or informational copies of the marriage certificate is $15, payable in a check or money order payable to the Yolo County Clerk-Recorder. Mail and fax requests can also be paid for using the credit card charge form, and cash is accepted only during in-person requests. Mailed requests are usually completed within 72 hours of receiving them, while in-person requests will be completed the same day.

Where and How to Find Davis Birth Records

Birth certificates for Davis city can be obtained from the Yolo County Clerk-Recorder’s Office. Birth records are restricted, and only certain authorized individuals can receive certified copies of the record. These individuals include:

  • The registrant named on the record
  • Parents or legal guardians of the registrant
  • A child, grandparent, grandchild, sibling, spouse, or domestic partner of the registrant.
  • A member of a law enforcement agency or a representative of another governmental agency, as provided by law, who is conducting official business.
  • An attorney representing the registrant or the registrant’s estate, or any person or agency empowered by statute or appointed by a court to act on behalf of the registrant or the registrant’s estate
  • A party allowed to receive the record as a result of a court order, or an attorney or a licensed adoption agency seeking the birth record in order to comply with the requirements of the Family Code.

The requester will be required to show a valid government picture identification and other documentation to show they are authorized to access the record. Any non-authorized person who requests the record will receive an informational copy which is marked informational and cannot be used for any official business like establishing identity.

The Yolo County Clerk-Recorder issues two types of birth certificates:

  • The authorized certified copy
  • The informational copy.

The two versions look the same and cost the same but information copies are marked and only the authorized copy can be used for official business.

The birth certificate can be obtained from the clerk-recorder by in-person, by mail, and by fax. To obtain the record in person the requester must come to the office and fill the birth certificate application and sign it in front of the service clerk. The application can also be filled out online using the self-service portal prior to coming to the office. Payment can be made at the service counter and the record is collected right away.

To make the request by mail the requester may download and fill out the birth certificate application which is available in English and Spanish. The form must be filled out and the attached sworn statement must be filled in front of and then notarized by a notary public. if an informational certified copy is being requested the sworn statement does not have to be filled or notarized. The filled forms, a self-addressed and stamped envelope, and appropriate fees can all be mailed to the clerk-recorder’s office at:

Yolo County Clerk-Recorder
P.O. Box 1130
Woodland, CA 95776-1130.

Authorized and informational copies of the birth certificate both cost $25 per copy. During in-person requests, payment is accepted in cash and credit cards. Mail requesters pay by adding checks or money orders payable to the Yolo CountyClerk-Recorder, or a filled-out credit card charge form with the mailed request. Faxed requests can be paid for by providing card details over the phone or faxing over a completed credit card charge form with the request.

Where and How to Find Davis Death Records

Death certificates for deaths that occurred in Davis City can be obtained from the Yolo County Clerk-Recorder. Only certain authorized individuals may receive authorized certified copies of the death record. Other requesters will receive an informational copy marked as informational that cannot be used for official business like proving an identity. These authorized individuals are:

  • Parents or legal guardians of the deceased
  • Children, spouse, domestic partner, siblings, grandparent, and grandchild of the deceased
  • Members of law enforcement or of another governmental agency who are conducting official business
  • A party authorized to receive the record as a result of a court order, or an attorney or a licensed adoption agency seeking the birth record to comply with the Family Code.
  • An attorney representing the registrant or the registrant's estate, or any person or agency empowered by statute, or appointed by a court to act on behalf of the registrant or the deceased estate.
  • Any funeral director who orders certified copies of a death certificate on behalf of any people listed above

Record seekers can acquire death certificates from the office in any of three ways: by mail, by fax, or in person at the clerk-recorder’s office. Requests can be made by filling out the death certificate application form in English or Spanish. If the requester wants an authorized certified copy of the death record, the attached sworn statement must be filled and notarized in front of a notary public. If it is not authorized the request will receive the informational copy.

The complete form, the notarized sworn statement, and appropriate fees can be mailed to the clerk-recorder’s office at:

Yolo County Clerk-Recorder
P.O. Box 1130
Woodland, CA 95776-1130.

Mailed requests should include a self-addressed and stamped envelope for the return of the record or add $1 to the fee for return postage. The fee for certified copies of a death certificate is $21 per copy. Fees can be paid in checks or money orders payable to the Yolo County Clerk-Recorder or using a credit card charge form. A mailed request will usually be processed within 72 hours of receipt of the record.

Requests for the death certificate in person are made by filling the birth certificate application and signing it in front of the service clerk at the office. The form can also be filled online prior to coming to the office on the self-service portal. After the form is checked, payment can be made at the payment point and the record is collected from the service counter. In-person requests for the record as usually completed on the same day. The fees are $21 per copy and are accepted in cash, credit card, and checks or money orders payable to the Yolo County Clerk-Recorder.