Victims of a crime may request a copy of an incident report investigated by the Sheriff’s Office pursuant to the California Government Code, Section 6254(f). These records will not be disclosed if the Sheriff’s Office determines the disclosure would endanger the safety of a witness or other person involved in the investigation or if its disclosure would endanger the successful completion of the investigation or a related investigation. Additionally, information (if released) may be redacted to protect confidential and protected information pursuant to the California Government Code, Sections 6254(c), (f), (k), 6255, and the California Constitution, Article I, Section 1. All requests are reviewed by the Detective Division and can only be released upon their approval.
Victims may fill out the request form linked below and submit it to the Sheriff’s Office for processing or come to the Sheriff’s Office in person to get a request form and submit it at the Records Division window. Proper identification is required. For people representing involved parties, they must bring a business card or a notarized letter of representation. No fee will be collected for the first copy of a crime reported requested by a victim or for reports fewer than 50 pages. Otherwise, a fee of 10 cents per page will be charged for reports of 50 pages or more.
Per VC 20012, Accident Reports may be released to the driver(s) of the vehicle(s) involved, guardian, conservator thereof, the parent of a minor driver, the authorized representative of a driver, or to any named person injured therein, the owners of vehicles or property damaged thereby, person who may incur civil liability.
Completed Accident Reports may be released to involved parties on the same day of the request. To request a copy of an accident report online, please visit LexisNexis Police Reports.