Normal business hours are Monday – Friday- 8:00 A.M. – 5:00 P.M.
What do we do
Records Section maintains all reports initiated by the Sheriff’s Office; maintains records of bookings made throughout the County, and warrants issued by El Dorado County Courts; provides 24 hour criminal record research assistance to law enforcement.
Records is responsible for receiving, storing and dissemination of reports/information to authorized persons in compliance with local, state and federal laws.
Services we Provide
**Note: Most of our services require an appointment. If you are
late for your appointment you may be requested to make another
Please complete the applicable form prior to your appointment
View Daily Activity Logs
Theses reports are generated daily and include information on selected incidents and arrests. The information is taken from initial Sheriff's Office reports. Not all incidents are selected due to investigative restrictions.
Requesting a copy of a report – fee $10.00 per report
Copies of crime reports are released in accordance with Section 6254 of the California Government Code, release of other types of reports is discretionary and the law prohibits release of some reports.
The public may request a copy of an incident report taken by the Sheriff’s Office. They may fill out the request form online and bring/fax or mail it to the Sheriff’s Office for processing or come in and fill out the form at the Records section window. We will respond within 10 working days.
Applicant Fingerprinting (Live Scan) fee depends on type of service
By appointment. For Placerville appointments call (530) 621-5703 and for South Lake Tahoe (530)573-3000.
The Placerville records section performs Live Scan applicant fingerprinting Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday from 8:00 AM – 3.30 PM. For other Live Scan sites visit the State Department of Justice website (http://oag.ca.gov/).
The South Lake Tahoe records section performs Live Scan applicant fingerprinting Tuesday – Friday from 10:00 AM- 3:00 PM.
Registrants – Sex, Narcotic, Arson and Gang – By appointment – call (530) 621-5703
Subjects who have been classified as a Sex, Arson, Gang or drug Registrant are required by law to register with the law enforcement agency having jurisdiction over their place of residence.
Registration hours: Tuesday and Thursday from 12:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.. This includes new registration, yearly registration, change of addresses etc. Please bring ID with you and provide us with the date and place of your conviction. Registration takes approximately 30 minutes. At that time you will be fingerprinted and photographed.
Clearance letter- fee $30.00
California Penal Code sections 13300 through 13326 authorize the release of local summary criminal history information to the subject of the criminal history.
Local summary criminal history refers only to those arrests done by the El Dorado County Sheriff's Office. Persons requesting a local criminal history check often refer to this as a "Background Check" or "Clearance" letter.
To obtain a local criminal history report for arrests fallimg outside of the El Dorado County Sheriff's jurisdiction you must contact the law enforcement agency that was responsible for the arrest.
To obtain a copy of your state criminal history, you must submit fingerprints to the California Department of Justice.
To obtain a copy of your local criminal history record, complete the Clearance Letter Form provided on line, bring to the El Dorado County Sheriff's Office Records, you must show a valid ID.
A clearance letter is a criminal history check on you for any arrest (we release only El Dorado County Sheriff’s Office arrest information, no other agencies arrest information will be provided). You will need to complete the form provided on line or you can pick one up at the record counter. Bring it with you to the Sheriff’s office, with a valid ID and pay the fee. The request may take up to 10 days to process.
If a criminal history record exists, it will be listed and it will be your responsibility to obtain a disposition.
Local criminal history - $10.00
Subjects may request a copy of their local criminal history (El Dorado Sheriff’s arrests only will be provided). You will be required to come in person with the completed form, show a valid ID and pay the fee before the request will be processed. The request may take up to 10 days to process.
Permits-New and Renewal – By appointment – call (530) 621-5703- fee depends on type of services. These services are provided on Monday and Friday 8:00 A.M. to 3:30 P.M.
- Concealed Weapon Permits – New and Renewal
- Itinerant Permits - New and Renewal
- Explosive Permits - New and Renewal
- Chain Installers – New and Renewal
- Card Room Permits –New and Renewal
The following applications are available for printing. Once you print and complete the form you can submit them to our Records Division at one the following addresses:
El Dorado County Sheriff's Office
300 Fair Lane
Placerville, CA 95667
El Dorado County Sheriff's Office
1360 Johnson Blvd.
S. Lake Tahoe, CA 96150
Megan’s Law – sex offender information
The California Department of Justice has publicly released its searchable Megan’s Law database. This site will provide you with access to information on more than 63,000 persons required to register in California as sex offenders. Specific home addresses are displayed on more than 33,500 offenders in the California communities; as to these persons, the site displays the last registered address reported by the offender. An additional 30,500 offenders are included on the site listed by ZIP Code, city, and county. Information on approximately 22,000 other offenders is not included on this site, but is known to law enforcement personnel. Click the link for access. http://www.meganslaw.ca.gov/
We do not confirm warrants to the public over the phone. You may come to the Sheriff’s Office, jail or the record section, present current photo identification and ask for a warrant check for yourself or contact your local court.
For statistical information, visit the California State Attorney General’s Office.