General Contact Number: (530) 621-5567


Records Unit

The Records Unit maintains all reports initiated by the Sheriff’s Office, maintains records of bookings made throughout the County and all warrants issued by the El Dorado County Courts.  They also provide 24 hour criminal record research assistance to law enforcement.  Records is responsible for receiving, storing and also the dissemination of reports/information to authorized persons in compliance with local, state and federal laws.

Office hours:

Monday through Friday  8:00 A.M. – 5:00 P.M.  

Closed to the public on county holidays.

Records personnel is available to answer questions during regular business hours at (530) 621-5703

Main Sheriff's Records Unit:

200 Industrial Drive

Placerville, CA 95667

South Lake Tahoe Office:

1360 Johnson Blvd. #100

South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150

Please make note...

-Please review the information provided to you below as it may answer any questions you might have

-Most of the services we provide require an appointment.   

-If you are late for your appointment you may be requested to make another appointment.

-Please complete the applicable form required prior to your appointment date/time

**Sex, Arson, and Drug Registration is now administered by the Investigations Unit.  Please click here to be redirected to information regarding this process**

Services We Provide

Copies of Reports

The following log is provided to you for review as it is a matter of public record. 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.

-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.  You may also come in and fill out the form at the Records section   window. We will respond within 10 working days.

-There is a $10.00 fee charged per report.  

Live Scan Applicant Fingerprinting

-Live Scan fee is dependent on the type of service provided.

-This service is provided by appointment only. 

-Click Here to schedule an appointment online or see below for information on scheduling by telephone.

-To schedule an appointment for the Placerville Office call (530) 621-5703 

-Placerville records performs Live Scan fingerprinting on Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday from 8:00 AM – 3.30 PM. 

-To schedule an appointment with our South Lake Tahoe Office call (530) 573-3000.

-South Lake Tahoe records performs Live Scan fingerprinting Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 10:00 AM- 11:00 AM and 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM

-For other Live Scan sites visit the State Department of Justice website (

Clearance Letters & Local CORI Requests

-A clearance letter is a criminal history check for any arrests and citations (we release only El Dorado County Sheriff's Office arrest and citation information,  no other agencies arrest information will be provided). Clearance Letters are commonly obtained for Visa application requirements. 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.

-Subjects may request a copy of their local criminal history. Local CORI report will show El Dorado County Jail booking and release dates up to 10 years,  arresting agency and charges. You will be required to come in person, show a valid ID and pay the fee before the request will be processed.

-There is a $30.00 fee associated with obtaining a clearance letter  

-Local criminal history is available for a $10.00 fee.

-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 falling 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 online and bring to the El  Dorado County Sheriff's   Office Records department, you must show a valid ID.

-If a criminal history record exists, it will be listed and it will be your responsibility to obtain a disposition.

-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 only. 

-Click Here to schedule your appointment online or 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


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 this link for access.


We do not confirm warrants to the public over the phone. You may come to the Sheriff’s Office, jail or the Records Unit and present a current photo ID and ask for a warrant check for yourself or you may contact your local court.

For statistical information, please visit the California State Attorney General’s Office.