Request a Copy of a Case
We will only release reports to victims of certain property crimes (i.e. burglary, arson, vandalism, theft), insurance carriers, or victims of certain violent crimes as noted below. If you are not named as the victim in the case, the report will not be released. Arrested persons are not entitled to a copy of the report from this agency. However, they may obtain reports through their legal representatives and/or subpoena process. All other involved parties may request a copy of the records pursuant to the California Public Records Act. However, records that are exempt from disclosure pursuant to Government Code 6254 will not be released. Click here for additional information. Law enforcement agencies or other Government Agencies should submit their requests on their letterhead to our Records Department. You may request a police incident report in person at SCSO Headquarters during our normal business hours of 8 am-5 pm, Monday - Friday (closed on holidays).
All types of report requests:
Request Forms for CA Family Code § 6228:
Victims of Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault, Stalking, Human Trafficking, or Abuse of an Elder or Dependent Adult California Family Code § 6228 provides that victims of the alleged crimes, listed above, may receive a copy of their incident report within five days of their request, free of charge. Due to the sensitive information included in the reports, Sheriff’s Office protocol requires in-person identification verification. Victims or their designated representatives must either submit their request in-person or pick-up their incident report in person at Sheriff’s Office Headquarters.
If you are unable to print the form, you may obtain one at Sheriff’s Office Headquarters.
Copies of Autopsy and Toxicolgoy Reports:
Information regarding copies of death certificates, autopsy reports, toxicology reports, and decedent property release can be found by clicking here.