El Dorado County Arrest Records and Warrant Search

If you want to initiate a background check in El Dorado County, CA you ought to obtain 3 essential legal documents: arrest warrants which indicate whether a person is wanted by the police, arrest records to view a person’s incarceration history and court records which display a person’s prior convictions. This article will explain where and how these documents can be found.

Using the sheriff’s resources to locate El Dorado County warrants

You should begin your warrant inquiry at the sheriff office. Their Record Division is, in fact, responsible for processing and storing the county’s criminal records. They do not convey information on the phone. You need to come to their office in person and run your check (Their address is El Dorado County Sheriff’s Office. Records Division. 300 Fair Lane. Placerville, CA 95667. Telephone no. 530-621-5703).

Be advised, on the sheriff’s website it is written that a searcher can check on himself only. So if you want to carry out a broader El Dorado County warrant search that covers other people as well, we recommend the inquiry tool on this website. All that is required is the subject’s name and you will get reports containing his or her full criminal history. The data is accurate and updated. Confidentiality is guaranteed.

How to perform an arrest search

As mentioned above, the sheriff’s Record Division will enable you to obtain only your own local criminal history, so the above mentioned inquiry tool can also be effectively utilized for an El Dorado County arrest records search that relates other people.

When it comes to finding a detainee in the county jail, things are simpler thanks to the availability of online sources.  The sheriff website contains an inmate locator that displays the last 48 hour bookings as well as a jail log that includes all current arrestees.

If you are looking for a much wider statewide database, we suggest conducting a California inmate search by visiting the CDCR’s website: http://inmatelocator.cdcr.ca.gov/.

Tracing El Dorado County court records

You can run an on-site search for criminal court dockets by going to the relevant department at the Superior Court:

  • West Slope: 2850 Fairlane Court, Suite 120, Department 7, Placerville, CA 9566.
  • South Lake Tahoe: South Lake Tahoe Division, 1354 Johnson Blvd., Ste 2, South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150.

For older files that require a manual search, you will have to submit a request which may take up to 15 business days to be fulfilled. No matter what type of search you are going to conduct, electronic or manual, you will need a case number. If you do not have one, use the criminal case index on the website of the Superior Court.

Record search costs $15 (if the search takes more than ten minutes) and $0.5 per page if you wish to receive a copy. For a certified copy, you will be asked to add extra $25.

Crime statistics

Throughout 2014, 409 violent crimes occurred in the county. Unfortunately, 3 people were murdered and 48 women were raped. 51 robberies were reported to the police in addition to 307 cases of aggravated assault. 3,138 property crimes were investigated by the police.