Kings County Arrest Records and Warrant Search

This article is written in order to provide readers with guidelines on how to perform a Kings County arrest records and warrant search, and thus it helps them carry out a background check. We feel that being able to determine whether those you interact with on a regular basis have a criminal history is extremely important so that you can distance yourself and your family from people with a dubious past.

How to trace people in custody

There are a few online and offline sources you could use to trace Kings county arrest records. To begin with, the sheriff’s website gives you access to 3 online jail logs that enable you to view those who were incarcerated in the last 24 hours, those who spent the last three days in jail and those who are currently in custody.

For older jail records, we suggest calling the county jail (559-584-1431) and inquiring whether the person you are checking has ever populated their facility.

Finally, you can decide to conduct a California inmate search to get data from the entire state. To do that, go to the CDCR’s electronic database: http://inmatelocator.cdcr.ca.gov/.

Conducting a Kings County warrant search

To find outstanding warrants issued in Kings County refer to the sheriff’s Record Division. Searchers can request copies of law enforcement reports via the telephone or in person. A $5 fee is required and the file will be ready for personal pickup in 2 days. Their contact information is Kings County sheriff’s office. Records Division. P.O. Box 986. Hanford, California 93232-098. Telephone number: 559-852-2890.

Alternatively, you can utilize the search option this website offers to obtain comprehensive civil and criminal background reports that will show you (among other details) a person’s arrest history and criminal records. The data is highly accurate. Confidentiality is guaranteed.

Tracing court files

The Superior Court’s website maintains a web-portal to assist you in finding Kings County court records electronically. You will need to issue payment via your credit card. In case you encounter any problem with this payment system, call 559-582-1010 / Extension 3053.

If this electronic case search gives you unsatisfactory results, you will have to deliver a request to view court dockets in person or by mail to 1426 South Drive, Bldg. A, Hanford CA 93230,  Attention Criminal Division.

If you have a case number, do not forget to mention it. If you do not have it, your request must include the following details: the defendant’s name, birth date and either social security number or driver’s license number. A check of 15 dollars plus 0.5 dollar per page should be added to the request.

For additional details, dial 559-582-1010 and refer to the following extensions:

  • Hanford- Division: ext.3042
  • Corcoran-Division: ext. 3005
  • Avenal-Division: ext. 4095

Crime data

696 crimes involving violence occurred in Kings County throughout 2014. They consisted of 7 murders, 65 rapes, 72 robberies and 552 assaults. 3,457 property crimes were also reported to the authorities.