Records FAQ

Records Frequently Asked Questions

How can I obtain a copy of a report?

  • An application for crime/incident report must be completed and may be   obtained from the Records Unit or you may download the form from this site by clicking on Forms
  • There may be a period of delay during the report preparation/review process, so please consider calling the Records Unit first to check on the availability of the report.  (760) 339-6345
  • Copies of Crime/Incident Reports are released in accordance with Section 6254 of the California Government Code. These reports are considered to be confidential and are generally releasable to “interested parties” (as defined by applicable State codes) only, or by subpoena or court order.Copies of Arrest Reports are generally only releasable by subpoena.

How can I find out if I have a warrant for my arrest?

  • You may contact the records unit at (760) 339-6345

How do I obtain a copy of my Local Criminal History Record?

  • A Local Criminal Record application must be completed and may be obtained at the Imperial County Sheriff Office Records Unit.
  • In person, you must provide valid photo ID
  • By mail, you must provide valid photo ID, set of your fingerprints (original card, no copies) with your name, date of birth and place of birth. Fingerprints should be placed on a standard fingerprint form (FD-258), commonly used for applicant or law enforcement purposes.
  • This service may be available at a Law Enforcement Agency.
  • 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 compiled by the  Imperial County Sheriff’s Office.  Persons requesting a local criminal history check often refer to this as a “Background Check” or “No Record” letter. 

How do I obtain a copy of my state criminal history record?

How do I obtain a copy of my Federal Bureau Investigation (FBI) record?

  • To obtain a copy of your FBI record, you must contact the FBI Records Review Unit.  (304) 625-3878

Where can I have my fingerprints taken?

Live scan fingerprinting services are available at the Imperial County Sheriff’s Office Records Unit.

  • You must provide a Request for Live Scan Service Form
  • Valid picture Identification is required (Drivers license, CA state ID, Military ID, Alien Registration card or a valid out of state drivers license.
  • For an appointment and fee information, please contact us at (760) 339-6345.
  • Hours are:  8:30am – 4:30pm, Monday thru Thursday (Fridays are reserved for Law Enforcement Only)

Where do I go to register as an, arson, narcotic, or sex offender?

  • If you reside in the Imperial County Sheriff’s Office jurisdiction, you must report to the Records Unit for your registration process.
  • If you reside in the City in which you live, you must report to the City Police Department.

Where do I go to get a vehicle released that was stored?

You may contact the Records Unit to obtain vehicle release information.  You must have one or more of the following;

  • Vehicle license number
  • Vehicle VIN number
  • Crime/Incident Report number.
  • Valid registration
  • Valid Driver’s License
  • Proof of Insurance

Where can I obtain an alarm permit for my residence?

  • An application for Alarm Permit (residence / business) must be completed and may be obtained from the Records Unit or you may download the form from the ICSO Forms page.

How may I apply for a concealed weapons permit? 

  • Applications for concealed weapon permit can be obtained and are processed at the Imperial County Sheriff’s Office Records Unit.  For information on requirements please go to the FORM section and click on ICSO CCW Requirements.  Questions may be directed to (760) 339 6345.

Where can I obtain an application for an explosive permit?

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