Records Section

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The Records Section serves as one of thRecordse most important functions in the Department. It has responsibility for entering and processing all crime, traffic, warrant, registrant, citation, and property information into computerized databases. These law enforcement databases include local, state and federal records systems. It is critical that information loaded into these systems is accurate and complete. Incorrect information entered into these systems can make the difference between a wanted person going free or being taken into custody. The Records Section is responsible for processing all paperwork for the Courts and District Attorney regarding arrests and investigations handled by the West Sacramento Police Department. 

The Records Section is your first contact when entering or calling the Police Department. Under the direction of the Records Manager, the Section is staffed with six Records Technicians, and two Clerks who answer the telephone and assist walk-in traffic. The Records Section is your link to information housed within the department and you can expect courteous, efficient and prompt customer service from our staff.

Lobby hours are 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. Our address is 550 Jefferson Boulevard, West Sacramento. (916) 617-4900.

The Records Section provides a variety of services to the public to include:

LiveScan Fingerprinting Services

By appointment only. Offered Tuesdays and Thursdays from 8:15 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Call (916) 617-4900 to schedule an appointment. Fees are determined by livescan purpose, please call to confirm. Bring a photo ID and appropriate forms.

Copies of Police Reports

Traffic or crime reports are available from the Police Department per the terms of the California Public Records Act and California Government Code Section 6254f during regular business hours. Can be requested by mail or at the front counter during regular business hours.

Vehicle Release

May be released during regular business hours after paying applicable fees:

The administrative fee for release of towed and stored vehicles is $25.00. Bring your driver's license and current registration.

30-Day Impounds
You must wait until the 30 day period is over prior to requesting a release. After the 30 day period has passed, the registered owner can come to the Police Department to pay all associated fees and to obtain a release for the vehicle (releases are only given to the registered owner/s). If the registered owner does not have a valid California driver's license, he/she must bring along a person who possesses a valid California driver's license. The registered owner may request a hearing for possible release of the vehicle prior to the required 30 day impound. Contact the Traffic/Parking Safety Unit at (916) 617-4952 to request a hearing.

Court-Order and Registrant Bookings

Offered every Wednesday (except holidays) from 8:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. for misdemeanor warrant surrender, court-order and registrant bookings. You will be booked and released on a 'notice to appear' at the Yolo County Superior Court, 725 Court Street, Room 11, in Woodland. Bring a photo ID and applicable court or police department documents.

Ticket Sign-Off

Offered during regular business hours upon availability of the lobby officer. There is no fee for this service.

Parking Citations

Parking citation fees can be paid at City Hall, 1110 West Capitol Avenue, 1st Floor, West Sacramento, Monday through Friday (except holidays) from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Parking violations can be contested by contacting the Parking/Traffic Safety Unit at (916) 617-4952 to schedule a hearing or by completing a Request for Parking Violation Review form. The request form must be returned with a copy of the original citation within 21 days of the issued violation date. Click here to download a copy of the form.

Animal License Payment Drop-Off

Animal license renewal fees can be dropped off at the front counter during regular business hours for pickup by a representative from Yolo County Animal Services. Include your payment and associated documents in a sealed envelope.

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