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Public Information Requests, Records and Permits > Public Information/Records Requests

Public Information/Records Requests

The Records Division maintains all reports, incidents, and citations initiated by the Amador County Sheriff’s Office, and maintain records of all bookings from the Amador County Jail.

Request Copy of Report 
Request Booking/Release Information
Applicant Fingerprinting (Live Scan)
Character Letter
Local Criminal History


Request a Copy of a Report

Records Request Form

You may request a copy of a report or incident maintained by the Amador County Sheriff’s Office. Please fill out the records request form link here and return it to the Sheriff’s Office. The request form is also available at the Sheriff’s Office during regular business hours, Monday – Thursday, 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. We will respond to your request within 10 working days (pursuant to Government Code §6253(c)).

The Records Division stores original reports for the Amador County Sheriff’s Office, as well as reports generated by the Amador County Combined Narcotic Enforcement Team (ACCNET).

The Records Division is responsible for the confidentiality of certain information pursuant to codes and statutes, including Government Code §6254(f) and Penal Code §293. Records is also responsible for the dissemination of criminal reports in and out of the Sheriff’s Office. 

Records personnel are mandated by law to assist the public in their search for information. The Records Division makes copies of criminal reports for the public and victims of crimes that are redacted (blacked out) to protect identity information as required by law. The Public Records Act dictates that we must make available to the public the following information:

  • Time/location/substance of complaint/request for service
  • Time/nature of response
  • Time/date/location of occurrence
  • Time/date of report
  • Name/age of victim (except as exempted)
  • Factual circumstances

Additionally, the Public Records Act dictates that we must make available copies of criminal reports to victims of certain types of crimes, redacting any information which the law declares they are not entitled to.

Records will not release reports involving juveniles without a court order or pursuant to the standing orders of the Amador County Superior Court.

A Daily Media Bulletin is completed each morning (Monday – Thursday), as mandated by the Public Records Act, and is available at the public counter for review. 


Request Booking/Release Information

Fee-None

The Records Division also stores original booking and release documents from the Amador County Sheriff’s Detention Facility. These records may also be requested with a records request form here and we will respond within ten (10) working days (Under Government Code Section 6253(c)). 


Applicant Fingerprinting (Live Scan)

Local Fees- $15.00 (Resident) Service Fee – $30.00 (Non-resident) Service Fee

~ DOJ and FBI may charge additional fees

The Records Division performs Live Scan fingerprinting Monday’s and Wednesday’s from 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Sign-ups start at 12:30 p.m. on a first come first serve basis in the order you arrive.

Live Scan Form

You must have three (3) copies of a Live Scan form completely filled out and provide a valid picture identification (i.e. Valid Driver’s License-any state, Valid California Identification; Valid Passport, Alien Registration or Green Card and Military Identification)

Cash or check only please. 


Character Letter

Fee- $5.00

Character Letter Form

A Character Letter is a local criminal history check on you for any arrest (we release only Amador County Sheriff’s arrest information). You will need to complete the form here, available online or at the Amador County Sheriff’s Office. Bring the form with you, have a valid ID, pay the fee and you will be notified when the letter is available for pick-up unless you have requested to have it mailed to you. 


Local Criminal History Check

No Fee

Subjects may request a copy of their local criminal history (Amador County Sheriff’s arrest information only). You will be required to come to the Sheriff’s Office in person with the completed form here and show valid identification before the request will be processed. The request may take up to ten (10) working days to process.

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