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Records Division

250 E. Hackett Road
Modesto, CA. 95358

Business Phone:  (209) 525-7117
Fax: (209) 525-7111

Our office hours are: 
Monday through Thursday, 8:00am to 3:00pm (Closed on Friday, Weekends and Holidays).

The Sheriff’s Office provides a variety of records retrieval, copying of Crime/Incident Reports, Criminal Records Checks, Live Scan Fingerprint Services, and Gun Permits. You are invited to view all of the information in the linked pages to Records for additional information regarding these services and fees collected.  Should you have any questions, please call the Records Division at 209-525-7117.

Arrest Record Letter

FEE:  $25.00

The subject of the record must appear in person at the Sheriff's Department in order to initiate a criminal record check.

The Sheriff's Department Records Division is open Monday through Thursday, 8:00am to 3:00pm.

The requestor must present one (1) form of identification. (See examples.)

The subject of record must fill out an "Application To Examine Arrest Record." This record is for arrests in Stanislaus County only.

More extensive criminal information must be obtained from the California Department of Justice in Sacramento.

Traffic offense transcripts can be obtained from the California Department of Motor Vehicles.

*Note: All fees are subject to change.

Crime / Incident Reports

FEE: $5.00 for the first four (4) pages, $1.00 per page after first four pages.

To obtain Crime/Incident reports you can come in person to the Stanislaus County Sheriffs Operations Center, 250 E. Hackett Road, Modesto, California 95358. Our office hours are Monday through Thursday, 8:00am to 3:00pm, except weekends and Holidays.

You must have a valid form of identification with you at the time of your request. (See examples.)

Upon arrival, you will need to fill out the "Application for Release of Information."

The majority of these reports may be released to the victim or the reporting person. In cases involving loss of property, the report may also be released to the insurance company. Occasionally, there will be a delay in receiving the report due to approval of the Detective assigned to the case.

In regards to reports with juveniles involved, it will be necessary for the person requesting the report to complete a Petition for Release of Information for the Stanislaus County Juvenile Court Referee.

Per Government code Section 6256, each agency upon request for a copy of records shall determine within 10 days after the receipt of such request, whether to comply with the request. In some cases, this might take longer, such as cases with Juveniles.


*Note: All fees are subject to change.

Records Clearance Letter

FEE: $5.00

A clearance letter indicates that upon a name and date of birth check, you have No Criminal Record with the Stanislaus County Sheriff's Department. This is a local check only and is NOT based on fingerprint comparison.

In order to obtain a criminal clearance letter you will need to appear in person with a valid form of identification. (See examples.)

The Sheriff's Department Records Division is open Monday through Thursday, 8:00am to 3:00pm.

If you have a criminal arrest record, you will need to apply for an arrest record letter and not a records clearance letter.

*Note: All fees are subject to change.

Incarceration Letter

FEE: $25.00

An incarceration letter outlines dates and times of your incarceration within Stanislaus County jail facilites ONLY.

In order to obtain an incarceration letter, you will need to appear in person with a valid form of identification. (See examples.)

The Records division office hours are Monday through Thursday, 8:00am to 3:00pm.

*Note: All fees are subject to change.

Fingerprint Services

Our LiveScan Fingerprint Service is Suspended Until Further Notice.

For a list of other livescan locations, visit the California Department of Justice website.
California Department of Justice

CCW Appointment

Important CCW Policy update and information from Sheriff Adam Christianson: 

CCW Requirements 10/23/2014

Policy 5/12/2015

Policy Memo 11/8/2013 


The Course Provider List has been updated as of 8/1/2014, download the newest list.

Course Provider Memo 6/10/2015

 Notice: Shell's Sport Shop is no longer an authorized course provider. Certificates will not be accepted. Memo link here.


CCW Calendar Graphic 

Schedule a New Appointment     Renew A CCW


To cancel a existing CCW Appointment, contact the Sheriff's Records Division at 209-525-7117.



Stanislaus County Sheriff's Department
Adam Christianson, Sheriff-Coroner
250 E Hackett Road
Modesto CA 95358


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