Public Records & Report Requests
The Yuma County Sheriff’s Office Records Department manages and maintains public law enforcement records originated by the department. Any person may request copies of a public record or report in accordance with Arizona Revised Statutes 39-121.01.
Request for records or reports may be submitted in person, by mail, and in some instances via email. The procedure for obtaining records and/or reports is outlined below.
Obtaining Copies of Public Records & Reports
Citizens wishing to obtain a public record or a copy of a report must complete and submit a "Public Records/Report Request Form". If you are submitting your request by mail, you must include a notarized copy of your picture identification and original signature along with the Public Records/Report Request Form. Click link for detailed information regarding the proof of identification requirements: YCSO Proof of Identification Requirements
Report requests may take up to 14 days to process, depending on the nature of the incident and if the case is still under investigation. Most reports will be available 5 working days after the date the request was submitted. A representative from our Records Department will contact you when the report is ready for pick-up or to notify you that the report has been mailed to you.
If you are requesting photographs, you will be contacted once they have been processed with the total cost and when they will be available for pick-up.
If you have questions regarding YCSO records or reports, you may contact the Records Department at (928) 329-2254.
NOTE: Picture identification will be required at the time of request and pick up.
Type of Records & Reports
Following are the various types records available:
Most incident reports are available 14 business days after the date of the incident. This would include thefts, burglaries, auto thefts, etc.
Traffic Accident Reports
Most traffic accident reports are available 14 business days from the date of the accident. Once a report has been completed and submitted to the Records Department by the Deputy, it may take Records Staff an additional 72 hours to process your request. You may contact the Records Department at (928) 329-2254 to check on report availability.
EXAMINING OR RECEIVING COPIES OF ACCIDENT REPORTS/PUBLIC RECORDS FOR COMMERCIAL SOLICITATION IS PROHIBITED BY ARIZONA STATE LAW. (Arizona Revised Statute 28-667)
Adult Arrest Record
Citizens wishing to obtain a copy of their arrest record and/or booking photo must complete and submit a "Public Records/Report Request Form". A "Letter of Incarceration" is available upon request. There is no fee for a notarized letter.
Fee Schedule for Records & Reports
The following fees apply to all public record and report requests:
| Record/Report Type
|Basic Incident Report (single face sheet)
|Incident Report (full copy)
|Traffic Accident Report
||$5.00 per CD
|Adult Arrest Record
|Booking Photo (black & white unless color photo is specifically requested)
|Letter of Incarceration
*Reports, letters and photo CDs to be mailed require pre-paid postage.
Types of payment accepted: Cash, personal check, money order, cashier’s check, and credit/debit. Checks should be made payable to the Yuma County Sheriff's Office.
Click on the links below to download the fill-in forms.
Public Records/Report Request Form (PDF)
Peticion de Archivos Publicos/Reporte (PDF)
NOTE: In order to fill-in and print the forms, you must have Adobe Acrobat Reader version 5.0 or greater installed on your hard drive. It is available free of charge and can be downloaded and installed by clicking on the Acrobat icon below.
For more information...
Contact our Records Department at (928) 329-2254.