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Merced County, CA Public Records

Merced County, California, is in the heart of the San Joaquin Valley and is home to over 250,000 residents. Merced County public records are accessible from online sources and in person by contacting or visiting the corresponding office. Record seekers may access vital records from the CA Department of Public Health: Vital Records Office. The office accepts mail requests and electronic submissions and sends the certificate by postage. Alternatively, record seekers may obtain birth and death records from the Public Health Services Vital Records Office. Authorized records from this office are only accessible to specific individuals, i.e., the parent or legal guardian, people entitled to the certificate per court order, law enforcement agency members, a direct relative of the registrant, and an attorney representing the registrant. Record seekers must complete a corresponding application form and pay a fee for the certificate. Merced County property records are accessible from the Merced County Recorder office. The office certifies and produces copies after paying the prescribed fees.

Courts in Merced County

Court Records in Merced County, California

Merced County court records are accessible from the Superior Court of California: Merced County. Record seekers can use the online records search to find limited civil, unlimited civil, and small claims case types. Adoption, juvenile, family law, criminal, probate, paternity, mental health, and traffic case information is not available to anyone other than those involved. The office may also grant access to these documents through the Clerk's Office. Alternatively, record seekers can find records from the Criminal Records Division of the Merced County District Attorney's office. Record seekers must complete and submit a record-search/copy form to the office via postage with applicable fees. Record seekers that want to access confidential and exempt court records must also include a court order for authorization.

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Jails and Prisons in Merced County

Find Inmate Search and Jail Records in Merced County, California

Merced County inmate records are for those incarcerated at the two primary correctional facilities in the county, the Main Jail and the John Latorraca Correctional Center. Both facilities are under the County Sheriff's Office. The office maintains and keeps records for the correctional facilities in the county. Record seekers can use the Merced County inmate search through the Sheriff's office to find inmates at the facilities. Record seekers can use criteria such as name, subject number, booking number, and housing facility to find an inmate. Alternatively, record seekers may scroll through the list to find inmates. The list provides a mugshot, name, race, gender, housing facility, and scheduled release date for every inmate. Each inmate's page also provides a charge description. Merced County has seven jails and prisons, with one jail and prison per 276 square miles.

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2840 West Sandy Mush Road
700 W. 22nd St., PO Box 2267

Police Departments and Sheriff Offices in Merced County

Arrest Records in Merced County, California

Merced County arrest records are available from the Merced County Sheriff's Office. The office is the principal law enforcement agency in the county where record seekers may obtain criminal records. Individuals may visit the office's Records Bureau to inquire about obtaining arrest, police, incident, and accident reports. Inquirers must produce details such as case number, date, and location of the event on a request form and then submit it with a copy of their ID in person. Record seekers may also make requests to the office via mail. Merced County has 12 police departments, with one police department per 161 square miles. The county ranks 23rd in police departments per square mile in the state. Merced County has a crime rate of 48.87 per 1,000 residents.

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