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Records Unit

The Public and Records Unit provides a variety of services and information to the community. Our mission is to deliver professional, courteous service and timely accurate information in accordance with record release and privacy laws.

Public and Records Unit Business Hours

  • Hours Monday - Friday
  • 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
  • Closed weekends and holidays
  • Contact 530-889-7812

What does the Public and Records Unit do?

The Public and Records Unit assists citizens in many areas. Citizens can contact us when they need assistance with the following:
  • Copies of reports for citizens that were victims or involved parties, insurance companies, attorneys, and other law enforcement agencies.
  • Accident reports in the towns of Colfax and Loomis for victims or involved parties, insurance companies, attorneys, and other law enforcement agencies   
    • If you are an involved party in a vehicle accident you can request a copy of your accident report online (see Accident Report Copy Request)
  • Finger printing and live scans for certification, licensing, and employment background checks
  • Some county permits and license applications (see Permits/License)
  • Registering convicted criminals for specific drug, sex, gang, or arson offenses
    Most services require an appointment please call prior to coming to the office.

Fingerprint, Live Scan Information

Image of Scanned fingerprintPlacer County Sheriff's Office provides fingerprint registration via Live Scan technology which submits your digitally scanned fingerprints directly to the California Department of Justice.  To schedule an appointment, please call the appropriate office listed below. If you have any questions regarding Live Scan, you may read more about the service by clicking here. Adobe Reader

Please note the following for Live Scan service:

  • A completed Live Scan form which is provided by the requesting  agency/ employer etc.
  • Your hands should be clean, dry and free of any lotions and/or oils
  • Fees will vary depending on the level of clearance your employer/agency is requesting

Location Hours available

Auburn office

Physical Address:

2929 Richardson Dr
Auburn CA 9560

Office Phone (non-911): Phone (530) 889-7800

  • By appointment only: Monday, Wednesday & Friday between 8:00am and 4:00pm

Tahoe City Sub

Physical Address:

2501 N. Lake Blvd
P.O. Box 1710
Tahoe City CA 96145

Office Phone (non-911): 530-581-6301

  • By appointment only:Wednesday, Thursday & Friday between 10:00am and 2:00pm

South Placer Substation

Physical Address:

6140 Horseshoe Bar Rd
Suite D
Loomis CA 95650

Office Phone (non-911): 916-652-2400

  • By appointment only: Monday thru Thursday between 8:00am and 3:00pm

Roseville PD
(916) 746-1039

Roseville Police Department
1051 Junction Blvd
Roseville, CA 95678

(916) 746-1049 - Fax

  • Hours: 9:00am - 6:00pm, Tuesday-Friday, Walk-ins welcome.

Vehicle Release

The Sheriff’s Public and Records unit is responsible for collecting fees and releasing the following towed vehicles:
  1. Impounded vehicles 5, 10, 15, and 30 day holds
  2. Towed and Stored (No Hold)
  3. Recovered
  4. Abandoned
  5. Repossessed
Public and Records Unit Business Hours
  • Hours Monday - Friday
  • 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
  • Limited hours on Saturday 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
  • Contact 530-889-7812
  • No releases on Holiday’s There are TWO steps to getting your car released:


Call 530-889-7812 (hours are listed above). This is so we can give accurate, updated, and specific information on the release of your vehicle. We can save you the trip to the office if the vehicle can not be released until a specific date.

When coming to the office make sure you have the following with you:

  • If you are taking possession of the vehicle on behalf of the registered owner, you will need them to complete the following form provided along with a copy of their photo identification.

               Permission to obtain vehicle

  • Current /Valid Registration and/or Moving Permit or Temporary Operating permit
  • Valid drivers license or a driver with a valid drivers license
  • Fees in exact cash - $75.00 to be paid to the Placer County Sheriff’s Office
  • A copy of the vehicle tow report is helpful

Note: In addition to the Sheriff’s fees, tow companies charge daily storage fees. As fees may vary please check with the tow company for the actual charge.