The Records Unit is available during daytime business hours Monday through Friday. The primary function of the Records Unit is the storage and dissemination of police reports, citations, and other related documentation for the day-to-day police processes. Some of those items include the release of police report copies, vehicle impound releases, letters of good conduct and various other duties in support of the other department units. Parking passes for permit areas within the City of Auburn are processed via this unit annually.
The California Public Records Act states police crime reports are public records but there are some exemptions that prohibit the release of certain reports or portions of a report to the public. Collision reports are releasable to drivers, authorized representative of the driver, owners of vehicles or of property damaged and persons who may incur civil liability. (CVC20012).
• Police Reports
• Traffic Collision Reports
• Vehicle Releases
• Court Mandated Registrations
• Citation sign offs,
• Visa Letters
Some reports have fees associated. Please see the fee schedule.
A police report can be obtained through the Records Division for $5 (cash or check only). Fill out the Records Request form and bringing it to the Police Department. Certain reports are restricted. But you may be able to obtain a copy of a report, if you are the victim, if the case is not under investigation or restricted.
Traffic Collision Reports
To obtain a copy of an accident report from Records Division, you must be listed as a registered owner, driver, passenger, owner of the property involved or an authorized representative of those listed on the accident report. The report will cost $5 (cash or check only).
The Auburn Police Department has collaborated with CrashDocs.org to provide our accident reports online. Interested parties: citizens, insurance companies, and investigators can purchase reports online. Noncriminal accident reports are available online from October 2015 to present. The fee is $5 per report. You will need an Auburn Police Department report number (AR#), date of accident, driver or involved party's last name, and a valid credit card to access your report for a quick and easy download. All questions related to CrashDocs.org may be answered by visiting their website.
Fatal traffic accident reports or the police reports related to an accident report, such as a DUI, will not be available online. These reports must be requested through the Records Division. The documents provided to you in response to a Public Records Request will have been edited in accordance with California Government Code Sections 6250-6270. Information subject to editing includes, but is not limited to, date of birth and social security number.
Storage Vehicles which have been towed for storage by the Police Department may be released to the registered or legal owner provided the vehicle has current registration and insurance. Vehicles are released during Records Division business hours and require payment of a $51 administrative fee, payable by cash or check at the time of release.
Impounded Vehicles will not be available for release until 30 days after the date of impound. After 30 days, the vehicle may be released to the registered or legal owner provided the vehicle has current registration and insurance. Vehicles are released during Records Division business hours and require payment of a $51 administrative fee, payable by cash or check at the time of release.
Repossessed Vehicles which are stored in the City's jurisdiction requires a vehicle release. The vehicle may be released to the registered or legal owner provided the vehicle has current registration and insurance. Vehicles are released during Records Division business hours. The vehicle release fee is $15 payable by cash or check at the time of release.
Court Mandated Registrants
People required to register for 290 PC, 11590 H&S, or 457.1 PC, must call or visit the Records Division, during business hours, to obtain an appointment to register.
There are multiple types of visa letters requested by various countries. If the country just requires your criminal background within the city limits of Auburn, a letter can be written by the Police Department.
If the country requires a state wide criminal background, a Livescan fingerprint can be performed. The California Department of Justice will send to you a letter with your criminal background, for a fee of $40 ($25 DOJ, $15 Auburn Police) payable by cash or check.
If the country requires a nationwide criminal background, you can send a fingerprint card to the FBI and they will send you a letter. The Auburn Police Department can produce a fingerprint card for a fee of $10, payable by cash or check. The FBI will charge an additional $18 to process the fingerprint card.