The Records Division consists of one shift operating 8 hours per day, 5 days per week. Public Services provided by the Records Division include:
Law Enforcement Reports
Reports can be requested by phone, or in person. The report should be made available for pick up within five days. A victim may obtain one free copy of a report; however, additional copies are provided for a $12.00 fee. Information is released per California State Law, Government Code Section 6254(f).
Letter of Clearance
A Letter of Clearance can be requested in person. You must have a valid Government issued identification card and provide it to the Records Division for verification prior to release of records. There is a fee of $15.00 per Letter of Clearance.
Vehicle Release and Impounded Vehicles
You must provide a valid license plate number or vehicle identification number (VIN). In order to obtain a vehicle that has been stored/impounded by the Avenal Police Department, you must have the following:
- Valid vehicle registration
- Proof of current vehicle insurance
- Registered owner must be present with a valid driver's license
- $100.00 City Administrative fee must be paid prior to release
If the registered owner does not possess a valid driver's license, someone with a valid driver's license must accompany the registered owner.
If your vehicle has been repossessed, there is a $20.00 City Administrative fee that must be paid prior to release.
Live Scan Fingerprints
You must have a completed Request for Live Scan form and all applicable fees must be paid. Appointments for Live Scan and scheduled Monday - Friday, 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM. You must bring a valid Government issued identification card and Request for Live Scan form with you to your scheduled appointment.