Sac Sheriff

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I report an abandoned vehicle?

How do I report parking violations?

Contact Sheriff's Office Non-Emergency Line at 916-874-5115

How do I report non-emergency traffic concerns?

My car was towed. How do I call to find out where it is?

Contact the Sheriff's Towing Enforcement at 916-876-6641 (Monday - Friday, 8:00am-3:30pm), the Sheriff's Communications Center at 916-874-5115 (24 hours/7 days), or any law enforcement agency with access to the California Law Enforcement Telecommunications System (CLETS).

How do I complain about barking dogs?

Contact Animal Control at 875-5232.

I was away and when I came home, I found my house had been broken into. Who do I call?

Contact the Sheriff's Communications Center at 916-874-5115. If you believe someone is still in your house, leave, call 9-1-1 and wait for an officer.

How do I get a copy of a crime report?

Our office is temporarily closed for moving and renovation of the new space. We expect to reopen in October 2020. Until that time, please use the telephone and email contacts to make arrangements for clearing your warrant.

How do I find out if a Detective is working my case?

Contact your local Service Center for the telephone number of the responsible Detective Section. Ensure that you have your report number and can relate where the crime occurred.

How do I get information about someone that was arrested?

Contact the Sacramento County Main Jail at 916-874-6752. They can advise you if someone has been arrested, the charges, whether or not they will be released on bail, cited or released on their own recognizance and they will also provide bail amount.

How do I get a restraining order?

Contact the William Ridgeway Courthouse, 3341 Power Inn Road (1st Floor) or call 916-875-3400 for information.

How do I sue someone in small claims court?

Contact Small Claims Court at the Carol Miller Justice Center, 301 Bicentennial Circle, or call 916-875-7200.

How do I report transients harassing my customers?

Contact the Sheriff's Communications Center at 916-874-5115 when the transients are physically there. If the transients have left, contact your local Service Center to ask for POP Officer assistance in controlling the problem.

How do I report my car stolen?

Contact the California Highway Patrol at 916-861-1300.

My car was broken into. Who do I call?

Contact the local Sheriff's Service Center or other responsible law enforcement agency in the area where the crime occurred.

How do I report housing code violations?

My car is missing. It might have been repossessed. Who can I call?

Contact the Sheriff's Towing Enforcement at 916-876-6641 (Monday - Friday, 8:00am–3:30pm), the Sheriff's Communications Center at 916-874-5115 (24 hours/7 days), or any law enforcement agency with access to the California Law Enforcement Telecommunications System (CLETS).

What are the crime stats in my area?

How do I report cars speeding through my neighborhood?

Contact the California Highway Patrol Dispatch (24/7) at 916-861-1300.

How do I get legal papers served?

Who do I contact for child custody issues?

Why should I file a crime report?

Primarily, you need to ensure that items taken in a crime are identified as stolen property so they can be returned to you if located. This relates to physical property, but, just as critically, account numbers and other personal identifying information may be compromised and later used in other crimes. Secondly, many law enforcement crime prevention resources are focused using crime statistics from reported crimes. Thirdly, many insurance companies will not process claims related to crimes without a valid report.

Where can I get live scan fingerprints taken?

I live in the City of Sacramento and I need to file a crime report.

How do I report someone illegally dumping garbage or hazardous materials?

My neighbor and I are not getting along, what can we do?

Contact your local Sheriff's Service Center and ask for assistance from a POP Officer. You can also contact the Sacramento Mediation Center for assistance at 916-441-7979.

How do I call for a deputy?

For crimes in progress or other life-threatening emergencies, call 911. For non-emergency dispatch, call 916-874-5115. Listen carefully to the recording and select the appropriate option.

How do I request extra patrols in my neighborhood?

Contact your local Sheriff's Service Center for assistance in dealing with neighborhood problems. Other resources and options are often more useful and available than extra patrols.

How do I report my child being assaulted on the way home from school?

If your child requires medical attention, obtain needed medical assistance and contact the Sheriff's Communications Center at 916-874-5115 for a deputy to be dispatched. For other reports, contact the school for assistance from a School Resource Officer or School Safety Officer. If the problem is still unresolved, contact your local Sheriff's Service Center for assistance.

How do I report people dealing drugs?

I think someone is using my name and passing forged checks.

Obtain all available documents from your bank or financial institution. Contact the Sheriff's Service Center in the area where you live for assistance. In California, Identity Theft crimes are reported based on where the victim lives, not where the crimes are occurring.

How do I report a lost or stolen cellular phone?

Contact the local Sheriff's Service Center or other law enforcement agency in the area where the cellular phone was lost or stolen. You may have to make your report based on where you last had or used your phone. When you call, be sure to have your Electronic Serial Number (ESN). You can obtain this from your cellular telephone company.

How do I get assistance with evictions?

How do I report a stolen vehicle license plate?

Contact the California Highway Patrol at: NORTH SACRAMENTO CHP
5109 Tyler Street
Sacramento 95841-2583
916-338-6710

SOUTH SACRAMENTO CHP
6 Massie Court
Sacramento 95826-4390
916-681-2300

If the plate was stolen within the City of Rancho Cordova, please call RCPD dispatch at 916-362-5115.

I know who stole my property... why doesn't the Sheriff's Office arrest the person right now?

Deputies arriving at a crime in progress are often able to accomplish an arrest on the spot. Except for critical situations, crimes reported after-the-fact require detailed gathering of information for investigation. Facts and evidence developed during the investigative process must be sufficient for an arrest warrant to be issued. Often, investigative workload and priorities mean that some cases are not processed as quickly as victims perceive they should be. Knowing who is assigned to your case and providing any additional discovered information is often vital to getting a case resolved.

How do I get an alarm permit?

An Alarm Permit Application must be filled out and returned with the fee to get a permit activated. Mail the signed application with a $50.00 check to:

Sacramento County Sheriff
Attn: Alarm Ordinance Bureau
4500 Orange Grove Avenue
Sacramento, CA 95841

For further information visit the Alarm Ordinance Bureau.

How do I file a complaint concerning Sheriff's Office personnel?

How do I report child abuse?

Sacramento County Child Protective Services investigates child abuse and neglect and provides services to keep children safe.

24 Hour Child Abuse Hotline
916-875-5437
916-875-KIDS

How do I report a lost item at the Sacramento International Airport?

If you've lost something at the Sacramento International Airport, contact airport personnel at 916-874-0701.

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916-874-5115

TDD Non-Emergency

916-874-7128

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