Criminal History Record Check
The Yuma County Sheriff’s Office will conduct a criminal history record check upon request; however, you can only request a criminal history record check on yourself. A criminal history record check will only include contact that you have had with the Yuma County Sheriff’s Office within the last ten (10) years, unless otherwise specified in your request.

Requesting a Criminal History Record Check
To request a criminal history record check, you must complete and submit a Local Record Check form along with picture identification.

If you are submitting your request via U.S. mail, you must include a notarized copy of your picture identification and original signature along with the Local Record Check form. Click link for detailed information regarding the proof of identification requirements: YCSO Proof of Identification Requirements

NOTE: Forms received without the required proof of identification will be returned to the applicant without processing.

Mail completed Local Record Check form and proof of identification to: Yuma County Sheriff’s Office, ATTN: Records Department, 141 S. 3rd Avenue, Yuma, AZ  85364 (You must include a self-addressed stamped envelope).

Letter of No Record/Incarceration
If you require a certified “Letter of No Record” or “Letter of Incarceration”, please indicate this by checking the appropriate box on the form.

Please allow 3 business days for the request to be processed.

  • There is no charge for the local record check or the certified "Letter of No Record/Incarceration".
  • The record check and/or letter of no record/incarceration requested will only be kept on file for two (2) weeks from the date of request.                

Picture identification will be required at the time of request and pick up.

Click on the links below to download the fill-in forms.

Local Record Check PDF
Verificación de Antecedentes Penales Locales PDF

NOTE: In order to fill-in and print the forms, you must have Adobe Acrobat Reader version 5.0 or greater installed on your hard drive. It is available free of charge and can be downloaded and installed by clicking on the Acrobat icon below.
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Important to know...
The criminal history record checks done by the Yuma County Sheriff's Office will only include any contact with this department. To obtain criminal history records from other local law enforcement agencies, you must contact each agency separately.

State of Arizona Criminal History Record Check
For information regarding criminal history records in the state of Arizona, contact the Arizona Department of Public Safety's Criminal History Records Section at (602) 223-2222 or visit their web site:

National Criminal History Record Check
For information regarding criminal history records on a national level, contact the Federal Bureau of Investigations at:

FBI CJIS Division – Summary Request
1000 Custer Hollow Road
Clarksburg, WV 26306
Telephone: (304) 625-3878

You can also visit their web site:

Contact Information

For more information, contact our Records Department.

YCSO Records Department
160 S. 3rd Avenue, Suite B
Yuma, AZ 85364
Tel: (928) 329-2254
Fax: (928) 539-7891

Directions to YCSO Records Department

Lobby Hours:
8:00 AM-5:00 PM (excluding holidays)