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Glendale Arrest, Court, and Public Records

What are Glendale Public Records?

According to the Arizona Public Records Law, Glendale public records include any record created and maintained by government entities performing their duties in the city. These records include criminal records, court records, police reports, and vital records and come in various forms like written, typed, pictures, audio, video, etc. Some records may however be labeled as confidential and by law are exempt from public view. Examples of these include:

  • Adoption records
  • Some types of medical record
  • Trade secrets
  • Donor records
  • Any record that the release of which would mean an invasion of privacy

Glendale Crime Statistics

The Glendale Police Department forwards the crime statistics of the city to the Federal Bureau of Investigation as part of the Uniform Crime Reporting System (UCR). These statistics are used to monitor crime trends in an area and provide the relevant decision-makers with accurate and up-to-date information and data. According to the FBI UCR for 2018 and 2019, Glendale City had a 88% increase in murder from 9 cases to 17 cases in 2019. In 2019, a reduction in crime was noted with robbery, rape, assault, burglary, and larceny reducing by 28.3%. 42.7%, 23.9%, 13.7%, and 21.%.

Are Glendale’s Criminal Records Public?

According to the Arizona Public Records Act, not all Glendale criminal records are public. The criminal records section of the Arizona Department of Public Safety handles requests for Glendale criminal records. Residents may request a copy of their own criminal records but requests for another person's records are restricted to law enforcement and prospective employers. Requesters will need to complete and mail in a review packet containing the following:

  • Personal and contact information
  • Fingerprint card
  • Self-addressed and stamped envelope

The complete packet should be mailed to the criminal records section at:

Arizona Department of Public Safety
Criminal History Records Unit
P.O. Box 18450
Phoenix, AZ 85005-8450

Requesters may call the criminal records section at (602) 223-2222 and request a blank request pack they can complete and send in. Prospective employers requesting employees' criminal record history may contact the applications team at (602) 223-2223 for more information.

How to Obtain Police Reports and Arrest Records

To obtain incident reports and other police reports, requesters will need to download and fill out the public records request form. This form is available on the Glendale Police Department website and requesters are required to fill out all the areas highlighted in yellow. Requesters are also required to provide a valid email address and phone number where they can be contacted for any questions. The completed form should be sent via US Mail to the Glendale Police Department at:

Glendale Police Department
Attn: Records
6835 N 57th Drive
Glendale, AZ 85301

The records cost $0.20 and an invoice for payment due will be mailed together with the completed request.

How to Find Sex Offender Information in Glendale

To obtain Glendale City sex offender information the requester will need to visit the sex offender section of the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office website. A link to the state sex offender database is also available on the Arizona Department of Public Safety website. The search tools on these websites allow search for sex offenders using criteria like names, addresses, zip codes, and cities

How to Find Glendale Inmate Records

The Glendale City Jail is a temporary holding facility for individuals awaiting court appearances. Members of the public can obtain information about anyone that may be held in this facility by contacting Glendale Police Department. Most inmates will be transferred to any of the Maricopa County facilities administered by the sheriff’s office. Information about inmates housed in any of these jails can be found using the inmate information and inmate mugshot search tools on the sheriff’s office website. These facilities allow users to locate inmate information by name, date of birth, booking number, facially. Information that can be obtained from these tools includes full names, physical descriptions, pictures, crimes committed, and arrest details.

How Do I Visit an Inmate in Glendale City Jail?

The Glendale City Jail is a holding facility for inmates awaiting court appearances and has no provision for visitation. Glendale inmates serving long-term sentences are transferred to any of the detention facilities administered by the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office. The Maricopa Sheriff’s Office provides both remote and onsite video visitation services for inmates and their visitors. To visit an inmate, the visitor is required to create an account on the GettingOut website run by the Global Tel Link system. The application can be downloaded and installed on home computers and mobile phones via the IOS and Android stores. On-site video visitation is available at the Maricopa 4th Avenue facility and the Lower Buckeye facility and a 20-minute visit will cost $7.95. Inmates are also given a free 20-minute visit per week which either be a remote or on-site visit. To start a visit, the inmate must click the “visit now” option on the GettingOut video visitation system application. The visit can be initiated at any time and visits cost $0.25 per minute.

Court Records

Glendale Court records can be viewed or acquired from the clerk of the Glendale City Court by filing a public request form and returning it to the court. Requesters may also contact the clerk of courts for the Maricopa Superior court to provide court records for the city.

Locations of Courts in Glendale

Glendale City Court
5711 West Glendale Avenue,
Glendale, AZ 85301
Phone: (623) 930-2400
Fax: (623) 937-8860

Are Glendale Court Records Public?

Arizona Public Records Law states that court records are public records except when a case is specifically exempt by the records’ law or court order. Hence, any citizen may copy, view, or otherwise request Glendale court records from their respective custodians.

Can You Look Up a Glendale Court Case Online?

The Glendale City Court website provides a link to the online case search tool for the Arizona supreme court. Information on criminal and civil cases in Arizona Superior Courts can also be viewed using the eAccess portal on the Arizona Supreme Court websites.

How to Obtain Glendale Civil Court Case Records

Civil court case records for Glendale City can be obtained from either the city court or from the Maricopa County Superior Court. The requester may fill the public request form available on the city court webpage and indicate the method of collection on the form. In-person and mailed requests should be sent to the city court at:

Glendale City Court
5711 West Glendale Avenue,
Glendale, AZ 85301

A $17 search fee will be charged for each record search and the records themselves cost $0.50 per page. The records can be certified for an extra $17 per case record. After receipt of the request the court will contact the requester to verify the request receipt and arrange payment. The request may take between 7 and 10 days to be processed especially if the requested records are stored off-site. Requesters may also call the city court at (623) 930-2400 for any inquiries. Civil records for Glendale can be obtained by mailing a request containing details of the requested record to the Clerk of the Maricopa Superior Court at:

Correspondence Section
Clerk of the Superior Court
201 West Jefferson Street
Phoenix, AZ 85003

Civil court records can be viewed online in the Civil Court Records section of the Maricopa Superior Court website.

How to Obtain Glendale Criminal Court Records

Criminal records for Glendale City can be requested from the Glendale City Court. Requesters will be required to fill a record request form available in the records section of the city court webpage. Requests can be brought in-person or mailed to the City Court at:

Glendale City Court
5711 West Glendale Avenue,
Glendale, AZ 85301

The records cost $0.50 per page and an extra $17 for certifying the records. Requesters will be charged a $17 search fee for each record requested. Any requesters requiring further information may call the city court at (623) 930-2400.

Criminal records may also be obtained from the Clerk of the Maricopa County Superior Court by mailing a written request with details of the record to:

Correspondence Section
Clerk of the Superior Court
201 West Jefferson Street
Phoenix, AZ 85003

Criminal court records for Glendale can be searched online via the Maricopa County Superior Court website.

What are Glendale Vital Records?

Glendale City vital records are records documenting the life events that happen within the city. These records include marriage records, divorce records, birth, and death records. These records for Glendale can be obtained from their custodians at the Maricopa County Office of Vital Records and Maricopa County Clerk of Superior Court.

Where and How to Obtain Glendale Divorce Records

Glendale divorce records and decrees are maintained by the Maricopa County Superior Court. They can be obtained by contacting the clerk of courts by phone, in-person, or by mail.

To obtain a Glendale divorce record by phone, requesters will need to call the court clerk at (602) 37-CLERK, or (602) 372-5375. Requesters are required to have details like the:

  • Type of record
  • Case number
  • Case parties names at the time of the divorce case
  • Filing date
  • Numbers of pages.

Requesters also need to provide a valid phone number and email address where they can be reached to answer any questions.

To request the divorce records in person the requester will need to come in person to any of the four court locations listed below.

Customer Service Center
601 W. Jackson
Phoenix, AZ 85003

Northwest Regional Court Center
14264 W. Tierra Buena Lane
Surprise, AZ 85374

Southeast Court Complex
222 E. Javelina Ave.
Mesa, AZ 85210

Northeast Regional Court Center
18380 N. 40th St., Suite 120
Phoenix, AZ 85032

The locations have public access record terminals that can be used to search and request the required records. Requesters may come in and use them during normal office hours on Monday to Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Requests by mail are made by mailing a written request including the above-listed information to the clerk of the court at:

Correspondence Section
Clerk of the Superior Court
201 West Jefferson Street
Phoenix, AZ 85003

Fees for the record are $0.50 per page and $30 to certify the document. If the request is in-person payment is accepted in cash or credit and debit cards. Requesters should be aware that a search charge of $30 will be charged if insufficient information was supplied to identify the record. For requests by mail or phone, after it has been received and assessed, the office will send an invoice statement to the provided mail or email. Payment can be made by mailing a money order for the amount payable to the clerk of courts. Payments by card can also be made over the phone by calling (602) 37-CLERK, or (602) 372-5375.

Mailed requests should provide a self-addressed and stamped envelope or include a $7 fee for handling and postage. More information and online request facilities can be found in the records section of the Maricopa Clerk of the Superior Court website.

Where and How to Get Marriage Records in Glendale

Marriage records for Glendale may be obtained by visiting the court location. Requests for copies of a Glendale marriage license can be made by sending a written request to the clerk of court at:

Correspondence Section
Clerk of the Superior Court
201 West Jefferson Street
Phoenix, AZ 85003

Any marriage record request should include the following information for a quick and accurate search.

  • The full legal names of both applicants before the marriage
  • The year the marriage took place
  • The marriage license number (if known)

Requesters should also indicate if the records are for a name change with the social security administration. The fee for the certified copies of marriage licenses in paper format with a raised seal is $30.50. The fee is payable via money order to the clerk of courts with the customer's name, address, and phone number on the front. Requests should also include a business-size, self-addressed stamped envelope for returning the records. Instead of the envelope, a requester may add a $7 postage and packaging fee to the initial total payment.

Where and How to Find Glendale Birth Records

Glendale City birth certificates can be requested from the Maricopa Department of Public Health or from the Arizona Department of Health Services (ADHS) at the state level. Birth and Death records for Arizona are not public and can only be requested by eligible people. However, these records become public records after a certain period of time.

Obtaining Copies of Glendale Birth Certificates

Residents are able to request Glendale City birth records in person, by mail, or online. To obtain the record in person, the requester may come into any of four locations within the county. The requester will be required to come in with a filled birth certificate application form, the required fees, and a valid signed photo ID. As this record is only issued to eligible persons, requesters will be required to also bring in any documentation that proves their eligibility.

Requesting by mail involves mailing in the complete form, the fees, a copy of your photo ID, and any documents proving eligibility. The records cost $5 for a non-certified copy and $20 for a certified copy of the birth record. The fees are accepted in money orders, cashier’s checks, cash, and credit cards. Cash and card payments are only accepted for in-person requests. Requesters should note that all documents submitted and their eligibility will be verified before the request is fulfilled. The Glendale City birth records can also be obtained at the state level from the Arizona Department of Health Services (ADHS), Bureau of Vital Records.

Where and How to Find Glendale Death Records

Interested parties may obtain Glendale City records from the Maricopa County Department of Public Health. The records may be obtained in person, by mail, or online. In-person requests can be made by walking into any of the available office locations from Monday to Friday between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Requesters will be required to bring the following items

  • A completely filled death record application
  • a valid, signed, photo ID
  • The appropriate fees
  • all documents necessary to establish lawful eligibility

Proof eligibility is required because death records are not public records and are only issued to eligible persons. Acquiring the records by mail involves mailing the complete application form, the fees, and copies of the photo ID and proof of eligibility. The fee for the records is $5 for uncertified copies of the record and $20 for certified copies. The department of public health accepts payments in cash and credit cards if the request was made in person. Mailed-in rests may include a cashier's check or money order for the appropriate fee. Death and birth records for cities in Arizona can also be searched for online using the genealogy search tool on the ADHS website.