Pima County Arrest, Court, and Public Records
Pima County recorded 63 murders, 610 rapes, 1,657 robberies, and 2,710 aggravated assaults in 2017, the most recent year with a complete set of crime statistics. Property crime reports in the county that year include 6,482 burglaries, 30,027 larcenies, 3,179 motor vehicle thefts, and 223 arsons. Compared to 2013 figures, murder (10%), burglary (13.4%), larceny (20.3%), and arson (5.5%) rates decreased. A five-year crime trend for the county also shows increased incidences of rape (84.3%), robbery (35%), aggravated assault (0.8%), and motor vehicle theft (5.6%).
The Pima County Sheriff’s Department releases non-confidential police and accident reports to parties involved upon request. It accepts both in-person and mail requests. Visit its office or mail your request to:
Pima County Sheriff’s Department
Attn: Records Maintenance
1650 E. Benson Hwy, Suite C
Tucson, AZ 85714-1758
The Records office opens to the public from Monday to Friday between 8:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. The Sheriff’s Department charges $5 for each report and an additional 25 cents per page for documents that are over 20 pages.
Pima County has a dedicated OffenderWatch webpage for searching for registered sex offenders living in the county. Managed by the Sheriff’s Department, this finder tool searches the statewide database of sex offenders. Use the Name Search feature to find individual offenders by name. Alternatively, see all sex offenders residing in different areas of Pima County by searching with zip codes. The public can also search for non-compliant offenders using this tool.
The Sheriff’s Department maintains all inmate and jail records for Pima County. In addition to providing information about inmate visitation and phone services, the Department also provides a handy inmate locator tool on its website. Enter a last name into the search field to find all inmates with that name in the county’s correctional facilities.
Case documents from Pima County Consolidated Justice Court are available on a central online portal known as Case Search. Use it to find records by name, case number, and compliant number. This portal includes all court records except for those where the defendant is a juvenile. To request for copies of court documents, fill the Online Request Form.
The Arizona Judicial Branch also has a separate Public Access portal for searching for court records in Pima County. Note that not all courts in the county put their records on this portal. For example, Pima County Superior Court hosts its case files on another website. To find records for this court, visit the Record Search website maintained by the Pima County Clerk of the Superior Court. This search tool is also useful for finding marriage licenses issued in the county.
The Vital Records Office of Pima County Health Department is responsible for issuing copies of birth and death certificates. To obtain one of these records in person, visit the Office of Vital Records located at 3950 S. Country Club Road, Tucson and head to Window 1. The office is open to the public from Monday to Friday between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. However, to get certified copies of birth and death certificates on the same day, requesters must arrive at the office no later than 3:00 p.m.
Pima County residents can also send mail requests to the Vital Records Office. Start by completing a Birth Certificate Application Form (also available in Spanish) or a Death Certificate Application Form (Spanish). Include a valid ID or a notary signature and seal on the application form. Mail the completed application to:
Abrams Public Health Center
Office of Vital Records
3950 S. Country Club Road
Tucson, AZ 85714
The fee for a birth or death certificate is $20.