Yavapai County Arrest, Court, and Public Records

Criminal Statistics

The Arizona Department of Public Safety compiles annual crime reports of the state with the support of data provided by county enforcement agencies. According to 2017 reports, Yavapai county recorded 3,120 incidents of larceny-theft, 769 burglaries and 240 incidents of vehicle theft. The county also recorded 575 incidents of aggravated assault and 78 reported rapes, marking an increase in violent crimes and a slight downturn in property crime compared to 2016 data.

Criminal Records

The Arizona Department of Public Safety maintains a central repository of criminal records for the state of Arizona and its constituting cities and counties. Authorized individuals and agencies may request copies of criminal records from the department. At the county level, the Yavapai County Sheriff's Office maintains and conducts criminal history records and local background checks respectively.

How to Get Criminal Records

Personnel within the Law Enforcement Records Section of the Yavapai County Sheriff's Office responds to requests for local criminal history records and background checks. Interested persons may send a written request to the Sheriff's Office via mail, which should indicate the name of the subject of the check as well as the purpose for requesting the record. Queries may also be made in person during business hours at any of the substation offices at:

255 E. Gurley Street,
First Floor,
Prescott, AZ, 86301 (Prescott)

12606 Main Street,
Mayer, AZ 86333 (Mayer)

2830 N. Commonwealth Dr.,
Ste 104,
Camp Verde, AZ 86322 (Camp Verde)

How to Get Arrest Records and Police Reports

Arrest records and police reports may be obtained at the Yavapai County Sheriff's Office. Requesting persons are required to send a written request via mail (or deliver one in person) which should be accompanied by a completed Non-commercial Public Data Request Form or a Commercial Public Data Request Form as well as a payment of cheque or money order payment of $5. Requests may be delivered to any of the substation offices in person or sent via mail to the:

Yavapai Sheriff's Office
Law Enforcement Records Section
Yavapai County Government
1015 Fair Street
Prescott, Arizona 86305

How to Find The Sex Offender Registry and Other Sex Offender Information

The Yavapai County Sheriff's Office maintains a registry of sex offenders residing within the county. All information on the registry is public record and can be used by interested persons to track the location, compliance and conducts of sex offenders in Yavapai. Residents may search offenders on the registry by location, name or proximity to specific addresses and may also choose to register for the Sheriffs Email Alerts to stay up to date about any relevant changes in sex offender behavior or location within the county.

How to Find Inmate and Jail Information

All relevant information concerning persons incarcerated in Yavapai County is managed on the jail & inmate information center of the Yavapai County Sheriff's office. Incarcerated persons can be located by calling the Detention Facility information center at (928) 567-7734 or by using the Yavapai online inmate search tool, which provides general information, such as the inmate's booking date, location, and booking number.

Court Records

Where and How to Get Court Records

The Yavapai County Clerk of Superior Court officially maintains all court records of civil, criminal, juvenile, domestic and probate cases filed within the county. The office is tasked with providing public access to the records in compliance with state statutes and rules. Non-confidential records can be accessed by self-serving using the Arizona Public Access to Court Information service website which houses state-wide court records. Users can search through case records by the name of the plaintiff/defendant or case number.

Location of All Courts in County

Listed below are the locations and contact information of all the courthouses in Yavapai County, Arizona:

Yavapai County Superior Court - Camp Verde
2840 North Commonwealth Drive,
Camp Verde, AZ 86322
Phone: (928) 567-7741
Fax: (928) 567-7720

Yavapai County Superior Court - Juvenile
Juvenile Justice Center
1100 Prescott Lakes Parkway,
Prescott, AZ 86301
Phone: (928) 771-3103

Yavapai County Superior Court - Prescott
Yavapai County Courthouse
120 South Cortez Street,
Prescott, AZ 86303
Phone: (928) 771-3312
Fax: (928) 777-3022

Bagdad Justice Court
100 Main Street,
Bagdad, AZ 86321
Phone: (928) 427-3318
Fax: (928) 771-3362

Mayer Justice Court
12840 Central Avenue,
P.O. Box 245,
Mayer, AZ 86333
Phone: (928) 771-3355

Prescott Consolidated Justice/City Court
Yavapai County Courthouse
120 South Cortez Street,
Prescott, AZ 86303
Phone: (928) 771-3300

Seligman Justice Court
54150 Floyd Street,
P.O. Box 56,
Seligman, AZ 86337
Phone: (928) 422-3281
Fax: (928) 422-5982

Verde Valley Justice Court
10 South 6th Street,
Cottonwood, AZ 86326
Phone: (928) 639-5820
Fax: (928) 639-5828

Yarnell Justice Court
22591 Looka Way,
P.O. Box 65, Yarnell, AZ 85362
Phone: (928) 427-3318
Fax: (928) 771-3362

Camp Verde Municipal Court
435 South Main Street,
Suite 206-A, Camp Verde, AZ 86322
Phone: (928) 567-6635
Fax: (928) 567-9049

Chino Valley Municipal Court
1988 North Road 1 West,
Chino Valley, AZ 86323
Phone: (928) 636-4534
Fax: (928) 636-1902

Clarkdale Magistrate Court
10 South 6th Street,
Cottonwood, AZ 86326
Phone: (928) 649-7730
Fax: (928) 649-7739

Cottonwood Municipal Court
665 East Mingus Avenue,
Cottonwood, AZ 86326
Phone: (928) 634-7537
Fax: (928) 634-7864

Dewey-Humboldt Magistrate Court
2735 South Highway 69,
P.O. Box 492, Dewey-Humboldt, AZ 86329
Phone: (928) 632-0008
Fax: (928) 632-7987

Jerome Municipal Court
600 Clark Street,
P.O. Box 335, Jerome, AZ 86331
Phone: (928) 649-3250
Fax: (928) 634-5462

Prescott Consolidated Justice/City Court
Yavapai County Courthouse
120 South Cortez Street,
Prescott, AZ 86303
Phone: (928) 771-3300

Prescott Valley Magistrate Court
Prescott Valley Civic Center
7501 Civic Circle,
Prescott Valley, AZ 86314
Phone: (928) 772-8277
Fax: (928) 772-0649

Sedona Municipal Court
102 Roadrunner Drive,
Sedona, AZ 86336
Phone: (928) 282-1189
Fax: (928) 204-7151

Where and How to Get Property Records

The Yavapai County Recorder maintains documents of real property recorded by its office. Interested members of the public may obtain copies of deeds, mortgage documents, liens, and plats by purchasing them from the Yavapai County Self Service Database. Users will require the recording number of the property, as well as the date of the recording to make a copy purchase request. Searching or viewing unofficial copies on the site is free. However, official copies are watermark-free and cost $1 per page, while certified copies will be sent via mail for $3+$1 per page of the document requested. All payments can be made via credit card and will attract an additional charge of $1.25 per transaction.

Vital Records

The Arizona Department of Health Services only provides access to vital records to eligible persons. Similarly, the Yavapai Community Health Service and the Yavapai Clerk of Superior Courts co-manage and issue Yavapai county's vital records. Birth and death records can be made available to eligible requestors through the YCHS while the Superior Court Clerk responds to requests for copies of marriage and divorce records.

Where and How to Get Divorce Records

Copies of divorce records for decrees granted in the county can be requested from the office of the Yavapai Superior Court Clerk. Requestors may self-serve using the Arizona Public Access to Court Information service website which maintains state-wide records. To use this service, the requesting party must have information relating to the divorce including the names of the divorcees and the date of filing.

Where and How to Get Marriage Records

Marriage records of marriages licensed in the county are also maintained by the office of the Yavapai Superior Court Clerk. Interested persons may access copies of marriage licenses and certificates using the Arizona Public Access to Court Information service website. Users may search the site by the names of the spouses or the date which the license was issued

Where and How to Get Birth and Death Records

Access to birth and death records of Yavapai county residents are restricted to the registrant, their parents, spouse, a sibling or close relation or persons legally authorized to access the record. Eligible requestors may query the Yavapai Community Health Service completing a birth certificate application or death certificate application. The requesting party is required to enclose along with the completed form, the appropriate fee (as indicated on the application), a photocopy of the requestor's ID, proof of relationship and a self-addressed, stamped envelope. These should then be sent to:

Yavapai County Community Health Services
1090 Commerce Drive
AZ 86303
(928) 771-3125