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Yuma County Arrest, Court, and Public Records

Crime Numbers

Crime statistics for Yuma County comes from the Arizona Department of Public Safety. Its published reports show that the county recorded 17 murders, 77 rapes, 86 robberies, and 519 aggravated assaults in 2017. In the same year, reported incidences of property crimes include 1,026 burglaries, 2,809 larceny-thefts, 362 motor vehicle thefts, and 51 arsons.

Compared to crime data for 2013, murder (41.7%), rape (51%), robbery (41%), motor vehicle theft (10.7%), and arson (45.7%) rates rose in Yuma County in 2017. The five-year crime trend for the county also shows falling aggravated assault (20.9%), burglary (34.6%), and larceny-theft (17.4%) rates.

Criminal Records

The Sheriff’s Office provides local criminal history record checks for Yuma County and accepts requests for this service in person and by mail. Individuals can only request background checks on themselves. To obtain a criminal history report, complete and submit a Local Background Check form (Spanish), along with a valid photo ID, to:

Yuma County Sheriff's Office
Main Office/Administration
141 S. 3rd Avenue
Yuma, AZ 85364

When sending a mail request, the requester must include a notarized copy of their photo ID as well as their original signature.

The Yuma County Sheriff’s Office does not charge for local background checks. However, it charges for case, incident, and accident reports. To obtain these police records in person, visit the Records Department of the Sheriff’s Office at the address listed above. Bring along a completed Public Records/Report Request Form (Spanish).

Alternatively, send the completed form by email to SORec@ycso.yumacountyaz.gov. The Records Department also accepts mail requests for police reports. Requesters must include copies of their valid photo IDs and send these along with completed forms to:

Yuma County Sheriff’s Office
Attn: Records Department
141 S. 3rd Avenue
Yuma, AZ 85364

The Yuma County Sheriff’s Office charges $3 for each case report. The fee is also the same for each traffic accident report while an incident report costs $1. Photos and audio recordings attached to reports cost $5 per CD. Cash, cashier’s check, personal check, and money order are accepted for payment. When paying with a check, make it out to Yuma County Sheriff’s Office.

The Arizona Department of Public Safety maintains a central database of registered sex offenders living and working in the state. It makes this database publicly available. To find registered sex offenders living in Yuma County, visit the Offender Search page of the Arizona Sex Offender Registry. Search the registry by name, email address, and city name. For search results specific to the county, search with street addresses and zip codes in Yuma County.

The correctional facility in the county is the Yuma County Detention Center. This maximum-security is located at:

200 W. Court Street
Yuma, AZ 85364
(928) 539-7841

The Detention Bureau of the Sheriff’s Office oversees the operation of this facility and provides a handy Inmate Inquiry tool to help the public find individuals incarcerated in the Detention Center.

Friends and family can deposit funds in inmates’ accounts at the Detention Center Visitation Lobby window. This location is open from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. from Monday through Friday and only accepts cash. Depositors must present valid government-issued photo IDs at the window. Alternatively, they can also make mail deposits by sending cashier’s checks and money orders in envelopes marked “FOR DEPOSIT ONLY” to:

Yuma County Detention Center
200 W. Court Street
Yuma, AZ 85364

The Yuma County Detention Center also accepts deposits through Access Corrections. Depositors can visit the service’s kiosk in the front lobby of the Detention Center to make cash and credit/debit card deposits. This location is available from 7:30 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. every day including weekends and holidays. Friends and family members can also make card deposits online by visiting www.accesscorrections.com or by phone by calling (866) 345-1884. While there are no service fees when paying at the lobby window, Access Corrections charges convenience fees when depositing at its kiosk, on its website, and through its phone line.

Court Records

Yuma County is home to a Superior Court, a Juvenile Justice Center, three Justice Courts, and four Municipal Courts. Below are their addresses and contact information:

Yuma County Superior Court
250 W. 2nd Street
Suite E
Yuma, AZ 85364
Phone: (928) 817-4083
Fax: (928) 817-4044

Yuma County Justice Center
250 W. 2nd Street
Suite A
Yuma, AZ 85364
Phone: (928) 817-4100

South County Justice Court - Precinct 2
1358 East Liberty Street
P.O. Box 7650
San Luis, AZ 85349
Phone: (928) 314-5100

Wellton Justice Court - Precinct 3
10620 Dome Street
P.O. Box 384
Wellton, AZ 85356
Phone: (928) 785-3321

Yuma Justice Court - Precinct 1
250 West 2nd Street
Suite A
Yuma, AZ 85364
Phone: (928) 817-4100
Fax: (928) 817-4101

San Luis Municipal Court
767 North 1st Avenue
P.O. Box 1670
San Luis, AZ 85349
Phone: (928) 341-8595
Fax: (928) 627-2335

Somerton Municipal Court
350 West Main Street
Somerton, AZ 85350
Phone: (928) 627-2722

Wellton Municipal Court
10250 Dome Street
Wellton, AZ 85356
Phone: (928) 785-3321

Yuma Municipal Court
1515 South 2nd Avenue
Yuma, AZ 85364
Phone: (928) 373-4800
Fax: (928) 329-2876

The public can access the records of the Yuma County Superior Court and Justice Courts online from Arizona Judicial System’s Public Access portal. To obtain copies of court records, contact the Office of the Clerk of the Superior Court at the courthouse address provided above. The Office is open to the public from Monday through Friday between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. Alternatively, call (928) 817-4210, send a fax to (928) 817-4211, or send an email to lfazz@courts.az.gov.

To view and obtain the records of the Municipal Courts in Yuma County, visit or call those courthouses directly using the contact information provided above.

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Vital Records

The Clerk of the Superior Court maintains divorce records in Yuma County and provides copies of divorce decrees. To inquire about obtaining divorce decrees, visit the Clerk’s Office at the Superior Court address listed above or call (928) 817-4238.

Copies of marriage licenses issued in Yuma County are also available from the Office of the Clerk of the Superior Court. Individuals looking to obtain these vital records should contact the Clerk’s Office by visiting or calling its phone number.

The Office of Vital Records of the Yuma County Public Health Services District provides certified copies of birth and death certificates for events that occurred in Arizona. Citizens can request these vital records in person and by mail. To process a request, download, complete, and submit an Arizona Vital Records Request for Copy of Birth (Spanish) or Death (Spanish) Certificate form. Submit this, along with a signed valid government-issued ID and copy fees, to:

Yuma County Public Health Services District
Vital Statistics
2200 W. 28th Street
Suite 256
Yuma, AZ 85364

This office opens to the public between 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. from Monday to Friday. For more information, contact the office by calling (928)-317-4530 or faxing (928)-317-4678. Note that in-person requests take 3 business days to process while mail requests take 10 business days. Expedited processing is available for birth certificate requests for those who wish to obtain their copies on the same day they request them.

The Yuma County Vital Records Office charges $20 for each copy of certified birth or death certificate issued. There is an optional $10 fee for expedited service. It accepts cash and cashier’s check for walk-in requests and money order for mail requests.

Are Property Records Open to the Public in Yuma County?

The Arizona Public Record Law allows public access to property records in Yuma County. In compliance with the law, record custodians in Yuma County are required to grant members of the public access to property records and information upon request.

Where and How to Find Property Records in Yuma County

Members of the public can find property records at the Yuma County Assessor's Office. The Assessor's Office is responsible for locating, identifying, and appraising all properties in the county. Also, the office provides records generated from the assessments to interested persons upon request. The property records can be obtained in person or online.

The Assessor's Office charges varying fees depending on the type of request. For instance, the costs of parcel maps vary depending on the type: 8½ x 11 B&W for $1, 8½ x 11 Color for $2, 11 x 17 B&W for $2, 11 x 17 Color for $4, 18 X 24 B&W for $4, 18 X 24 Color for $10. Photocopies costs $1 each and recorded subdivision plats are charged at $4 for scaled 18" x 24" and $8 for scaled 24" x 36". The Assessor's Office provides a price list for requestors seeking more details. All in-person requests should be sent to the office location:

Yuma County Assessor’s Office
192 South Maiden Lane
Third Floor
Yuma, AZ 85364-2311
Phone: (928) 373-6040
Fax: (928) 373-6041
Office Hours: 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday.

How to Look Up Yuma County Property Records

The Yuma County Assessor’s Office maintains an online property tax and assessment information portal that allows users to access information on properties within the county. Interested persons can either choose to register on the portal or make use of the public user login. After login, users can choose to search for property information using the Basic or Advanced search option. The Basic search options consist of the following search criteria:

  • Account Number
  • Parcel Number
  • Owner Name
  • Business Name
  • Situs Address
  • City or Zip

The Advanced search option consists of the following: legal description, tract legal, parcel classification, actual value, and acres.

Location of Yuma County Property Assessors

Yuma County Assessor’s Office
192 South Maiden Lane
Third Floor
Yuma, AZ 85364-2311
Phone: (928) 373-6040
Fax: (928) 373-6041
Office Hours: 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday.