The Records Office performs many functions within the Sheriff's Office, and is responsible for maintaining incident reports, bookings into the jail and reporting statistics to the California Department of Justice.
Electronic fingerprinting, known as Live Scan, is also done for background clearances needed for employment or licensing. Live Scans are done by appointment only, appointments can be made by calling 530-538-7391.
Applications for various permits and licenses are processed in this office, including:
- Concealed weapons permits
- Alarm permits
- Solicitor permits
- Peddler permits
- Explosive permits
- Licenses for firearms dealers
The Records Office is also responsible for registering the addresses of sex offenders, narcotics offenders, arson offenders and some gang members.