Santa Barbara County Arrest Records Search

Perform a free Santa Barbara County CA public arrest records search, including current & recent arrests, arrest inquiries, warrants, reports, logs, and mugshots.


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Find Santa Barbara County Arrest Records

Santa Barbara County Arrest Records are public records that contain an individual's criminal history record which are available in Santa Barbara County, California. They are maintained and available for public request from a number of government agencies, from Federal, California State, and Santa Barbara County level law enforcement agencies, including the local Police Department, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, and the Santa Barbara County Court. Arrest Records contain an individual's arrests, arrest searches, inquiries, warrants, reports, logs, and mug shots.

Learn about Arrest Records, including:
  • Where to get free Arrest Records
  • How to find Santa Barbara County mugshots online
  • Are Santa Barbara County, CA Arrest Records public information
  • How to see someone's criminal record
  • What information is available in an Arrest Record
Search Public Arrest Records in Santa Barbara County, CA

Arrests for felonies, misdemeanors, and both criminal and civil charges are available Santa Barbara County public record searches that are included in the Arrest Record. They may also contain pending Santa Barbara County, CA warrants, fines, or monetary restitution for an arrest or conviction, and charges that have been dismissed or for which the individual was acquitted. If an arrest led to a conviction, the Santa Barbara County Arrest Record may list the sentence, court records, court case information, and any incarceration. An Arrest Record will also show if an individual is on the California sex offender registry.

Where to get Santa Barbara County Arrest Records

Arrest Records are part of a broader criminal record, which includes an individual's entire criminal history, including Santa Barbara County, California arrests, charges, convictions, and incarcerations. These records are typically kept by the Santa Barbara County Court, Santa Barbara County Police Department, Santa Barbara County Clerk's Office, and certain Federal Agencies.

Public Records Information

Santa Barbara County Arrest Records contain personal and public information about the individual, including their full name, date of birth, and known aliases and are available as part of the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA). The record also contains the individual's age at the time of the arrest. Many Santa Barbara County Arrest Records include a photograph or mugshot, fingerprints, and a description of identifying marks or tattoos.

Santa Barbara County, California Criminal Background Checks

Reviewing Arrest Records is an important part of performing a Santa Barbara County background check. Most employers use background checks as part of their hiring process, and some are required by law to run a background check before hiring anyone, however these must be in compliance with the Credit Reporting Act as public records requests contain sensitive information. Landlords in Santa Barbara County, California may also use Arrest Records to assess potential renters but must adhere to strict California information privacy laws. Arrest Records may also be used by credit and consumer reporting agencies, post-secondary schools, the military, California foster care services, firearms sellers, and CA driver's license offices to screen criminal history.