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The Records Division of the Cuyahoga County Sheriff's Office is
comprised of 6 units: Records, Warrants, Imaging, Scientific
Identification Unit (SIU), Releases, and the Court Liaison.
This area maintains the record library and provides Sheriff's Office arrest records to the public and law enforcement agencies.
Non-law enforcement agencies / individuals and the general public
may request and receive these records for a fee. The information
- Date of arrest
- Cuyahoga County case number
Records may be requested in person or by mail. The request must include the following information:
- Full name (include maiden name or any other name used)
- Date of birth
- Social security number
There is a $6.00 fee per record. If the request is made by mail, a self-addressed, stamped envelope should be enclosed. Mail to:
Cuyahoga County Sheriff's Office
Attn: Records Division
1215 W. 3rd St
Cleveland, Ohio 44113
If the request is made in person, it must be made during the hours
of 8:30 AM to 4:00 PM, Monday through Friday; except on legal holidays.
There is no fee for law enforcement agencies.
Dispositions and docket information must be obtained from the Cuyahoga County Clerk of Courts.
Due to the large volume of records maintained by the Sheriff's
Office, the imaging department prepares a records for imaging and
filming. The images are stored in a database for easy access.
Scientific Identification Unit (SIU)
It is the responsibility of the SIU to classify, compare, and
search fingerprints taken from all arrests including detainees on the
twelfth floor Arraignments.
The Release Area is responsible for verifying an inmate is
properly booked, based on commit documents. They maintain a court
appearance list and update progress of an incarceration in preparation
for the release of an individual.
It is the responsibility of the Court Liaison to facilitate the
decisions of the court within the Sheriff's Office. The Clerk of Courts
notifies the Court Liaison of entries journalized and gives instructions
for admission, release, movement, and care of inmates.
The Warrant Division receives warrants from Common Pleas Courts,
Juvenile Courts and Domestic Relations Court. They are researched and
entered into a state-wide database as well as an in-house database.
Upon arrest or a court appearance the warrant is cleared from multiple
systems. Extraditions are also handled by this department.