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Criminal Records

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. (216) 443-6105.

Record Checks

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 provided includes:
  • Date of arrest
  • Charges
  • 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 $10.00 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.

Court Liaison

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.