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PLEASE NOTE: Our Records Counter will be closed from noon on Thursday, April 27th until 7 a.m. on Tuesday, May 2nd due to construction in the Records Office.  If you need to get a copy of a report, please plan around this closure. Normal hours (7 a.m.-4 p.m.) will resume when the work is finished.

 The Records Bureau processes and maintains the integrity of police reports, citations, and criminal complaints generated by the officers. Records staff is able to assist with requests during their regularly scheduled hours, 7 a.m.- 4 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Records Staff can assist with:

Copies of Police Reports

Release of Towed/Stored Vehicles

Repossessed Vehicles

VIN Verification

Clearance Letters


Release of Property/Evidence

The Records Bureau is located at the Folsom Police Department, 46 Natoma Street. Records can be reached at via phone at 916-355-7236,  via fax 916-985-6812, or at



Release of Towed/Stored Vehicles

Folsom Police Department Vehicle Release requirements:

  • Vehicles will only be released to the registered owner or agent.  **NOTE:  If the registered owner is unavailable, a notarized affidavit allowing another person to take possession of the vehicle must be submitted to the Police Department.
  • Vehicles will only be released to a valid licensed driver. Vehicle must have current registration.
  • The cost a vehicle release is $159.**NOTE:  The storage fees incurred at the Tow Yard is an additional expense.

Repossessed Vehicles

The cost of a Repossession Receipt is $13.

VIN Verification

The Police Department can conduct VIN Verifications.  The cost is $43 and is based on Officer availability. 

The following businesses also conduct VIN Verifications:

  • California Department of Motor Vehicles
  • California Highway Patrol
Clearance Letter

If you are a Folsom resident and need a local criminal history check, you can obtain a Clearance Letter.  The letter only incudes a search for the City of Folsom.  If you need a criminal history check for other areas, contact the California Department of Justice.

To obtain a clearance letter, please:

  • Come in to the Police Department at 46 Natoma Street with a valid form of photo identification.
  • Request and complete the Clearance Letter form.
  • The cost of a Clearance Letter is $41.
Release of Property and Evidence

Property may be released Monday, Wednesday, or Friday by appointment only. To make an appointment, please call or email Debbie Simmons ( or Laura Knudsen ( at 916-355-7239. Please leave a message with your name, case number and phone number. You will receive a call back as soon as someone is available.