Requesting Child Welfare Records

Records Request Instructions

NOTE: Only individuals identified in 827 are entitled to receive copies of juvenile records.  Those individuals include: the minor who is the subject of the proceeding; the parent or guardian of a minor who is subject of the proceeding; the parent or guardian involved in a criminal or juvenile proceedings involving the minor; and the attorney for the parent, guardian or minor provided the attorney is actively participating in the family, probate, criminal or juvenile proceeding involving the minor.

For the Parents/Guardians of Minors:

  1. Fill out the CWS Records Request Form with as much information as possible, then sign the form. Please be advised that incomplete or inaccurate information may delay the processing of your request. Please be as detailed as possible when filling out the specific time periods, as “All” will not be accepted.
  2. Once completed, please upload a photo of a valid ID.
  3. You will only receive one copy of records requested.
  4. The Custodian of Records will notify you when your request is ready for pick-up as well via the contact information provided.
  5. Be prepared to show a valid photo ID such as a Driver’s License, State issued Identification Card, Passport, or Military ID when claiming your copies.
  6. Records request typically take four to six weeks to fill.
  7. For questions, please contact the Custodian of Records at 530-273-4291.

Online Record Request Form


For Attorneys or outside Agencies

Please contact the Custodian of Records at 530-273-4291.