Records Bureau

The McFarland Police Department's Records Division consists of one Lead Records Specialist, who is assisted by dispatch in the preparation of court paperwork; report filing; data entry; making copies of reports for the public and insurance companies; collecting and reporting crime statistics to the Department of Justice; and maintaining compliance with the California Public Records Act.

Lobby hours of service are 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM Monday thru Friday.  The Records Division can be reached at 661-792-2121.

Vehicle Releases

  • A vehicle release can be obtained for $100.  Only the registered and/or legal owner may obtain a release.  Current registration and a valid driver's license are required at the time of release.  If your vehicle was impounded due to the driver being unlicensed or having a suspended/revoked license, the vehicle may be impounded for a 30-day period.  A post-storage hearing form may be obtained at the Police Department and early vehicle release is subject to department approval.  The approval process may take up to 72 hours.
Traffic Collision Reports

  • To obtain a copy of a Traffic Collision Report, you must be an involved party, spouse, or an insurance agent for an involved party.  A processing fee of $20 for injury and $6 for non-injury reports will be charged.

Crime Reports

  • Crime reports may be obtained by an involved party to the report, an insurance agent if inquiring about a stolen vehicle or property, and an attorney for the victim (with a signed waiver).  For further questions regarding crime reports, please contact the Records Division at 661-792-2121.  There is a processing fee of $6 for a copy of the report.

Citation Sign-Offs

  • Citation sign-offs can be done during business hours.  The processing fee for cite sign-off is $10.