Fee Schedule

 
 Police Department Fee Schedule (summary)  
 Vacation House Check  Free
 Fumigation Check  Free
 Local Clearance Letter (Criminal History Records Check)  $30.00
 State Criminal History (See your local Live Scan business)
 Vehicle Equipment Inspection (Citation Sign-off) $20.00
 Photographs (Traffic Collisions) $13.00 CD/DVD
 Photographs (Evidence) $7.65 per print
 Crime or Incident Reports (Copy of) $.30 per page
 Larger Documents $.50 per page (large = 11 x 17 or larger)      
 Traffic Collision Report $.30 per page
 Online Traffic Collision Report (through LexisNexis) $1.50 + web fee
 California Public Records Act - Records Request (Custom search) per hour charge + $.30 per page
 Vehicle Release (Stored Vehicle) $265.00
 Vehicle Release (Impound/30 day holds) $330.00
 Vehicle - Repossession Verification Fee                         $15.00
 Document Certification $20.50
 Civil Subpoena - Officer Appearance $275.00
 Civil Subpoena - Records $15.00
 Civil Subpoena - Audio/Video Evidence $17.50 CD/DVD

 Jail: Arrest Booking Fee $206.58
 Jail: Arrest Booking Fee - Own Recognizance  $25.00
 Jail: Arrest Booking Fee - Cited & Released in the field $10.00
 DUI Collision Fee - Emergency response billing Actual costs
 Permits: Alarm Business $30 annually
 Permits: Special Business Regulation $30 every 3 years
 Permits: Massage Technician $130.00
 Permits: Garage Sale $10.00 per resident/$20.00 per block
 Permits: Filming $195.00 per application + actual time
 Permits: Special Events (see City Office) $100.00

Property: Firearms Processing/Storage      $145.00 per firearm annually

 

Fee Schedule (details)

City of Westminster Police Department
8200 Westminster Blvd., Bldg. 5, Westminster, CA 92683
Phone: (714) 898-3315 Fax: (714) 898-5932
Lobby Hours:  9am-5pm Monday - Friday
Closed Weekends and Holidays

Crime/Incident Report Copy

.30 per page

Copies of crime and incident reports are available for purchase provided you are directly involved in the case. Following the criteria outlined in the California Public Records Act (CPRA), we ask that you help us help you by completing the Request for Release of Records Information form. This will enable us to better research and locate your record.

Each report request is reviewed on a case-by-case basis for any CPRA exemptions. Turnaround time for a copy of a report may take anywhere from the same day review to as long as 10 days, depending on the nature of the incident. Most requests are generally reviewed within 48 hours.

Juvenile Related information: Per the Orange County Juvenile Records Releasing Order, law enforcement must adhere to the rules outlined regarding any case containing juvenile information. All cases which contain juvenile information must be referred to the Orange County Juvenile Court, via petition, for approval of the release of information.

To request a copy of a police report, please print the form and complete the form to the best of your knowledge. This will help us locate this record. To print this form, click on this link: Request for Release of Records Information.

Complete the form thoroughly and mail your application to:
        Westminster Police Department
        8200 Westminster Blvd, Bldg 5
        Westminster CA 92683

You will be called when ready for pick-up.

You may also bring your form to the lobby during regular business hours for assistance. Proper photo identification will be required at the time the record is released. Same day service will be attempted, however, because each report must be evaluated for California Public Records Act exemptions, it is always best to allow a week in advance for a copy of a record.

For other City Records, please contact the City Clerk's office directly.

In the event you have lost your citation, you should contact the Police Department business lobby about getting a certified copy of your citation.

Event Log Item (Computer Call For Service) Copy

.30 per page

An event log item, or call for service, printout is public information, with exception to any information not releasable per the California Public Records Act.

We invite any member of the public to review the log during business hours. The Public log is available for thirty (30) days only. Afterwards, all requests for a copy of an event log item must be submitted using the Request for Release of Records Information form.

Any public request for multiple event log items must be reviewed on a case-by-case basis. This is to assure that voluminous requests are being requested within a reasonable time period, staffing is not adversely effected, and that there is a significant need for the request. Payment for the time and research for the request will be required before the request is complied with.

Traffic Accident/Collision Report (Copy)

.30 per page

Copies of traffic collision (accident) reports are available for purchase provided you are directly involved in the case and follow the criteria outlined in the California Public Records Act. All public records requests must be submitted using the Request for Release of Records Information form. Each report request is reviewed on a case-by-case basis. Turnaround time for a copy of a report may take anywhere from the same day to as long as 10 days depending on the nature of the incident. Most requests are generally reviewed within 48 hours. All public records requests are important and prioritized as they come in.

Traffic reports are available for purchase online at LexisNexis®.  An administrative fee for online services exists.

SUBPOENA RECORDS

Subpoena (Civil) for Records (15 day requirement)


Subpoena (Civil) for Officer Appearance

Photo/Digital Duplication, Audio Materials, Video Materials

$15.00 + .30 per page

$275.00


$17.50 for each CD

Subpoenas for civil cases are to be served to Westminster Police Department, Monday - Friday from 9am-5pm at:
        8200 Westminster Blvd, Bldg. 5,
        Westminster CA 92683
        Attention: Custodian of Records
 
Check is to be made payable to “The City of Westminster.”

VEHICLE RELATED FEES

Vehicle Citation sign-off
(vehicle inspection)

$20.00

Citation sign-offs are generally written for vehicle equipment issues eligible for correction. Any vehicle equipment that needs to be fixed, must be repaired professionally appropriate to the law.

What do you need?
You must have your original citation available. The violation must be eligible for signing off. Note: Just because the checkbox is marked ‘yes” does not mean that the Court will allow the law enforcement agency to sign off your violation. A corrected citation will be visually inspected by an authorized Police Department employee and a corrected citation will be stamped as approved.

Vehicle Release
(Stored)

$265.00

Vehicles impounded or stored by the City of Westminster tow company(s) are subject to release fees from the police department.

Vehicles will only be released during business lobby hours. Please see the top of the Fee Schedule details section for business hour information.

What do you need?

All vehicles will only be released to the Registered or Legal Owner of the vehicle with:
(1)  Proof of ownership
(2)  Valid driver's license
(3)  Valid vehicle registration
(4)  Proof of insurance

Vehicle Release (Impounded/30 days)

$330.00

Vehicles impounded for reasons of a driver operating a vehicle on a known suspended, unlicensed or expired driver's license are subject to a thirty (30) day impound and a vehicle release fee of $330.00. Vehicles will only be released during business lobby hours. Please see the top of Fee Schedule details section for business hour information.

What do you need?

All vehicles will only be released to the Registered or Legal Owner of the vehicle with:
(1)  Proof of ownership
(2)  Valid driver's license
(3)  Valid vehicle registration
(4)  Proof of insurance

Repossession
Verification Fee

$15.00

In the event your vehicle has been repossessed, the finance company (legal owner) will advise you to respond to the local law enforcement agency to pay a repossession verification fee to the law enforcement agency. An administrative verification process is conducted by the local law enforcement agency to ensure that the vehicle was properly reported to Westminster Police Department at the time of the repossession.

What do you need? Be prepared to bring your vehicle information, picture identification, and the date and time your vehicle was repossessed.

REGISTRATION FEES

Bicycle Registration (Price varies due to per year of expiration date on tag)

Pending

Westminster Police Department encourages that if you own a bicycle, you take the time to register your bicycle with our department.

Why should you register? First, it’s the law. Second, in the event your bicycle is stolen, your registered bicycle information is maintained in our data base and this allows the police to send notification statewide that your bicycle has been stolen. This helps increase the opportunities of a successful recovery. Be prepared to bring your bicycle so the serial numbers can be verified.

Gun –Volunteer Firearm- Registration

N/A

If you own a firearm, we encourage you to register your firearm with a licensed gun dealer. There are a handful of licensed gun dealers in Westminster or Orange County and they may be located in your county yellow pages or by Internet search.

JAIL PROCESSING FEES

Arrest Booking Fee

$206.58

By law, any time you are arrested and booked into jail, you are subject to a jail booking fee upon conviction of the crime. All arrested individuals are provided a printed copy of this notification and are told of the service fee during and upon their release from jail. You may pay this fee at www.paymycite.com/westminster.  There are additional fees for being arrested and released on your own recognizance, $25.00, and for being cited and released, $10.00. 

PROPERTY & EVIDENCE FEES

Storage of Relinquished Firearms

$145.00

In accordance with FC 6389, a person subject to a protective order, shall not own, possess, purchase or receive a firearm or ammunition while that protective order is in effect and is ordered to reliquish possession to the local law enforcement agency or licensed firearm dealer.  If an owner does not choose to sell the firearm, an annual storage fee for each firearm will be charged by the Police Department.

OTHER SERVICES AND FEES

Ride-along

Free

No public ride-alongs at this time.

Ride-alongs are for applicants only (upon approval and criminal history verification).

Local Criminal History Verifications /Clearance Letter

$30.00

Local criminal history verification letters are provided for those requesting a brief summary of their own local criminal history.

What do you need? Be prepared to bring a California issued photo identification. In order to qualify for this letter, you must provide proof of residency within Westminster for a minimum of six months.

State Criminal History Verifications

For State criminal history verifications, please contact a certified LiveScan business.

Vacation House Checks (Residential Safety)

Free

For information on having your house checked while you're on vacation, click here.

Fumigation - Police Checks Free Please read the Fumigation Advisory.  When fumigating your home, you may request police checks by submitting this form to the Westminster Police Department.

FREE NOTIFICATION SERVICES

Alert OC

To sign up for notifications of emergency incidents for Westminster residents and businesses through the AlertOC Notification System click here.

e-Notify Services

To sign up for the City of Westminster e-Notify services click here.

ON-LINE PAYMENT SERVICES

Parking Citation Payments

Payments for parking citations may be made online at www.paymycite.com/westminster.

Administrative Citation Payments

Payments for administrative citations may be made online at www.paymycite.com/westminster.

Arrest Booking Fee Payments

Payments for arrest booking fees may be made online at www.paymycite.com/westminster.

REGISTRANTS

Registration For Sex, Arson, Drugs

Individuals required to register with their local police department for sex, arson or drug violations as stipulated by law, may contact us to schedule an appointment at (714) 898-3315.