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  • Crime Records, Evidence and Forensics Section
  • The El Paso County Sheriff's Office Crime Records Evidence and Forensics Section is divided into three major sections. It is lead by a Sergeant assigned as the Custodian of Records for the Sheriff's Office.
  • The Crime Records Section

  • Handles all storing and processing of criminal complaint reports, criminal background checks and the Uniform Crime Report.
  • The Forensics Section

  • Handles all calls for crime scene processing, photography and fingerprinting the public.
  • The Evidence Section

  • Responsible for the storage and accountability of all recovered property and evidence.
  • Crime Scene Unit
  • Crime Records Section is open Monday through Friday from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM
  • The chart below described a breakdown of the current assignments within the section:
  • - Background Record Checks

  • Copies of Background Checks can be obtained at El Paso County Sheriff’s Office Headquarters, 3850 Justice Drive, El Paso, Texas 79938 (915) 538-2292
  •     - Conducted everyday of the week ($6.00 fee)
  •     - Only the person being checked can authorize a background check.
  •     - If another person is requesting the check as a second party, they must have a notarized authorization to obtain the background check
  • Note: The El Paso County Sheriff's Office only check for criminal backgrounds for our agency arrests only. If you need a complete background check through NCIC/TCIC it should be done with the Texas Department of Public Safety.
  • -Requests for reports

  • - Copies of Reports can at the following locations:
  • *Sheriff's Office HQ 3850 Justice Drive  El Paso Texas 79938- (915) 538-2292
  • *El Paso County Detention Facility 601 E. Overland El Paso, TX 79901 - (915) 546-2223
  • *Vinton Patrol Station 431 E. Vinton, Vinton, TX 79821 - (915) 886-2724
  • - Reports are made at the cost of .10 cents per page (No Personal Checks)
  • -Requests for accident reports are made at the cost of $6.00 per report
  •   -You may mail your requests for an accident report with a money order (no personal checks) to:
  •    El Paso County Sheriff's Office Records Section
       3850 Justice Drive
       El Paso Texas 79938
  • -Fingerprinting

  • Is available Monday through Friday 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM
  • -Fingerprinting for the public is provided on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 8:30 AM to 11:00 AM and from 1:30 PM to 4:00 PM.
  •   -Cost for fingerprinting is $10.00, credit and debit cards accepted. Additional card cost is $5.00.
  • Note: The Sheriff's Office does not fingerprint for Naturalization and US Citizenship purposes.
  • -Evidence and Property Section

  • Open Monday through Friday from 8:00am to 5:00pm, excluding holidays.
  • -Appointment necessary prior to picking up property.
  • -Detectives approval necessary prior to release of any property/evidence
  • -For further information contact property room at 915-538-2283
  • -Current photo identification is required for release of property
  • -Property left at court house security area and not claimed within a week will be turned over to the property room.
  • -Sexually Oriented Business Order

  • On December 10, 2012, El Paso County Commissioners Court enacted an order relating to the licensing requirements and regulations for Sexually Oriented Businesses within El Paso County.
  • Sexually Orientated License Fees:
  • Business License....................................................$550
    Business License (annual renewal)........................$350
    Employee License...................................................$50
    Employee License (annual renewal).......................$25

    Penalties for violation of this ordinance:
    Penalties for violating this order range from a Class A misdemeanor to a Class C misdemeanor.
  • Applicants will be processed the El Paso County Sheriff’s Office on Wednesday’s between the hours of: 8:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. All applicants are required to have a valid identification, and all new applicants are required to have (2) passport type photographs.
  • El Paso County Sheriff’s Office
  • 3850 Justice Dr., El Paso, TX. 79938
  • (915) 538-2292
  • Please refer to the actual ordinance for more information.
  • Commissioners Court Orders
  • -Alarm Systems

  • On January 1, 2012, El Paso County Commissioners Court enacted an order regulating alarm systems within the unincorporated areas of El Paso County.
  • Alarm Permit Fees:
  • Residential Permit (valid for three years)....................$30.00
  • Commercial Permit (valid for three years)...................$60.00
  • Penalties for Alarm Permit Violations:
  • Penalties for Alarm Permit Violations range from a $75.00 fine to a Class C Misdemeanor per violation, and/or revocation of the permit.
  • Applicants can be processed the El Paso County Sheriff’s Monday through Friday between the hours of: 8:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. and 1:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. Applications may also be mailed in with the exact payment in the form of a check, cashier’s check, or money order payable to the El Paso County Sheriff’s Office.
  • Submit application and payment to:
  • El Paso County Sheriff’s Office
  • Alarm Permit
  • 3850 Justice Dr., El Paso, TX. 79938
  • (915) 538-2292
  • Commissioners Court Orders
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