Clearance Letters

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What is a Clearance Letter?

  • Current and previous Sausalito residents may request a Sausalito Police Department records check and receive a letter indicating a clear criminal history, a "clearance letter"
  • Clearance letters are sometimes needed when applying for a job, when traveling or applying for visas, or during an adoption process

How To Apply For A Clearance Letter

  • Download and complete a Clearance Letter Application (PDF-fillable)
    • Copies are available at the Sausalito Police Department if you cannot download this form
  • A fee of $90.00 must be submitted along with a completed form
    • Payable by cash or credit/debit card
  • Include all previous Sausalito residential addresses and associated dates of residency
    • For example, "123 Sunshine Avenue from December 2007 to December 2010"
  • Attach a copy of your Driver License or other government issued photo identification
  • Make sure to fill out the application completely, providing all information including previous names and aliases

Submitting Your Application

  • You may submit your form and fee in person or by mail:
    • Drop off your completed application form and fee in person at the Sausalito Police Department, Monday through Friday from 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
    • Mail your completed application form and fee (check or money order, no cash) to the following address:

Sausalito Police Department
Attn: Records Department
29 Caledonia Street
Sausalito, CA 94965


  • For have questions regarding clearance letters please contact the Sausalito Police Department Records Division by phone at (415) 289-4170 or by email at

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