Alabama Public Records

Below you’ll find the Alabama online databases that we think will help you find the information you need.  If you’re looking for city or county records, Alabama licensure databases, or would like to search records by category, use the drop-down menus to the left.

  • Court System - The Alabama court system has four levels. At the first are the limited jurisdiction courts: Probate Courts, which handle wills & estates; Municipal Courts, which handle ordinance violations; and District Courts, which handle misdemeanors, small claims, and civil cases under $3,000. They share concurrent jurisdiction with the Circuit Courts on juvenile & civil cases between $3,000 and $10,000. At the second level are the general jurisdiction Circuit Courts, which try civil cases over $10,000, domestic relations cases, & felony criminal cases. At the third level are the Court of Civil Appeals and Court of Criminal Appeals, which review opinions from the lower courts. The highest state court is the Supreme Court of Alabama, which reviews all lower court decisions.  Alabama does provide an online resource for trial court records in all counties, but unlike many other states that provide this as a free service, Alabama charges a registration and monthly service fee.  Go to our Court Records page for more information and to access the available free court searches.
  • Criminal Records - Jefferson, Madison, Marshall, and Tuscaloosa Counties have separate criminal divisions within each Circuit and District Court. Most felony cases are tried at the Circuit Courts. Misdemeanors committed with felonies are tried with the felonies in Circuit Court. Otherwise, misdemeanors are tried at the District or Municipal Court. DWI/DUI cases are handled in the District and Municipal Courts.  Alabama has a wide range of criminal record resources online.  You may access criminal court records in all counties through the State Judicial System, criminal histories, inmates, and parole violators, just to name a few.  For a list of available resources, use the menu or go here.
  • Vital Records - To order certificates, write to Alabama Vital Records, P.O. Box 5625,Montgomery, AL 36103-5625, (334) 206-5418; Fax: (334) 262-9563 or use VitalCheck online.  For more information on vital records and to access available online databases, use the "Category" menu on the left and select births, deaths, marriage records, or divorces. We've consolidated them into one page and offer access to archived birth records, FamilySearch genealogy birth, death, and marriage databases, the Social Security Death Index for Alabama, Alabama deaths from 1881 to 1974, cemetery & death records from available counties, statewide historical marriages, and various county marriage databases.


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Attorney General Opinions

Alabama Attorney General opinion database by keyword, opinion number, date, county and/or agency.

Attorneys | State Bar

Alabama state bar membership roster. Provides contact information and date of admittance to Bar.

Bankruptcies, Judgments & Tax Liens  Pay Site

Premium database of bankruptcies, tax liens, and judgments. Find record in Alabama or Nationwide for only $5.00. Searchable by name, name and address, or SSN/Tax ID. Immediate results.

Birth Death Marriage and Divorce Certificates  Information

Information from the Alabama Center for Health Statistics on how to order birth, death, marriage, and divorce certificates.

Child Support Online Payment Inquiry

Child Support Enforcement Division Online Payment Inquiry system, now offered by Intended for custodial parents to locate child support payment information.

Civil War | Soldiers & Officers

Alabama Civil War Soldiers & Officers by name, branch regimental unit, company unit, or company unit name. Currently only those records for individuals whose last names begin with A - V are available.

Code of Alabama

Alabama Legislative Information System Online index of the Code of Alabama 1975.

Correctional Facilities

Department of Corrections list of Alabama Correctional Facilities.

County Election Officials

Alabama County election officials listed by city.

Court Opinions | Supreme Court

Alabama Supreme Court opinions and decisions.

Court Records | PACER Federal District Courts  Pay Site

PACER United States District Court civil, criminal, and bankruptcy records for the Northern, Middle, and Southern Districts of Alabama.

Court Records | Probate & Wills 1809-1985

Alabama County Courts Probate and Will records filed between 1809 and 1985.

Court Records | Supreme Court

Alabama Supreme Court cases by party name, date range, keyword, docket number, or case title.

Crash Reports  Pay Site

Purchase a crash report from the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency.

Criminal Records | Parole & Pardon Hearings

Hearing dates for pardon and parole hearings. Provided by the Alabama Board of Pardons and Paroles.

Deaths & Burials | 1881-1952

Partial database of 110,000 Alabama death and burial records recorded between 1881 and 1952.

Deaths 1908-1974

Alabama Death certificates filed between 1908 and 1974. Provides, if available, the decedent's name, death date, place, age, estimated birth date, spouse's name, and parents' name.

Employee Phone Directory

Alabama state employee phone directory by first/last name and department to view information including name, phone, department and city.

Inmates | Death Row

Alabama Department of Corrections inmates on death row.

Inmates | Executions

Alabama Department of Corrections list of executions.

Legislative Acts

Legislative Acts query system from the Alabama State Legislature.

Marriages 1816-1957

Alabama marriages recorded between 1816 and 1957. Contains over 1.5 million records.

Marriages | County Records 1809-1950

FamilySearch database of marriages recorded in Alabama counties between 1809 and 1950.

Photographs | Archives

Alabama Department of Archives and History photo shearc by name, place, or subject for archived Alabama photographs.

Probate Judges

Alabama Secretary of State county Probate Judges list.


Alabama Secretary of State list of Board of Registrars for all Alabama counties.

State Agency Directory

Alabama State Agency directory.

Alabama is located in the Southeastern United States. The Capital is Montgomery and the largest city is Birmingham.  The Official Web Site is located at  Alabama is the 23rd most populous state in the United States.  The 2014 population estimate is 4,849,377 and the 2010 census population was 4,780,127.  The land area is 50,645.33 square miles and there are 94.4 persons per square mile.

69.8% of the population is White, 26.6% is Black or African American, 4.1% is Hispanic or Latino, 1.3% is Asian, 0.7% is American Indian or Alaska Native, 0.1% is Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, and 1.5% are two or more races. 83.1% are a high school graduate or higher, and 22.6% have a Bachelor degree or higher.

The median home value is $122,500. There are on average 2.55 persons per household, the per capita income is $23,680, the median household income is $43,253, and 18.6% of the persons in Alabama are considered below poverty level.

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