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Alabama Public Records

Use this page to find public records as well as local information from local county and city sources. Find information such as birth certificates, death certificates, marriage and divorce decrees, adoption records, property ownership and property tax values.

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Certificate Information

Vital records and statistics for Alabama are handled by the Center for Health Statistics. They collect, archive and issue certified copies of birth, death, marriage and divorce certificates. The statewide program called ViSION allow every health department in every Alabama county to also issue the same information. Online orders are handled by a 3rd party provider, VitalChek.

Birth certificates are private records for 125 years after the birth date and require proper identification and legal guardianship, representation or must be a direct family member. Death records become public record 25 years after the event. Birth and Death events are available from 1908 to present and cost $15 dollars for a certified copy, with a surcharge for a keepsake version. Download the applications below and mail to this address along with non-cash payment.

Alabama Vital Records
P.O. Box 5625
Montgomery, Alabama 36103-5625

Vital Event Application (PDF)
Birth or Death Certificate Correction (PDF)

Marriage certificates are available from 1936 to present while divorce certificates are only available from 1950 and onward. By Alabama law, marriage and divorce records are not private and can be obtained freely by the public. Certificate costs are $15 dollars and $6 dollars for each additional copy.

County Registrars & Recorders

Adoption Records

All adoptions in Alabama require a new birth certificate with a legal sealing of the original. Original birth certificates are available to the adoptee upon reaching legal adult age. Biological parents have had an option to leave contact information for adoptees since 2000. Parental contact preference applications are $25.

Birth Parent Contact Preference (PDF)

Property Records

Parcel and tax records are managed by the County Tax Assessor's Office. They are also in charge of GIS maps, real property, tax rates and can provide parcel numbers. Below are the parcel and tax assessment maps for the major counties.

Jefferson County Tax Map Viewer
Mobile County Tax Bill Search
Madison County Online Maps
Montgomery County Property Search

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