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Colbert County Arrest, Court, and Public Records

What are Colbert County Arrest Records?

Colbert County arrest records are documents that contain data of arrest statistics, as well as the reports and information of each arrest, carried out in the county. The arrest reports include the personal information of the arrested person and the circumstances that led to the arrests. The Colbert County Sheriff’s Office processes and maintains arrest records of the county. Individuals interested in obtaining arrest records should visit the Colbert County Sheriff’s Office at:

Colbert County Sheriff’s Office
201 North Main Street
Tuscumbia, AL 35674
(256) 383-0741

Crime Statistics

The Statistical Analysis Center of the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency administers the compilation of crime figures in Alabama. In 2017, Colbert County reported a total number of 1,816 crimes, comprising 243 violent crimes and 1,573 property crimes. The violent crimes reported 1 homicide, 34 rapes, 22 robberies, and 186 assaults. The property crimes include 351 burglaries, 1,067 larcenies, and 155 motor vehicle thefts. The 2017 crime figures show a significant decline in crime rates in Colbert County over a 5-year period. Between 2013 and 2017, there was a decline in 5 out of 7 major crimes in the county. Homicide, rape, robbery, burglary, and larceny declined by 50%, 6%, 33%, 18%, and 14% respectively. Assault and motor vehicle theft rates increased by 17% and 20% respectively.

What are Colbert County Criminal Records?

Colbert County criminal records are official documents that provide detailed information about a person’s criminal history in the county. The Criminal Records Identification Unit of the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency (ALEA) is the body in charge of processing criminal history and background information. Criminal history information is provided to this state body by the Colbert County Sheriff’s Office.

How Do I Get Colbert County Criminal Records?

The Alabama Background Check System (ABC) can be used by qualified employers to access the criminal records of current and prospective employees. This check system is administered by the ALEA. For more information, call (334) 353-4340, or visit the ALEA office concerning the Alabama Background Check program from Monday to Friday, between 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Members of the public can carry out background checks by filling out the ALEA Application to Review Alabama Criminal History Record Information (CHRI). A requester’s fingerprint will be taken. A requester will also be required to provide a copy of a valid ID and payment of $25 (and $5 for each additional copy) in the form of a money order or Cashier’s checks. These documents should be submitted in person to:

Alabama Law Enforcement Agency
301 South Ripley Street
Montgomery, AL 36104

For more inquiries, call (334) 353-4340.

How to Find Colbert County Sex Offender Information

Residents of Colbert County can search the Alamaba Sex Offender Registry to locate sex offenders in their neighborhood. They can also sign up for email alerts to get up-to-date sex offender information.

How Do I Visit an Inmate in Colbert County Jail?

Visitation hours at the Colbert County Jail are between 1:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. on Sunday. Information on visiting schedules is maintained on the jail website. Visitors can also learn more about other services provided at the Tuscumbia City Jail by reviewing the Tuscumbia City Jail Guidelines. Colbert County inmates are kept in two jail facilities. The male inmates are at the Colbert County Jail, and the female inmates are at the Tuscumbia City Jail situated at:

Colbert County Jail
107 West 4th Street
Tuscumbia, AL35674
(256) 386-855

Tuscumbia City Jail
218 S. Dickson Street
P.O. Box 967
Tuscumbia, AL 35674
(256) 383-3121

Mails can also be sent to inmates by using the following format:

Inmate Name
Colbert County Jail
107 West 4th Street
Tuscumbia, AL35674

Where and How to Find Colbert County Inmate Information

The Colbert County Sheriff’s Office provides the public with access to a regularly updated inmate roster and the 48-hour release. The inmate roster provides information such as the current inmates in the jail facility, inmates’ booking number, booking date and time, charges, and bonds. This roster can be viewed based on inmate names or booking dates. The release roster provides information on inmates who have been released from the jail facility within the last 48 hours.

What are Colbert County Court Records?

Colbert County court records are public records that can be obtained by the general public. Court records are maintained by the court that decided the case or the court’s clerk. The Colbert County Circuit Clerk is the primary custodian of the county’s District Court and Circuit Court records. The court records can be obtained by submitting a written request to:

Colbert County Circuit Clerk
Colbert County Courthouse
201 North Main Street
Tuscumbia, AL 35674
Phone: (256) 386-8511
Monday - Friday; between 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Court records of the Probate Court and Municipal Courts can be obtained by visiting the various courthouses.

Location of All Courts in Colbert County

The Colbert County courts system consists of one Circuit Court, one District Court, one Probate Court, and six Municipal Courts. Below are the addresses and contact information of the courts:

Colbert County Circuit Court
Colbert County Circuit Court
Colbert County Courthouse
201 North Main Street
P.O. Box 740370
Tuscumbia, AL 35674
Phone: (256) 314-5854

Colbert County District Court
Colbert County District Court
Colbert County Courthouse
201 North Main Street
P.O. Box 740370
Tuscumbia, AL 35674
Phone: (256) 314-5854

Colbert County Probate Court
Colbert County Probate Court
Colbert County Courthouse
201 North Main Street
P.O. Box 47
Tuscumbia, AL 35674
Phone: (256) 386-8542
Fax: (256) 386-8547

Colbert County Municipal Courts
Cherokee Municipal Court
73 Main Street
P.O. Box D
Cherokee, AL 35616
Phone: (256) 359-4959
Fax: (256) 359-4016

Leighton Municipal Court
8900 Main Street
P.O. Box 308
Leighton, AL 35646
Phone: (256) 446-0722

Littleville Municipal Court
1810 George Wallace Highway
Littleville, AL 35654
Phone: (256) 332-4872

Muscle Shoals Municipal Court
2010 East Avalon Avenue
P.O. Box 2624
Muscle Shoals, AL 35662
Phone: (256) 386-9210

Sheffield Municipal Court
600 North Montgomery Avenue
Sheffield, AL 35660
Phone: (256) 386-5605

Tuscumbia Municipal Court
202 East 6th Street
Tuscumbia, AL 35674
Phone: (256) 386-5665

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What are Colbert County Vital Records

Colbert County vital records are official documentations of life events that occurred within the county. The events recorded include births, deaths, marriages, and divorces. Some vital records can be accessed by any member of the general public, while access to other vital records is restricted to certain individuals.

Colbert County marriage records and divorce records are maintained by the Probate Court and Circuit Clerk respectively. The Colbert County Health Department and the Alabama Department of Public Health processes and issues birth, death, marriage and divorce records. Eligible individuals can obtain these records from either of the health departments.

Where and How to Get Colbert County Divorce Records

Colbert County divorce records are available for requests from the Colbert County Circuit Clerk. A requester can obtain divorce records by submitting a written request or application to:

Colbert County Circuit Clerk
Colbert County Courthouse
201 North Main Street
Tuscumbia, AL 35674
Phone: (256) 386-8511

Divorce records are maintained by the Alabama Department of Public Health. The state public health department has divorce records from 1950 to date in its custody. It costs $15 for a certified copy of a divorce record, and an additional $6 for each extra copy of that record requested. Divorce records can be obtained by making in-person applications to the County Health Department or mail-in applications to the State Public Health Department. Divorce records can be requested by members of the general public because access to divorce records is unrestricted. A requester will be required to provide the necessary information, as well as a valid ID and payment. Information required for divorce record requests include:

  • Full names of the divorce parties before marriage
  • Date of divorce
  • Place of Divorce

Mail-in applications for divorce records can be made by completing the Vital Records Request Application form. The completed form should be attached to a money order payment and a copy of the requester’s valid ID. These documents should be sent to:

Alabama Vital Records
Alabama Department of Public Health
P.O. Box 5625
Montgomery, AL 36103-5625

In-person applications can be made by submitting the completed application form, with payment and a copy of a valid-ID to:

Colbert County Health Department
1000 S. Jackson Highway
Sheffield, AL 35660
Office: (256) 383-1231
Fax: (256) 383-8843

Where and How to Get Colbert County Marriage Records

The Recording Department of the Colbert County Probate Court records all marriage licenses and maintains marriage records on behalf of the county. Certified copies of marriage records cost $4 per copy. In-person or mail-in requests by interested persons for marriage records may be made to:

Colbert County Probate Judge
Colbert County Courthouse
201 North Main Street
P.O. Box 47
Tuscumbia, AL 35674
(256) 314-5822
(256) 386-8546

The Alabama Department of Public Health manages marriage records from August 1936 to date in the state of Alabama. There is no restriction as to who can request or obtain marriage records, hence, marriage records are opened for public access. Marriage records can be obtained by making mail-in requests or walk-in requests. Interested parties will be required to provide payment for copies as well as a copy of a valid-ID. Marriage records requests require the following information;

  • Full names of the married couple before marriage
  • Date of marriage
  • Place of marriage

It costs $15 for a certified marriage record and $6 for additional copies of the record. To make a mail-in request for a marriage record, interested persons should fill out the Vital Records Request Application form. The filled-out form, along with payment through money order and a copy of the requester’s valid ID, should be sent via mail to:

Alabama Vital Records
Alabama Department of Public Health
P.O. Box 5625
Montgomery, AL 36103-5625

Walk-in requests for marriage records can be made by filling out the request form and submitting it with payment and a valid ID to:

Colbert County Health Department
1000 S. Jackson Highway
Sheffield, AL 35660
Office: (256) 383-1231
Fax: (256) 383-8843

Where and How to Get Colbert County Birth Records

Birth records from 1908 to date are maintained by the Colbert County Health Department and the Alabama Department of Public Health. Access to birth records is restricted to:

  • The record’s subject
  • Parent
  • Legal guardian
  • Spouse
  • Descendants
  • Siblings
  • Legal representative of an authorized person

Requests for birth records can be made via mail or in person. The following information is required to request birth records:

  • Full name of the record’s subject
  • Sex
  • Date of birth
  • County or city of birth
  • Hospital of birth
  • Full names of both parents before their marriage

A certified copy of a birth record is $15, and $6 for each additional copy of the same birth record requested. A requester can make mail-in applications by filling out the Vital Records Request Application form. Once the form is completed, payment and the requester’s valid ID should be attached. All the documents should be sent to:

Alabama Vital Records
Alabama Department of Public Health
P.O. Box 5625
Montgomery, AL 36103-5625

In-person applications for birth records can be made by providing payment, a valid ID, and the completed request form and submitting it to:

Colbert County Health Department
1000 S. Jackson Highway
Sheffield, AL 35660
Office: (256) 383-1231
Fax: (256) 383-8843

Where and How to Get Colbert County Death Records

The Colbert County Health Department and the Alabama Department of Public Health process and issue death records from 1908 to the date of the state of Alabama. Death records can be requested only by:

  • The parent’s of the deceased person
  • Spouse
  • Descendants
  • Legal representative of family or estate

Individuals interested in obtaining death records will be required to provide the following information:

  • The deceased’s full legal name
  • Date of death
  • Date of birth
  • Age at death
  • County or city of death
  • Sex
  • Social security number
  • Race
  • Name of spouse
  • Names of parents

Applications for death records can be made via mail by completing the Vital Records Request Application form. The completed form, along with a copy of a valid ID and payment, should be submitted to:

Alabama Vital Records
Alabama Department of Public Health
P.O. Box 5625
Montgomery, AL 36103-5625

In-person applications can be made by submitting the completed request form, a copy of the requester and payment to:

Colbert County Health Department
1000 S. Jackson Highway
Sheffield, AL 35660
Office: (256) 383-1231
Fax: (256) 383-8843