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DeKalb County Arrest, Court, and Public Records

What are DeKalb County Arrest Records?

Law enforcement agencies generate a report called arrest records, and it shows details of a criminal’s arrest history before conviction or court charge. Arrest records are vital in criminal investigations and made available online or as a paper document.

Crime Statistics in DeKalb County

In 2016, DeKalb County had 162 violent crimes, two murder cases, 18 rape cases, two robbery cases, and 140 aggravated assault cases, as reported by the DeKalb County law enforcement agencies. Property crimes had a total of 736, which consisted of 225 burglary cases, 403 larceny cases, and 108 cases of motor vehicle theft. In 2018, there were 113 violent crimes and 624 cases of property crimes, within DeKalb County. These reports compiled by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) illustrate that there was a significant decrease in crimes committed, larceny is the most committed crime, and property crimes were more prevalent than violent crimes DeKalb County.

What are DeKalb County Criminal Records?

Criminal records are official documents that provide information on felony committed by an individual. It as well offers details regarding sentences, charges, or plea concerning an offender about a crime. The DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office maintains DeKalb County criminal records. At the state level, the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency is the custodian of criminal records.

How Do I Get DeKalb County Criminal Records?

DeKalb County residents can acquire criminal records from the Sheriff’s webpage, which is processed through the Alabama Bureau of Investigation. The requestor must complete the Application to Review Alabama Criminal History Record Information (CHRI) form. Other requirements include the applicant’s current photo I.D., and a fee of $25 is charged for the first copy and another $.5 per additional copy. The charge is to be paid by check or money order in person at:

301 S. Ripley Street
Montgomery, AL 36104

The Alabama Law Enforcement Agency (ALEA) is open from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. Further inquiries can be made by calling the office on (334) 353-4340.

How to Find DeKalb County Sex Offender Information

Sex offender information can be accessed through the Sheriff’s webpage. Interested persons can access sex offender information on the Sheriff’s webpage by selecting a sex offender through a list of alphabetically arranged names. After the selection, the webpage provides the registered sex offender’s current address, picture, and arrest records.

How Do I Visit an Inmate in DeKalb County Jail?

Intending visitors to the DeKalb County Jail must make an appointment through the visitation system at the Sheriff’s Office or using the online jail portal where they can decide to schedule a face-to-face visit or video visit. The visiting hours begin from 9:00 a.m. and end at 3:30 p.m. Visitors must provide a valid photo I.D. card.

Items such as tobacco, alcohol, cell phones, and other electronic devices are not allowed in the DeKalb County Jail. Tight outfits, revealing dresses, sleeveless shirts, and clothes with offensive languages or symbols are also not allowed. Visitors must be dressed appropriately according to Alabama’s Department of Corrections dress policy. Inmates in DeKalb County jail are allowed three visitors at a time and limited to 30 minutes per visit.

Where and How to Find DeKalb County Inmate Information

The DeKalb County Sheriff’s office files inmate information in the county and the public can access it online. Inmate search online can be done through the inmate roster, an updated web page that provides details of current detainees in the DeKalb County Detention Center. Information provided includes I.D., name, booking date, charges, and bail bond. There is also a 48-hour Release link on the Sheriff’s webpage that provides information on inmates released in the past 48 hours.

What are DeKalb County Court Records?

Court records contain details of court proceedings and court judgments. The DeKalb Circuit Clerk’s Office sustains court records, and on the state level, court records are maintained by the Alabama Administrative Office of Courts. To request a court record, the court request form, which is available on the Circuit Clerk’s webpage, must be filled. Interested individuals must also provide the case number, name, address, and type of information requested. Official court records are available in paper, microfilm, and online format.

Location of All Courts in DeKalb

Below are the addresses and contact details of courthouses located in DeKalb County:

DeKalb County Circuit Court
DeKalb County Courthouse
300 Grand Ave S, #200,
P.O. Box 681149,
Fort Payne, AL 35968
Phone: (256) 845-8525
Fax: (256) 845-8535

DeKalb County District Court
DeKalb County Courthouse
300 Grand Ave S, #200,
P.O. Box 681149,
Fort Payne, AL 35968
Phone: (256) 845-8525
Fax: (256) 845-8535

DeKalb County Probate Court
DeKalb County Courthouse
300 Grand Ave S.W., #100,
Fort Payne, AL 35967
Phone: (256) 845-8510
Fax: (256) 845-8514

Collinsville Municipal Court
Collinsville Town Hall
39 Post Office St,
P.O. Box 390,
Collinsville, AL 35961
Phone: (256) 524-2135
Fax: (256) 524-2121

Crossville Municipal Court
P.O. Box 100,
Crossville, AL 35962
Phone: (256) 528-7121 ext. 3

Fort Payne Municipal Court
100 Alabama Ave NW,
Fort Payne, AL 35967
Phone: (256) 845-6728
Fax: (256) 844-6081

Fyffe Municipal Court
1514 Traylor St W,
P.O. Box 8,
Fyffe, AL 35971
Phone: (256) 623-2222

Geraldine Municipal Court
41343 AL Hwy 75,
P.O. Box 183,
Geraldine, AL 35974
Phone: (256) 659-2122

Henagar Municipal Court
9252 Alabama Hwy 40,
P.O. Box 128,
Henagar, AL 35978
Phone: (256) 657-7691
Fax: (256) 657-5690

Ider Municipal Court
10793 AL Highway 75,
P.O. Box 72,
Ider, AL 35981
Phone: (256) 657-5717

Mentone Municipal Court
5972 AL Hwy 117,
P.O. Box 295,
Mentone, AL 35984
Phone: (256) 634-4541

Powell Municipal Court
110 S Broad St,
Powell, AL 35971
Phone: (256) 638-4283

Rainsville Municipal Court
70 McCurdy Ave S,
P.O. Box 309,
Rainsville, AL 35986
Phone: (256) 638-6334

Sylvania Municipal Court
22957 Sylvania Ave S,
P.O. Box 150,
Sylvania, AL 35988
Phone: (256) 638-2604
Fax: (256) 638-7670

Valley Head Municipal Court
41 Anderson St,
P.O. Box 329,
Valley Head, AL 35989
Phone: (256) 635-6814

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What are DeKalb County Vital Records

Vital records are documents that entail significant events of a person’s life. These events include marriage, divorce, birth, and death. The DeKalb County Health Department maintains vital records, and they make them available for public access. Inquirers can also access vital records by querying the Center for Health Statistics. Only family members and legal representatives are classified as eligible persons to obtain vital records on behalf of the named persons on the records, and a government-issued I.D. will be required.

Where and How to Get DeKalb County Divorce Records

The Alabama Department of Public Health maintains DeKalb County divorce records, and the records are unrestricted. Interested persons can obtain divorce records through the DeKalb County Health Department by mail, which involves filling an application form. Another alternative is going through the Center for Health Statistics by making an in-person request. The appropriate fee and completed form must be mailed to the following address:

Alabama Department of Public Health
Center for Health Statistics
P.O. Box 5625
Montgomery, AL 36103-5625

Where and How to Get DeKalb County Marriage Records

The Alabama Department of Public Health preserves marriage records. Requestors are required to fill a printable application form available online and mail to the Alabama Department of Public Health. DeKalb County marriage records are also accessible online through the Center for Health Statistics. It costs $15 to obtain a certified copy of marriage records and $6 for an extra copy. The Alabama Department of Public Health operates daily excluding weekends from 8:00 a.m. to 4:45 p.m., and their mailing address is:

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

Where and How to Get DeKalb County Birth Records

The Alabama Department of Public Health is authorized to maintain birth records in DeKalb County. An application form available online must be completed, and requesters must have a copy of government I.D. to acquire birth records. Applicants are obligated to pay $15 to get a certified copy and $6 for additional copies of DeKalb County birth certificates. Mailed-in applications should consist of the filled form, copy of I.D. and confirmation of payment and sent to:

Alabama Department of Public Health
Center for Health Statistics
P.O. Box 5625
Montgomery, AL 36103-5625

Another way to acquire DeKalb County birth records is by visiting the DeKalb County Health Department.

Where and How to Get DeKalb County Death Records

The Alabama Department of Public Health sustains DeKalb County death records obtained through the mail or in-person. An inquirer who wants to send a request by mail must attach a completed request form and pay $15.00 per certified copy. However, additional copies of death records requested at the same time attract $6.00 only. Furthermore, requests made via mail require a copy of valid picture identification and proof of relationship (if the deceased named on the record is less than 18 years). The copies of the picture identification and written request should be mailed to:

Alabama Department of Public Health
Center for Health Statistics
P.O. Box 5625
Montgomery, AL 36103-5625