Geneva County Information
Geneva County can be found in the state of Alabama. A local census found that Geneva County had 26,659 inhabitants in 2020. The current county seat in Geneva County is Geneva.
The county was founded in 1868.
It was named after its county seat, which in turn was named after Geneva, New York which was named after Geneva, Switzerland, by Walter H. Yonge, an early town resident and Swiss native.
Geneva County Arrest Records
In Geneva County, arrest records are also kept on each crime within the jurisdictional area. Violent crime and property crime makeup the two categories that Geneva County offences are divided into. There were 23 violent and 151 property crimes in Geneva County in 2021.
Geneva County Sheriff's Office
Sheriff: Tony Helms
200 N Commerce Street P.O. Box 115
Geneva, AL 36340
Hours: 8am - 5pm Monday - Friday
Phone: (334) 684-5660
Geneva County Criminal Records
In Geneva County, and across the whole state of Alabama the authorities are required to keep an up to date list of all arrest records. This includes all people in Geneva County who is a sex offender and lives, works, attends school, or is incarcerated. This register is accessible by the public in Geneva County.
Residents of Geneva County can therefore search for any sex offenders within a certain distance of their homes. Inhabitants can also look up specific offenders in Geneva County. Non-compliant and in prison offenders are also shown on the results.
Geneva County Court Records
The criminal, civil, and family cases in Geneva County are all managed by the circuit court system. All Geneva County court records are handled by the circuit court clerk. Geneva County records can be accessed at:
Geneva County Circuit Court
Gale Laye, Clerk
200 North Commerce PO Box 86,
Geneva, Alabama, 36340
Phone: (334) 684-5620
In the state of Alabama, the Court of Appeals has the power to oversee any lower court case in which one party appeals. The lower courts over which the Court of Appeals oversees the 67 superior or trial courts across the 67 counties, including Geneva County.
NOTE - Ordinary records can be delivered to the requested by fax, email, or mail. Having said that, official Geneva County records may only be delivered via mail.
Geneva County Public records
Any individual within the Geneva County region has public record information maintained on them. For the State of Alabama including Geneva County, The Center for Health Statistics (CHS) operates the vital records system and documents health-related statistical data. Having a few different copies keeps the records secure and they may then be applied for statistical analysis later on.
For events that occur in Alabama, CHS files, saves, and provides you with certified copies of vital records including birth, death, marriage and divorce certificates An automated vital records system called Vital Statistics Image Oriented Network or ViSION, enables vital records to be released through all Alabama county health departments
The Alabama Open Records Law which was passed in 1923, claims that all Geneva County locals can access and copy all public vital records. This means that all local and state government public records can be opened by the people of Geneva County. A person can apply for these records in Geneva County at:
Geneva County Courthouse
Gina Holmes, Clerk
200 N. Commerce St. P.O. Box 430
Geneva, AL 36340
Hours: Mon-Thur 7am-6pm
Phone: (334) 684-5640
On the other hand, a person has to pay for records in Geneva County. First copies of birth records cost $15.00, with added copies ordered at the same time costing an added $6.00 in Geneva County. Death certificates in Geneva County will set a person back $15.00 for a first copy and $6.00 for each after. Geneva County marriage records cost $15.00 per first copy, and an extra $6.00 for every added copy requested at the same time. Finally, the first divorce record bought will cost $15.00 in Geneva County, with each additional costing $6.00.
NOTE - The office has opening times of 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. on Monday to Friday. In Geneva County, some form of photo ID is needed to get records. Examples consist of state IDs or driver's licenses. In Geneva County, a person must also put their request in writing.