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Lee County Arrest, Court, and Public Records

What are Lee County Public Records?

Under the APRL, Lee County public records are documents generated or received by agents or agencies of the government while carrying out official duties. The form of the document does not matter, and so they may be written, printed, or typed documents. Lee public records also include pleadings, exhibits, papers, or other writings filed with or by any court or office. Some records are exempted from public access. These exempted records include:

  • Records concerning citizen’s safety and security;
  • Records for public libraries, schools, and universities;
  • Records that should be kept private for the sake of public interest.

Lee County Crime Statistics

The Statistical Analysis Center of the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency works with the various law enforcement agencies in the state and provides a compilation of crime figures in Alabama. In 2018, Lee reported a total number of 4,494. The crimes consisted of 847 violent crimes and 3,647 property crimes. The violent crimes included 11 homicides, 51 rapes, 72 robberies, and 713 assaults. The property crimes included 527 burglaries, 2,832 larcenies, and 288 motor vehicle thefts.

Compared to 2017, there was a decrease in reported crimes in Lee County. There was a decrease in rape (12%), robbery (19%), burglary (16%), larceny (13%), and motor vehicle theft (5%). There was an increase in assault (2%). The number of homicides remained the same.

Are Lee County Criminal Records Public?

Lee County criminal records are not available to all members of the public. Lee criminal records are official documents that contain records of the subject’s criminal history. They include information on arrests, charges, prosecutions, pleas, and convictions. Accessibility of the records is limited to the owner of the record, law enforcement agents, and some employers that wish to find information on potential employees. The Lee County Sheriff’s Office maintains Lee county criminal records. Interested persons may contact the Office to obtain a copy of a record at:

Lee County Sheriff's Office
1900 Frederick Rd
Opelika, AL 36801
Phone: (334) 749-5651

The Criminal Records Identification Unit of the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency (ALEA) also maintains criminal records for all of Alabama, including Lee. Interested persons can contact the Unit for copies of criminal records.

How to Obtain Lee County Police Reports and Arrest Records?

The Lee County Sheriff’s Office maintains Lee County arrest records and police reports. Interested persons may make requests for copies of the records at:

Lee County Sheriff's Office
1900 Frederick Rd
Opelika, AL 36801
Phone: (334) 749-5651

The Alabama Law Enforcement Highway Patrol also maintains records of accidents it investigates. Interested persons may call (256) 539-0681 to obtain copies of the accident reports.

How to Find Sex Offender Information in Lee County?

The Lee County Sheriff’s Office maintains an online index of registered sex offenders in Lee County. Users can search for sex offenders by location, name, or city. The location-based search will show all sex offenders around the area. Information on individual sex offenders is available, such as the offender’s name, registration number, address, physical description, and offense. Users can also look through the complete list of registered sex offenders or non-compliant offenders. Interested persons can also sign up for email notification when a new sex offender registers within the chosen address.

The Alabama Law Enforcement Agency also maintains a statewide register of all sex offenders. Interested persons can search the Alabama Sex Offender Registry for sex offenders in Lee. Users can search for a sex offender by name, city, location, email, or internet name. Users can also check for a list of all non-compliant sexual offenders. Interested persons can register for email updates to be notified when a sex offender registers in their area.

How to Find Lee County Inmate Records?

The Lee County Sheriff’s Office administers the operations of the Lee County Corrections Division, which houses Lee County inmates. It also maintains records of inmates incarcerated in the Correctional Facility. Interested persons can use the online search tool to find inmates. Persons can also contact the Sheriff’s office to find inmates at:

Lee County Sheriff's Office
1900 Frederick Rd
Opelika, AL 36801
Phone: (334) 749-5651

The Alabama Department of Corrections maintains records of incarcerated individuals in Alabama, including Lee County. Interested persons can use the inmate search tool to find inmates. There are different search options, allowing users to search with the inmate’s name or the Alabama Institutional Serial number.

How Do I Visit an Inmate in Lee County Jail?

Lee County inmates are allowed one visit each week, which should not last longer than 30 minutes. Visitors should arrive at least ten minutes before the visiting time. The maximum number of visitors that can see an inmate each week is four people, including children. Visitors should have a valid photo ID. Visits should be made at:

Lee County Correctional Facility
1900 Frederick Road
Opelika, AL 36803-0688
Phone: (334) 749-5651

Court Records

Lee County’s court system consists of one Circuit Court, one District Court, one Probate Court, and two Municipal Courts. The Courts exercise jurisdiction over cases with different subject matters such as civil, criminal, probate, traffic, family and domestic, and small claims matters. The court records are available to the public. They include both case and administrative records.

Location of Courts in Lee County

Circuit Courts in Lee County

Lee County Circuit Court
T.K. Davis Justice Center Complex
2311 Gateway Dr, #104,
Opelika, AL 36801
Phone: (334) 749-7141

District Courts in Lee County

Lee County District Court
T.K. Davis Justice Center Complex
2311 Gateway Dr, #104,
Opelika, AL 36801
Phone: (334) 749-7141

Probate Courts in Lee County

Lee County Probate Court
Historic Lee County Courthouse
215 S 9th St, P.O. Box 2266,
Opelika, AL 36803
Phone: (334) 737-3670

Municipal Courts in Lee County

Auburn Municipal Court
141 N Ross St,
Auburn, AL 36830
Phone: (334) 501-3180
Fax: (334) 501-7285

Opelika Municipal Court
608 Ave A,
Opelika, AL 36801
Phone: (334) 705-5190
Fax: (334) 705-5109

Are Lee County Court Records Public?

Lee County court records are generally public records. Members of the public can make requests to access Lee county court records and to make copies of the records. However, some records are sealed by court order and so are not available to the public.

How to Obtain Lee County Civil Court Case Records?

The Lee County Circuit Clerk maintains Lee County civil court records. Interested persons can make requests for copies of the records either in person or by mail. This would involve filling the request for records form. The requester should provide the case number and the defendant’s name. The request may take up to seven working days to process. Each copy of a record costs $25 if the record is between 1-20 pages. For each additional page, there is a charge of 50 cents. Each certification costs $5. The request should be made to:

Lee County Circuit Clerk
T.K. Davis Justice Center
2311 Gateway Drive
Opelika, AL 36801
Phone: (334) 737-3526
Hours: 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Records of cases heard by municipal courts can be obtained from the court that determined the case.

How to Obtain Lee County Criminal Court Records?

The Lee County Circuit Clerk maintains Lee County criminal court records. The records are available to the public except when sealed by a court order. They can be obtained by completing and submitting a request for records form. The case number, the defendant’s name, and the charge should be provided. Each copy of a record costs $25 for the first twenty pages, and an additional 50 cents for each extra page. There is a $5 charge for each certification. It may take up to seven days for requests to be processed.

Interested persons may make their requests in person or by mail to:

Lee County Circuit Clerk
T.K. Davis Justice Center
2311 Gateway Dr
Opelika, AL 36801
Phone: (334) 737-3526
Hours: 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Conducting a search is subject to our Terms of Service and Privacy Notice.

What are Lee County Vital Records?

Lee County vital records are the official documentation of births, deaths, marriages, and divorces that occur within the County. These records are usually available to a limited number of people, such as the registrant, their close relatives, and persons authorized by law to obtain the records. Lee county marriage records and divorce records are maintained by the Lee County Probate Court and Lee County Circuit Clerk respectively. The Alabama Department of Public Health and the Lee County Health Department also maintains Lee county vital records. The records are available to qualified persons.

Where and How to Obtain Lee County Divorce Records?

The Lee County Circuit Clerk maintains Lee County divorce records. The Clerk issues Lee county divorce decrees to interested persons. This would involve completing a request form and submitting the form. The request may be made either in person or by mail. For in-person requests, payment should be made in cash and the form should be submitted. For mail requests, the request form, payment, and a self-addressed stamped envelope should be sent. Payment for mail requests should be made by money order. Each copy of a divorce decree costs $25. The request should be made to:

Lee County Circuit Clerk
T.K. Davis Justice Center
2311 Gateway Dr
Opelika, AL 36801
Phone: (334) 737-3526
Hours: 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

The Alabama Department of Public Health maintains Lee County divorce records from 1950 till date. Lee divorce records are unrestricted under Alabama law, and so copies of the records are available to the general public. The fee for a certified copy of the records is $15, with an additional $6 for each copy of a record made as a joint request with the initial copy. Payment should be made by money order, made payable to “State Board of Health”. The requester would need to provide:

  • Full names before the first marriage of both spouses
  • Date of divorce
  • County where the divorce was granted
  • The requester’s name
  • The requestor's signature
  • The address where the certificate is to be mailed
  • The requester’s daytime phone number

Interested persons may make requests by completing the request form (also available in Spanish) and making an in-person or mail request to:

Alabama Department of Public Health
Center for Health Statistics
The RSA Tower
201 Monroe Street, Suite 1150
Montgomery, AL 36104
Office: (334) 206-5418
Fax: (334) 206-2659

Where and How to Get Public Lee County Marriage Records?

The Lee County Probate Court maintains Lee County marriage records. The records are available to interested persons. Obtaining copies of the records would involve making an in-person or mail request for a Lee County marriage certificate to:

Lee County Probate Court
Historic Lee County Courthouse
215 S 9th St, P.O. Box 2266,
Opelika, AL 36803
Phone: (334) 737-3670

The request would need to provide the full names of the parties before the marriage and the date of the marriage.

The Alabama Department of Public Health also maintains Lee county marriage records from August 1936 till date. Copies of the records are available to any person who wishes to obtain them. The fee for a certified copy is $15, with an additional $6 for each extra copy of a certificate ordered at the same time. The payment should be made by money order, made payable to “State Board of Health”. The requester would need to provide:

  • Full names before the first marriage of both parties to the marriage
  • The date of the marriage
  • The county the marriage license was issued
  • The requester’s name
  • The requestor's signature
  • The address where the certificate is to be mailed
  • The requester’s daytime phone number

Requesters should complete the request form (also available in Spanish) and make a mail or in-person request to:

Alabama Department of Public Health
Center for Health Statistics
The RSA Tower
201 Monroe Street, Suite 1150
Montgomery, AL 36104
Office: (334) 206-5418
Fax: (334) 206-2659

Where and How to Find Lee County Birth Records?

The Lee County Health Department maintains Lee County birth records. Interested persons can make requests for Lee County birth certificates. This would involve completing the application form. The completed form should be submitted with the completed form to any local county health department. The Alabama Department of Public Health maintains Lee county birth records from 1908 to date. Copies of the records may be issued to:

  • The registrant
  • The mother, father, or legal guardian of the registrant
  • The spouse of the registrant
  • The child of the registrant
  • A sibling of the registrant
  • The legal representative of an authorized person

The requester would need to present a valid ID. The fee for the first copy requested is $15, and a $6 charge for subsequent copies ordered at the same time. There is an additional $15 if the requester wishes to expedite the request. Payment should be made by check or money order, made payable to “State Board of Health”. The requester should download the application form (also available in Spanish) and submit the form with payment.

The requester would need to provide identifying information, such as the registrant’s full name and date of birth. The request should be made at:

Alabama Department of Public Health
Center for Health Statistics
The RSA Tower
201 Monroe Street, Suite 1150
Montgomery, AL 36104
Office: (334) 206-5418
Fax: (334) 206-2659

Where and How to Find Lee County Death Records?

The Lee County Health Department maintains records of Lee County death records. Qualified persons can make requests for Lee county death certificates by filling and submitting the application form. The completed form should be sent to any local county health department.

The Alabama Department of Public Health also maintains records of deaths in Lee County. The Health Department issues copies of death certificates from 1908 to date. The persons eligible to make requests for copies of the records include:

  • The registrant’s mother or father
  • The registrant’s spouse
  • The registrant’s child
  • The registrant’s sibling
  • The registrant’s grandchild, when demonstrating entitlement
  • A legal representative of family or estate

The person making a requester would need to submit a valid ID. The first certified copy of a record costs $15, and there is an additional charge of $6 for each additional copy requested in the same order. Requesters may pay an additional $15 to expedite the process. Payment should be made by check or money order to “State Board of Health”. The requester should download the application form (also available in Spanish) and submit the form with payment.

The request should be made by mail or in person at:

Alabama Department of Public Health
Center for Health Statistics
The RSA Tower
201 Monroe Street, Suite 1150
Montgomery, AL 36104
Office: (334) 206-5418
Fax: (334) 206-2659