Madison County Arrest, Court, and Public Records

Criminal Records

The Madison County Sheriff’s Department provides copies of incident reports to victims. Reports may be obtained at the office’s Criminal Investigation Division located at:

715 Wheeler Avenue
Huntsville, Al. 35801

The office opens to the public between noon and 4:00 p.m. on Monday and from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. from Tuesday through Friday. A $2.00 fee is charged for each copy. Residents may also be able to obtain localized criminal reports by contacting the police department in their city. For a more extensive search, residents can contact the Alabama Law Enforcement Criminal Records Department. The department processes requests and inquiries of background matters and criminal history in Madison County and the rest of the state. It also maintains fingerprint files for arrested offenders in the state.

To review criminal record history information, interested parties must submit a completed application form, providing their full name, work information and a copy of a valid photo ID. Employers can also conduct background checks on prospective employees by contacting the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency (ALEA) or using its online Alabama Background Check System.

How to Obtain Inmate Information

The Madison County Sheriff’s Office maintains public records of persons held in county jail. County residents can search for general inmate information using a public online search tool. In addition, the Alabama Department of Corrections provides a public inmate search tool that requesters can use to find inmates held in correctional facilities across the state. Searches can be conducted using different criteria, such as the inmate’s name or AIS (Alabama Institutional Serial) number.

How to Find Sex Offender Information

The Alabama Law Enforcement Agency (ALEA) maintains state-wide records of registered offenders. It also provides public access to general information on sex offenders via a searchable online registry. Interested persons can conduct searches by name or zip code to find offenders living within a particular area.

Court Records

Madison County’s court system include a circuit court, county district court, and, the county probate court. All three courts are housed at the:

Madison County Courthouse
100 North Side Sq
Huntsville, AL 35801
Phone: (256) 532-3380
Fax: (256) 532-3768

Interested parties can request copies of circuit court records by submitting a completed request form in person or by mail. Requests should include the contact information of the applicant and case number (if known). Requesters must also provide the type of information requested. The circuit clerk charges $25.00 for archived records, $10.00 for computerized records, and $20.00 for paper records. Mail requests can be sent to the:

Circuit Clerk,
Records Request,
Madison County Courthouse
100 North Side Square,
Huntsville, AL 35801

Access to probate court records can be obtained using the courthouse’s online index search system. Searches can be conducted by name or any known case number. Madison County is also home to multiple municipal courts, which preside over misdemeanors and ordinance violations alongside other cases. Residents can search through court records by visiting the courthouse where the case was tried.

Triana Municipal Court
640 6th St, Madison, AL 35756
Phone: (256) 772-0151
Fax: (256) 464-5099

Owens Cross Roads Municipal Court
2965 Hwy 431 St, P.O. Box 158
Owens Cross Roads, AL 35763
Phone: (256) 725-4163

New Hope Municipal Court
5496 Main Dr, P.O. Box 419
New Hope, AL 35760
Phone: (256) 723-2616

Madison Municipal Court
Madison Municipal Complex
100 Hughes Rd
Madison, AL 35758
Phone: (256) 772-5617
Fax: (256) 464-9596

Huntsville Municipal Court
815 Wheeler Ave, P.O. Box 2829
Huntsville, AL 35804
Phone: (256) 427-7800
Fax: (256) 427-7829

Gurley Municipal Court
235 Walker St, P.O. Box 128
Gurley, AL 35748
Phone: (256) 776-3313

Vital Records

Madison County, Alabama provides access to divorce records at the county and state level. Access to some vital records may require a valid government-issued I.D.

How to Find Divorce Records

Eligible parties can obtain copies of a divorce decree by contacting the circuit clerk of the courthouse where the divorce was granted. Records can be obtained in person. Residents can also obtain records via mail by sending a request to:

Circuit Clerk
Records Search
Family Court Division
100 North Side Square
Huntsville, AL 35801

How to Find Birth/Death Records

The Alabama Department of Public Health manages records of births and deaths in Madison County and the rest of the state. Eligible parties can obtain copies of a record by visiting the local county health department. Records can also be obtained by mailing a completed request form to:

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

Requests must be accompanied by a valid copy for a government-issued ID. Applicants must also indicate the number of copies required as well as provide the appropriate fee. The department charges $15.00 for the first copy and $6.00 for each additional copy. Accepted forms of payment include credit card, check, and cash (walk-ins only).

How to Find Marriage Records

The Marriage License Department of Madison County maintains records of marriages from May 2004 till present. Requesters can obtain records by visiting the office in person. Records can also be obtained via mail by sending a written request along with the name of both spouses and the applicable fee to the:

Madison County Probate Judge’s Office
C/O Marriage License Department
Room 101
100 North Side Square
Huntsville, AL 35801

Records for marriages from 1809 – April 2004 can be obtained at the:

Madison County Public Library
C/O 3rd Floor Records Center
915 Monroe Street
Huntsville, AL 35804