Marion County Background Information
Marion County is found in the state of Alabama. Back in 2020, Marion County had a total population of 29,341. The county seat is Hamilton.
The county was founded in 1818.
It was named in honor of General Francis Marion (1732–1795), an American Revolutionary War hero from South Carolina who was known as "The Swamp Fox".
Marion County Arrest Records
Arrest records are kept on all crimes within the Marion County area. Crimes in Marion County are separated into two principal categories, violent crime and property crime. Marion County had 2 violent and 34 property crimes back in 2021.
Marion County Sheriff's Office
Sheriff: Kevin Williams
280 Winchester Dr.
Hamilton, AL 35570
Phone: (205) 921-7433
Fax: (205) 921-7598
Marion County Criminal Records
All police records in Marion County are all updated. This includes any resident who is a sex offender and living, attending school, working, or jailed in the Marion County area. This register can be accessed by all Marion County occupants. Occupants of Marion County also have the right to search for any nearby offenders. Non-compliant and jailed offenders are also shown on the results
Marion County Court Records
All civil, family, and criminal cases in Marion County are managed by the circuit court system. The court clerk maintains all Marion County court records. To attain these records in Marion County, a person must enquire at:
Marion County Circuit Court
Denise L. Mixon, Clerk
132 Military Street South
Hamilton, AL 35570
Hours: 8:00am – 4:30pm, M-F
Closed 12:00pm - 1:00 pm
Phone: (205) 921-7451
The Court of Appeals has the power to oversee any lower court case in which one party appeals in Alabama. These Alabama lower courts are made up of the 67 superior or trial courts found across the state's 67 counties, including Marion County.
NOTE - Mail, email, or fax can all be used to send records to requesters in Marion County. Having said that, any official or accredited records in Marion County can only be delivered via mail.
Marion County Public Records
Any individual within the Marion County region has vital records kept on them. For the State of Alabama including Marion County, The Center for Health Statistics (CHS) operates the vital records system and documents health-related statistical data. Having many different copies keeps the files protected and they can then be properly used for statistical analysis someday.
In Alabama, The CHS files, holds, and provides certified copies of public information including birth, death, marriage and divorce certificates. An automated vital records system called Vital Statistics Image Oriented Network or ViSION, allows vital records to be given through all Alabama county health departments
The Alabama Open Records Law which was passed in 1923, states that all Marion County citizens can access and copy all public vital records. Every last person in Marion County therefore has the ability to access state and local government public records. Marion County inhabitants can obtain copies face-to-face at:
Marion County Probate Court
132 Military St S
Hamilton, AL 35570
Phone: (205) 921-2471
Records in Marion County do come with a charge. First copies of birth records cost $15.00, with additional copies obtained at the same time costing an extra $6.00 in Marion County. Death certificates in Marion County cost $15.00 for the first copy, and $6.00 for any extra copy purchased at the same time. Marriage certificates in Marion County will set a person back $15.00 for a first copy and $6.00 for each after. Finally, divorce records in Marion County cost $15.00 for the first copy, and $6.00 for every copy after that.
NOTE - A person must visit between 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. on Monday to Friday to get records in person in Marion County. Those looking to request reports must also bring some form of photo identification. This could contain a driver’s license or state ID. In Marion County, a person must also put their request in writing.